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Monday, November 28, 2016

Colonel Abrams was a House King

I don't usually write a blog immediately after a dance icon dies.  But in this case I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon.  Colonel Abrams 80's house masterpieces bring back so many memories.  I danced the night away to so many of them that I couldn't just not dedicate a blog to him.

Colonel was there on the ground floor.  When his first dance single came out in 1984 no one was even using the term House music.

Through the mid 80's he amassed a long string of hits.  Some of these even crossed onto the U.S. R&B charts and the U.K. pop charts.  For instance Trapped made it all the way to #3 in the U.K. in 1985.  But four of them hit #1 on the U.S. dance charts including the aforementioned Trapped, I'm not Gonna let and How Soon we Forget.

Colonel was huge at all the clubs I frequented in those years.  By the late 80's the hits dried up.  He continued to record but without much impact.  His last album was released in 1996.