Colonel Abrams (album)

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Colonel Abrams
Studio album by Colonel Abrams
Released October 13, 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Contemporary R&B
Label MCA
Colonel Abrams chronology
Colonel Abrams
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

Colonel Abrams is the self-titled debut album of Colonel Abrams, released in 1985. This album consists of garage house-influenced urban contemporary songs with lyrics and vocal performances provided by Abrams.

Includes four Hot R&B singles chart hits: "The Truth," "Over and Over," "Trapped," and "I'm Not Gonna Let You" and the minor R&B chart hit "Table for Two." In addition, all the cuts of the album reached the top of the Hot Dance Singles chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Truth" (Marston Freeman, Colonel Abrams) – 4:45
  2. "Speculation" (Marston Freeman, Colonel Abrams) – 5:00
  3. "Never Change" (Sam Dees, Colonel Abrams) – 5:47
  4. "Picture Me in Love with You" (Marston Freeman, Colonel Abrams) – 4:30
  5. "Trapped" (Marston Freeman, Colonel Abrams) – 3:41
  6. "I'm Not Gonna Let You" (Marston Freeman, Colonel Abrams) – 4:48
  7. "Over and Over" (Marston Freeman, Colonel Abrams) – 4:24
  8. "Margaux" (Marston Freeman, Colonel Abrams) – 5:50
  9. "Table for Two" (Marston Freeman, Colonel Abrams) – 2:44

Chart performance[edit]

Year Album title Label Chart position
1985 Colonel Abrams MCA #75 #13


  1. ^ a b c "Colonel Abrams on Allmusic". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  2. ^ "CG: Colonel Abrams". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 16. 
Preceded by
"No Frills Love" by Jennifer Holliday
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (all cuts)
February 15, 1986 - February 22, 1986 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"If You Should Ever Be Lonely" by Val Young