P.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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Writing & Arrangement

Patrick Adams - My Baby's Got E.S.P. album art Four Below Zero Four Below Zero - My Baby's Got E.S.P. (Single) Roulette Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Love Bug album art Bumble Bee Unlimited* Bumble Bee Unlimited* - Love Bug (Single) Sky (3) UK 1976 Sell This Version
SPEC-1337 R Patrick Adams - In The Bush (Remix) / Keep On Jumpin' (Remix) album art Musique Keep On Jumpin' (Remix) Musique - In The Bush (Remix) / Keep On Jumpin' (Remix)(12", RE, RP) Unidisc SPEC-1337 R Canada 1988 Sell This Version
RC 3-23-88 LP Patrick Adams - Put Your Meat To The Beat album art Various Atmosphere Strut (as P.Adams) and 2 more… Various - Put Your Meat To The Beat(LP, Album) Rock Candy Records RC 3-23-88 LP US 1988 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Touch Me (All Night Long) album art Cathy Dennis Cathy Dennis - Touch Me (All Night Long) (Single) Polydor New Zealand 1991 Sell This Version
DCI-3165 Patrick Adams - Radio Sampler album art Cathy Dennis All Night Long (Touch Me) (as P.Adams) Cathy Dennis - Radio Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Polydor DCI-3165 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CD 51451 Patrick Adams - D'Mode Remix II album art Various Keep On Jumpin' (Bizarre Inc Remix Edit) (as P.Adams) Various - D'Mode Remix II(CD, Comp) Oid Mortales Records CD 51451 Argentina 1996 Sell This Version
QRSPD 1256 Patrick Adams - Dance Mix USA 97 - Canadian Limited Edition album art Various Keep On Jumpin' (as P.Adams) and 1 more… Various - Dance Mix USA 97 - Canadian Limited Edition(CD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed) Quality Music (2) QRSPD 1256 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
545 256 - 2 Patrick Adams - One Shot Disco The Definitive Discollection album art Various Keep On Jumpin' (as P.Adams) Various - One Shot Disco The Definitive Discollection(2xCD, Comp) Universal 545 256 - 2 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
541 451 - 2 Patrick Adams - One Shot Disco The Definitive Discollection Volume 3 album art Various Lady Bug (I Just Wanna Be Your Lady Bug) (as P.Adams) Various - One Shot Disco The Definitive Discollection Volume 3(2xCD, Comp) Universal 541 451 - 2 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
8021213RR, RR 2121-3 Patrick Adams - One Night Love Affair album art Angels Of Love Featuring D.J. Carlo Carita* Angels Of Love Featuring D.J. Carlo Carita* - One Night Love Affair(CD, Maxi) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records 8021213RR, RR 2121-3 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
CUTSCD45 Patrick Adams - Disco Breaks Mastercuts album art Various Keep On Jumpin' (12 and 1 more… Various - Disco Breaks Mastercuts(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD45 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Shaolin Soul (Episode 2) album art Various I Keep Asking You Questions (as P.Adams) Various - Shaolin Soul (Episode 2) (Comp) Hostile Records, Delabel France 2001 Sell This Version
583 648-2 Patrick Adams - One Shot Disco The Definitive Discollection Volume 5 album art Various In The Bush (as P.Adams) Various - One Shot Disco The Definitive Discollection Volume 5(2xCD, Comp) Universal 583 648-2 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
SMM 500984 2 Patrick Adams - In Your Space album art Discobar Galaxie 1-2-3-4 (Sumpin' New) (as P.Adams) Discobar Galaxie - In Your Space(CD, Comp, Mixed) Sony Music Media SMM 500984 2 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
AMK 5013 Patrick Adams - Daniele Baldelli Presents Baia Degli Angeli 1977-1978 - Volume 2 album art Daniele Baldelli Happy Music (as P.Adams) and 2 more… Daniele Baldelli - Daniele Baldelli Presents Baia Degli Angeli 1977-1978 - Volume 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Amarkord AMK 5013 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
GLRLP 0001 Patrick Adams - Make It Last Forever album art Donna McGhee Donna McGhee - Make It Last Forever(2x12", Album, Dlx, RE, RM) Groove Line Records GLRLP 0001 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Production

P&P 7-555 Patrick Adams - Dance, Dance, Dance album art Marta Acuna Marta Acuna - Dance, Dance, Dance(7", Single) P&P Records P&P 7-555 US 1977 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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