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 Colonel Abrams

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Colonel Abrams

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death
25 Nov 2016 (aged 67)
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
173231029 View Source

Singer. Detroit-born, Manhattan raised singer began playing both piano and guitar while still quite young. By the mid 1970's he became part of the band Heavy Impact. But it was nearly a decade later that he really made a name for himself with the big hit "Music Is the Answer." It began a string of dance hits that capitalized on the electronic sounds that were popular in the mid 80's, and included “The Truth,” “Over and Over,” “I’m Not Gonna Let You,” and his biggest song, which became an international hit, “Trapped.” He continued to chart on the Dance and R&B charts into the mid-90's, and performed around the world into the new century. He formed his own Colonel Records and released music sporadically through the early part of this decade. Tragically, by 2015, he became quite ill, suffering from diabetes and was homeless, his friends began a crowdfunding campaign to help him financially pay for his medical treatments. The final year of his life was difficult, but didn’t mask the bright spot he was for R&B and house music fans during the last two decades of the 20th Century.

Singer. Detroit-born, Manhattan raised singer began playing both piano and guitar while still quite young. By the mid 1970's he became part of the band Heavy Impact. But it was nearly a decade later that he really made a name for himself with the big hit "Music Is the Answer." It began a string of dance hits that capitalized on the electronic sounds that were popular in the mid 80's, and included “The Truth,” “Over and Over,” “I’m Not Gonna Let You,” and his biggest song, which became an international hit, “Trapped.” He continued to chart on the Dance and R&B charts into the mid-90's, and performed around the world into the new century. He formed his own Colonel Records and released music sporadically through the early part of this decade. Tragically, by 2015, he became quite ill, suffering from diabetes and was homeless, his friends began a crowdfunding campaign to help him financially pay for his medical treatments. The final year of his life was difficult, but didn’t mask the bright spot he was for R&B and house music fans during the last two decades of the 20th Century.

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