Back in the mid 80s, Colonel Abrams laid the foundation stones of house with a series of electro-funk bangers that included hits Trapped, I’m Not Gonna Let You, and How Soon We Forget - all staples in any proto-house DJ's set.
Recent months have seen the Colonel fall on hard times - he's currently ill and homeless, with no medical insurance. Old skool house DJ Don Welch has set up a GoFundMe page for fans to pledge money to help out; America is tough on it's poor, and it seems the Colonel is in a pretty bad way - you can pledge money over here.
Greek label Echovolt is also poised to release some unheard fire from Abrams' vaults, putting together a three track 12" of cuts written and recorded direct to tape in the mid 80s - hopefully some of the vinyl sales should go someway to helping the Colonel get back on his feet.
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