Patrick Adams

Patrick Adams

Real Name:
Patrick Peter Owen Adams
US disco, soul and boogie producer, arranger, songwriter and musician; Owner of P&P Records and a great many other small independent labels.

Born on March 17, 1950 in Harlem, New York City, U.S.A. Patrick's' childhood was spent singing in choirs and attending concerts at the legendary Apollo Theater. His father bought him a trumpet and in his teens Adams began playing guitar and writing songs. He honed his arranging skills by dissecting the song structure and arrangement patterns of the records he heard on the radio. In 1970 he was appointed Vice President of A&R for Perception/Today Records where he discovered teenage vocal trio Black Ivory. In 1974 Adams left Perception/Today Records and started his own production company, PAPMUS (Patrick Adams Productions Music) and from there onwards he would collaborate with many people producing many disco classics. He has won the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award 3 times.
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Patrick Adams Discography


SD 19213 Patrick Adams Presents Phreek Patrick Adams Presents Phreek - Patrick Adams Presents Phreek (Album) Atlantic SD 19213 US 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LV 11, MS 5088X Patrick Adams Presents Phreek Patrick Adams Presents Phreek - Weekend (Single) Atlantic, Atlantic LV 11, MS 5088X UK 1978 Sell This Version
DMD 725 Patrick Adams Michael's Medley Mirage (2) DMD 725 US 1984 Sell This Version
TSR 02 Patrick Adams Featuring Lari Lee* Patrick Adams Featuring Lari Lee* - Jack In The Bush(12") 30th Street Records Inc. TSR 02 US 1987 Sell This Version


TEG-3307 Patrick Adams The Master Of The Masterpiece (The Very Best Of Mr. Patrick Adams) (Comp) Traffic Entertainment Group TEG-3307 US 2006 Sell This Version
TEG 3314 CD Patrick Adams The Master Of The Masterpiece 2 (More Of The Best Of Patrick Adams) (Comp) Traffic Entertainment Group TEG 3314 CD US 2008 Sell This Version
PP-2002 Patrick Adams Best Of P&P Records (Comp, Album) P&P Records PP-2002 US 2012 Sell This Version

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November 15, 2014
One of the greatest. Music with such character.


June 22, 2013
As the video section of Discogs only allows to embed YouTube clips, check out this Vimeo link for a 90 minute long Red Bull Academy lecture:


April 14, 2012
What a man...many styles of excellence but always his own lush touch : )


August 23, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
Although Patrick roots are in Disco, this producer and writer have made more contribution to dance then anyone in his generation. This brother is amazing! I can’t remember when I have been dissatisfied with this producer. Some of my favorites is all of his collaborations with “Leroy Burgess” and all of his productions on ‘Universal Robot Band, Musique, Rainbow Brown, Bumblebee Unlimited and Wish. It is because of producers like this that I wanted to become a producer. Patrick was light years away. I’m still trying to figure out how did he create “The Bumblebee Unlimited” stuff. Leroy Burgess tried to tell me, but I just can’t get it. This is when producing was creating production for your audience. This is real history and therefore is truly a “Father of the Dance”.

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