Real Name:
Patrick Peter Owen Adams
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US disco, soul and boogie producer, arranger, songwriter and musician.

He is known primarily for his production and songwriting work on the New York-based labels P&P Records, Red Greg Records, Salsoul Records, Prelude Records and major labels like Atlantic, as well as his studio projects Cloud One, Bumblebee Unlimited, Inner Life, Musique, Phreek and The Universal Robot Band. He has won the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award 3 times and has earned 32 gold and platinum records.

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 Records (5)/Today Records where he discovered teenage vocal trio Black Ivory and met his future friend and longtime musical collaborator Leroy Burgess. In 1974 Adams left Perception Records (5)/Today Records and started his own production company, Patrick Adams Productions, Inc. He met Peter Brown of P&P Records through mutual friend Lonnie Johnson and started producing experimental records for Peter's many labels. He also formed a musical collective called the The P.A. System. Some of the artists he has worked with include Ace Spectrum, Black Ivory, Bruni Pagan, Candi Staton, Debbie Taylor, Eddie Kendricks, Fonda Rae, Gladys Knight, Herbie Mann, Loleatta Holloway, Main Ingredient, Narada Michael Walden, Rick James, The Salsoul Orchestra, Shannon, Sister Sledge, Skipworth & Turner, The Spinners and more. In the '80s he started working as an engineer at Power Play Studios and did work for artists like Eric B. & Rakim, Heavy D. & The Boyz, Keith Sweat, R. Kelly, Salt-N-Pepa and Teddy Riley.
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790 456-1 Patrick Adams - Lovin' Feelings album art The Spinners* She Does and 1 more… The Spinners* - Lovin' Feelings(LP, Album) Atlantic 790 456-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
Spinners She Does Spinners - She Does (Single) Mirage (2) US 1985 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Out Here Again album art Rugenia Peoples Rugenia Peoples - Out Here Again Gitten Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - In The Bush album art Musique In The Bush (C. C. N. Remix 7 and 1 more… Musique - In The Bush (Single, Maxi) WGAF Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Paid In Full album art Eric B. & Rakim I Know You Got Soul (Dub) Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (Album, Comp) Island Records US 1987 Sell This Version
WAR-01 Patrick Adams - Stand (For A Little Boy) album art Prophecy* Da Men In Blue (Patrick Adams Syncronization Mix) Prophecy* - Stand (For A Little Boy)(12") Warrior Records (3) WAR-01 US 1999 Sell This Version
FTG-176 Patrick Adams - Mirage Records Soul & Funk Collection Vol. 3 album art Various She Does Various - Mirage Records Soul & Funk Collection Vol. 3(CD, Comp, RM) Funkytowngrooves FTG-176 UK 2009 Sell This Version
WS013 Patrick Adams - Give You My Love album art Kevin Andrews Feat. Sam Solace Give You My Love (Patric La Funk Remix) Kevin Andrews Feat. Sam Solace - Give You My Love(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) World Sound Recordings WS013 UK 2010
SALSBMG12LP Patrick Adams - The Stars Of Salsoul album art Inner Life Ain't No Mountain High Enough (John Morales M+M Accapella Dub Mix w/ Patrick Adams Reprise) Inner Life - The Stars Of Salsoul(2x12", Comp, RM) Salsoul Records SALSBMG12LP UK 2018 Sell This Version

Vocals

P&P-1001, P&P 1001 Patrick Adams - Atmosphere Strut album art Cloud One Cloud One - Atmosphere Strut(LP, Album) P&P Records, P&P Records P&P-1001, P&P 1001 US 1976 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Mr. Flute album art Art Webb Art Webb - Mr. Flute (Album) Atlantic US 1977 Sell This Version
NER 24405 Patrick Adams - NYC Disco (Double Pack One) album art Louie Vega Rebel Nation Louie Vega - NYC Disco (Double Pack One)(2x12", Ltd) Nervous Records NER 24405 UK 2018 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Patrick Adams - Now album art Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto - Now (Album) Perception Records (5) US 1972 Sell This Version
P-525 Patrick Adams - Hey Mr. Paul album art Realinda (2) Realinda (2) - Hey Mr. Paul(7") Perception Records (5) P-525 US 1973 Sell This Version
K-1001 / K-1002 Patrick Adams - Sacrifices / Get Off Your Butt album art Debbie Hines Sacrifices Debbie Hines - Sacrifices / Get Off Your Butt(7") Keck Records K-1001 / K-1002 US 1975 Sell This Version
P&P-1001, P&P 1001 Patrick Adams - Atmosphere Strut album art Cloud One Cloud One - Atmosphere Strut(LP, Album) P&P Records, P&P Records P&P-1001, P&P 1001 US 1976 Sell This Version
BT 472 Patrick Adams - Heaven Is Wherever You Are album art The Exciters The Exciters - Heaven Is Wherever You Are(LP, Album) 20th Century Records BT 472 UK 1976 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Mr. Flute album art Art Webb Art Webb - Mr. Flute (Album) Atlantic US 1977 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Let Me Live In Your Life album art Ben E. King Ben E. King - Let Me Live In Your Life (Album) Atlantic US 1978 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Let's Do It Again album art Gary Toms Empire Gary Toms Empire - Let's Do It Again (Album) Mercury, Mercury US 1978 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Patrick Adams Presents Phreek album art Patrick Adams Presents Phreek Patrick Adams Presents Phreek - Patrick Adams Presents Phreek (Album) Atlantic US 1978 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Super Mann album art Herbie Mann Herbie Mann - Super Mann (Album) Atlantic Australia 1978 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Night Rider album art Venus Dodson Venus Dodson - Night Rider (Album) RFC Records, Warner Bros. Records France 1979 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Come Into My Life album art Carol Douglas Carol Douglas - Come Into My Life (Album) Midsong International Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Awakening album art Narada Michael Walden Love Me Only (as Pat Adams) Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (Album) Atlantic Germany 1979 Sell This Version

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ringorider

ringorider

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

Yemsky

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: http://vimeo.com/67165294
moogacid

moogacid

April 14, 2012
What a man...many styles of excellence but always his own lush touch : )
Chez126

Chez126

August 23, 2004
edited over 14 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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