Patrick Adams (musician)

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Patrick Adams
Origin New York (state) Harlem, New York City
Genres Disco, soul, boogie
Occupation(s) Record producer
Music arranger
Years active 1970s–2000s
Labels P&P Records
Associated acts Leroy Burgess
Website Facebook page
Soundcloud page

Patrick Peter Owen Adams (born, March 17, 1950 in Harlem, New York City, New York, US) is an American music arranger and record producer. He has earned 32 gold and platinum records. He is known primarily for his production, songwriting and engineering work on the New York-based Salsoul Records, Prelude Records and major record labels as well as his associations with various recording artists such as Black Ivory(70s) [1], Inner Life, Jocelyn Brown, Loleatta Holloway, R. Kelly, Keith Sweat, Teddy Riley, Salt-N-Pepa, Leroy Burgess and bands (The Universal Robot Band, Logg and Musique). He owns and operates Patrick Adams Productions in New York City.


During his prolific and influential career, dance/club music icon, Patrick Adams has recorded over 300 of his songs and has been involved in over 1000 recordings; including Black Ivory, Leroy Burgess, Inner Life, Universal Robot Band, Caress, Thomas&Taylor, Sister Sledge, Loleatta Holloway, Main Ingredient, Shannon, Ace Spectrum, The Spinners, Gladys Knight, Skipworth & Turner, Candi Staton, Eddie Kendricks, Herbie Mann, Debbie Taylor, Bumblebee Unlimited, Narada Michael Walden, Rick James, Chatelaine, Cloud One and Bruni Pagan. In addition, Adams has worked with rap, hip-hop/R&B and dance/club acts such as Coolio, Cathy Dennis, Keith Sweat, Teddy Riley, R. Kelly, Eric B & Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa and Shades of Love, Jeanie Tracy.


In 1997, Patrick received the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award for the third time including back-to-back occasions. In 1996 he won it for "Keep on Jumpin'". In 1995 he was honored by Billboard for the # 1 dance song "Keep in Touch (Body to Body)" by the Shades of Love. Cathy Dennis' a re-recording of the classic Patrick Adams/Greg Carmichael penned and produced "Touch Me (All Night Long)" became a #1 pop hit single in 1991. For this cover of another Fonda Rae-performed release, Patrick and Greg received the 1992 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award. Among his hit collaborators, Adams co-wrote the 1979 hit single, "When You Wake Up Tomorrow" with 2001 ASCAP Top Dance Song Of The Year songwriter ("All For You"), Wayne K. Garfield, for dance diva, Candi Staton.


  • Black Ivory - Don't Turn Around 1971
  • Herbie Mann Supermann 1978


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