Patrick Adams Jr

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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Patrick Adams - Cool It / Woe Woe album art The Sparks (10) Woe Woe Cool It / Woe Woe M.S.R. US 1967 Sell This Version
TLP 1002 Patrick Adams - Our Future: 5 Year Old Lucky Peterson album art Lucky Peterson Our Future: 5 Year Old Lucky Peterson(LP, Album) Today Records TLP 1002 US 1969 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Lost Without Your Love / I'm Getting Tired album art The Carletts* Lost Without Your Love / I'm Getting Tired BR (2) US 1970 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - We Can Be Everything album art John Simson (2) We Can Be Everything (Album) Perception Records (5) US 1971 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Don't Turn Around / I Keep Asking You Questions album art Black Ivory Don't Turn Around / I Keep Asking You Questions (Single) Today Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Bartel album art Bartel* Bartel (Album) Perception Records (5) US 1971 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - You And I album art Black Ivory Our Future? and 1 more… You And I (Single) Today Records US 1971 Sell This Version
T-1505 Patrick Adams - Jeremiah album art The Brockingtons Jeremiah(7", Single) Today Records T-1505 US 1971 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - No Deposit, No Return album art Debbie Taylor No Deposit, No Return (Single) Today Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Until / It's So Easy album art Pat Dennis Until / It's So Easy (Single) Perception Records (5) US 1972 Sell This Version
T-1511 Patrick Adams - I'll Find Away (Loneliest Man In Town) / Surrender album art Black Ivory I'll Find Away (Loneliest Man In Town) / Surrender(7") Today Records T-1511 US 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Romance Without Finance / It's So Easy album art Pat Dennis Romance Without Finance / It's So Easy (Single) Perception Records (5) US 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - If You Could See What I Hear album art Tom Sullivan (3) If You Could See What I Hear (Album) Perception Records (5) US 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Now album art Astrud Gilberto Touching You (as P. Adams) Now (Album) Perception Records (5) Canada 1972 Sell This Version
T-1515 Patrick Adams - Serve 'Em album art Madhouse (3) Serve 'Em(7") Today Records T-1515 US 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Time Is Love  album art Black Ivory Got To Be There (as Patrick Peter Adams) and 1 more… Time Is Love (Single) Today Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Sophisticated Funk album art Julius Brockington Sophisticated Funk (Album) Today Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Give Me Something / Who Could Doubt My Love album art Odds And Ends (2) Give Me Something (as P. Adams) Give Me Something / Who Could Doubt My Love (Single) Today Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie album art Odds & Ends* Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie (as P. Adams) Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie (Single) Today Records US 1972 Sell This Version
T-1509 Patrick Adams - Let's Stay Together / Rock Steady album art Julius Brockington Let's Stay Together / Rock Steady(7", Single, Promo) Today Records T-1509 US 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Don't Turn Around album art Black Ivory Don't Turn Around (Album) Today Records, Today Records, Today Records Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind album art Black Ivory Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind (Album) Today Records, Today Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Patrick Adams - Comin' Down On You album art Debbie Taylor Comin' Down On You (Album) Today Records, Today Records US 1972 Sell This Version
TLP-1010 Patrick Adams - Serve 'Em album art Madhouse (3) Serve 'Em(LP) Today Records TLP-1010 US 1972 Sell This Version
PLP 027 Patrick Adams - An American Family album art The Eight Minutes Find The One Who Loves You and 1 more… An American Family(LP, Album) Perception Records (5) PLP 027 US 1972 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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