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Colonel Abrams

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Colonel Abrams is an R&B/Soul & House music artist who was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Brooklyn, New York. In 1985 he signed to MCA Records for a debut album Colonel Abrams, featuring a hit entitled “Trapped”, which reached the UK Top 5.

He also enjoyed a string of very successful entries on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the 1980s and 1990s, including four entries that hit #1. “Trapped” topped the dance chart in 1985, to be followed by the entire Colonel Abrams album, which spent two weeks at #1 the following year. “I’m Not Gonna Let” also spent a week at #1 in 1986 and in 1987 he had his fourth #1 US dance hit with “How Soon We Forget.”

His albums during the 1990s “About Romance” (1992), “Victim Of Loving You” (1995) and “Make The Difference” (1996) did not gain the same level of success in the Dance music mainstream but were well received by his fanbase. After a brief hiatus from recording, Abrams returned to the music scene in the mid 2000s. His early 2007 single, “Just When You Thought” became an underground hit. This was followed by the singles “Never Be”, “Just Like Mathematics”, “True Stories” and “Only A Few.” Off the strength of his fanbase, Abrams released his sixth studio album, “Should Be Dancin’ (The Album)” exclusively on traxsource.com. He also continues to tour.

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  • alisdairstewart

    Thanks to Boards of Canada [3]

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • nasovic

    Thanks to Boards of Canada [2]

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Asmodeus1988

    You got me running

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • sophistidisco

    Should I listen to what you say, or listen to what your folks say?

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I downloaded "Make A Difference" from Amazon.com. The album is fabulous! Colonel's collab with Ultra Nate called "Where Do We Go From Here" is excellent too!

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • m-salami

    Thanks to Boards of Canada :p :D

    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "How Soon We Forget" should be in the Top 15! It is one of most popular hits and one of the most memorable!

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • bachrodi

    Lulz <3 him!

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • toco-tucan

    Super!

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Ez-tracks

    very nice

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • chbrasse

    Great music and sound !! My best songs from the 80's !! Please listen to the track "Moonlight Dream" or "Take me to the top" at http://www.lastfm.fr/music/Chris+Brass Greetings from Paris

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • AxelKasten

    Like the 12´version !

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
  • bAzTNM

    The Colonel!

    20 Dec 2008 Reply
  • ViDLuv

    House music 4eva!!!

    3 Sep 2008 Reply
  • soundofsoul

    COLONEL HAS A PROMO OUT CALLED JUST LIKE MATHEMATICS TAKEN FROM HIS FORTHCOMING ALBUM A TRIBUTE TO MY BROTHER AVAILABLE FROM WWW.TRAXSOURCE.COM., DUE FOR RELEASE IN AUGUST. HE STILL HAS THAT POWERFUL VOICE AND NO-ONE PUTS WORDS TOGETHER LIKE HE DOES. IT IS STRONGLY RECCOMENDED.

    26 Jul 2007 Reply
  • 80sfever

    He should have been a legend! His unique style, smooth voice and lovely synth-attacks are truly impressive. Where is he now?

    21 Jul 2007 Reply
  • soundofsoul

    COLONEL'S NEW RELEASE ENTITLED NEVER BE (RELEASE DATE APRIL 2 2007) IS NOW AVAILABLE ON PROMO AT WWW.TRAXSOURCE.COM.JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IS NOW ON GENERAL RELEASE ON COLONEL RECORDS.HIS NEW ALBUM IS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE IN LATE SPRING (HE IS IN HIS STUDIO).VISIT COLONEL AT WWW.MYSPACE.COM/COLONELABRAMS.I WILL START A FANSITE SOON.FOR MORE INFO,DROP ME A LINE AT manofmusic@inbox.com

    1 Mar 2007 Reply

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