Colonel Abrams
Colonel Abrams (May 25, 1949 – November 25, 2016) was an American singer, urban contemporary musician, songwriter, dancer, and actor.

Abrams' family moved to the East Village, Manhattan on East 13 Street. From an early age, he began playing the guitar and piano. He was in several early bands. Among them was Heavy Impact in which he played both guitar and keyboards alongside Joe Webb (guitar), Lemar Washington (guitar), Marston "Buffy" Freeman (bass guitar), Ronald Simmons (drums), Harry Jones (trumpet) and Barbara Mills (saxophone).