SummaryIn 1966 Patrick joined a neighborhood group and they immediately auditioned for a role in "Up The Down Staircase". The boys won the part of the high school dance band and are featured in a segment of the Warner Brothers film. Two months later, the guys, now known as "The Sparks," were signed to Curb/MGM. But after failing to chart the label quickly dropped them. The Sparks continued performing and touring together for four more years. Patrick's next success came the following year (1967) when he wrote "You've Got To Learn Something" for the children's show "Sesame Street".
In 1970 Adams entered a new phase is his career, as A&R and Vice-President of Perception/Today Records. During that period he also worked as a sideman with numerous artists like Astrud Gilberto and Les Variations.
In 1974 Patrick teamed up with Peter Brown to form P&P Records. The label was distributed by Morris Levy's Roulette Records and housed the sub-labels Queen Constance, Heavenly Star, Jay Star, Chocolate Star Records and many more. He also started PAPMUS his own production company. During the next four years, as disco was emerging, Adams became a key figure in its growth scoring countless hits including: "Atmosphere Strut" with Cloud One, Marta Acuna's "Dance, Dance, Dance" and The Golden Flamingo Orchestra's "The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us".
The close of the disco-era was far from the end of Adams career. In the 1980s he would lend his creative genius to such notable acts as Salt 'N' Pepa, Keith Sweat and Carol Lynn Townes. In the 1990s he helmed recordings by Eric B. & Rakim, Paul Lekakis and Morris Day. But the focus here is on the year's he spent with Peter Brown and P&P. Years where he was at his creative zenith as an arranger, composer, and performer. This is Patrick Adams "Best Of P&P Records."