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We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and up-and-coming comedians, musicians, writers and artists about their earliest creative acts and about other formative childhood experiences.

May 18, 2017

On today's episode I talk to songwriter, arranger and record producer Patrick Adams. Originally from Harlem, Patrick has applied his magic touch to more than four decades of music, earning thousands of credits for contributions to disco, boogie, soul and hip-hop releases both genre-defining and criminally underrated. In addition to mentoring Leroy Burgess and his seminal soul group Black Ivory, Patrick was a key contributor to innumerable disco LPs and hits like Musique’s “In The Bush,” and Inner Life’s “I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair).” Nicknamed the “Prince of Soft Soul”, Patrick has earned 32 gold and platinum records and worked with or wrote for countless R&B, disco and hip hop groups including Eric B. & Rakim, R. Kelly, Sister Sledge, Keith Sweat, Salt-N-Pepa, Teddy Riley, Herbie Mann, Gladys Knight, Rick James, and many, many more.

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