Adams

Real Name:
Patrick Peter Owen Adams
Profile:
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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Instruments & Performance

LP 3310 Patrick Adams - Space Shuttle Ride album art Bumblebee Unlimited Bumblebee Unlimited - Space Shuttle Ride(LP, Album) F1 Team LP 3310 Italy 1979 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Patrick Adams - Do You Wanna Do A Thing? album art Bloodstone Just Like In The Movies (as Adams) Bloodstone - Do You Wanna Do A Thing? (Album) London Records Venezuela 1976 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Disco Fever album art Various Dance & Shake Your Tambourine (as Adams) Various - Disco Fever (Comp) K-Tel UK & Ireland 1977 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - New York Disco Machine album art New York Disco Machine Dancin' Disco Party (as Adams) New York Disco Machine - New York Disco Machine (Album) One Stop Records Promotions US 1978 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Dance And Shake Your Tambourine album art Inner City Express Dance And Shake Your Tambourine (as Adams) Inner City Express - Dance And Shake Your Tambourine (Maxi) RCA Victor, RCA Victor UK 1978 Sell This Version
33 773 3 Patrick Adams - 16 Top Hits 1 album art Various In The Bush (as Adams) Various - 16 Top Hits 1(Cass, Comp) SR International 33 773 3 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
2.9003 Patrick Adams - Disco Ape album art Various In The Bush (as Adams) Various - Disco Ape(LP, Comp) Maxim 2.9003 Finland 1979 Sell This Version
CN 1010, RTD 2038 Patrick Adams - Disco Greats Volume One album art Various Love Clone (as Adams) Various - Disco Greats Volume One(LP, Comp) Ronco, Ronco CN 1010, RTD 2038 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZCDEC 7383 Patrick Adams - The Dance Decade 1973-1983 album art Various In The Bush (as Adams) Various - The Dance Decade 1973-1983(9xCass, Comp, Ltd + Box) Street Sounds ZCDEC 7383 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Ray Charles album art Ray Charles I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (as Adams) Ray Charles - Ray Charles (Comp) Blue Vox Switzerland 1983 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Dancin' Volume 1 album art Various Rap The World (In Your Love) (as Adams) Various - Dancin' Volume 1 (Comp) In Recordings Europe 1986 Sell This Version
RMG 5000 Patrick Adams - Leave Your Key On The Table album art D.K. Dyson D.K. Dyson - Leave Your Key On The Table(12") Ravin Music Group RMG 5000 US 1986 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - 100 All Time Classic Dance Hits Of The 1970s album art Various In The Bush (as Adams) Various - 100 All Time Classic Dance Hits Of The 1970s (Comp) Connoisseur Collection UK 1988 Sell This Version
DRXLP 705 Patrick Adams - Groove Zone Sector Three album art Various In The Bush (as Adams) Various - Groove Zone Sector Three(LP, Comp) Dance Trax DRXLP 705 UK 1989 Sell This Version
BLR 34 R Patrick Adams - Solid Gold (Remix) album art Ashley & Jackson Fonda (as Adams) Ashley & Jackson - Solid Gold (Remix)(12") Big Life BLR 34 R UK 1990 Sell This Version
511 179-2 Patrick Adams - Vikki Tong album art 唐韋琪 Touch Me (as Adams) 唐韋琪 - Vikki Tong(CD, Album) Polydor 511 179-2 Hong Kong 1992 Sell This Version
OPCD-1630, MK-4129, MK-4128, WCM-9201 Patrick Adams -  Hot Hits: Adventurous New Music Sampler / Rock Paintings CD+G Sampler album art Various Lost In The Storm (as Adams) Various - Hot Hits: Adventurous New Music Sampler / Rock Paintings CD+G Sampler(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr + CD+G, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Warner Special Products, Sega, Warner New Media, Sega OPCD-1630, MK-4129, MK-4128, WCM-9201 US 1992 Sell This Version
QRSPD 1197 Patrick Adams - Deep Down In Dance album art Various Touch Me (All Night Long) (7 and 1 more… Various - Deep Down In Dance(CD, Comp, P/Mixed) Quality Music (2) QRSPD 1197 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - The Sound Gallery album art Various The Night Rider (as Adams) Various - The Sound Gallery (Comp) EMI, EMI UK 1995 Sell This Version
QCD 2047 Patrick Adams - Dance Mix USA 95 - Canadian Limited Edition album art Various All Night Long (Touch Me) (as Adams) Various - Dance Mix USA 95 - Canadian Limited Edition(CD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed) Quality Music (2) QCD 2047 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
PR2 3015 Patrick Adams - The Best Of Lime Inc. album art Various Push Push In The Bush (as Adams) Various - The Best Of Lime Inc.(2xCD, Club, Mixed) Popular Records, Lime Inc., Warner Music Canada PR2 3015 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - We Got The Funk: Disco Classics album art Various In The Bush (as Adams) Various - We Got The Funk: Disco Classics (Comp) Pulse (3) UK 1996 Sell This Version
PR2 3102 Patrick Adams - Disco Dance Hits Volume 2 1977-1997 album art Various Keep On Jumpin' (as Adams) Various - Disco Dance Hits Volume 2 1977-1997(CD, Comp) Popular Records PR2 3102 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
SKRCD-51 Patrick Adams - Rally Med Väder Annika album art Rally Med Väder Annika Plåga Kroppen Tills Du Spyr (1-2-3-4 Sumpin' New) (as Adams) Rally Med Väder Annika - Rally Med Väder Annika(CD, Album) Start Klart Records SKRCD-51 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - The Ultimate Party Fix album art Unknown Artist Keep On Jumpin' (as Adams) Unknown Artist - The Ultimate Party Fix (Comp) Popular Records Canada 1997 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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