Musique (Patrick Adams)  

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Musique was a studio project by Patrick Adams, best known for the song In the Bush and Keep on Jumpin'.



Recorded originally as a "low budget" project at Bob Blank's Blank Tape Studios (the tracking session was completed in four hours), the album contained only four cuts. Patrick, known for his speedy arranging skills, wrote out the horn section parts as the studio musicians sat waiting.

Due to the controversial lyrics of the song, many radio stations banned it in 1978. Because of limited airplay it only climbed to #58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, although it did top the Hot Dance Club Play chart at #1. It was its lustful tone and catchy music that kept the song relevant decades after its release. In the Bush is still one of the most recognizable hits of the Disco era, especially for its memorable refrain (push, push / in the bush). Their second biggest hit, Keep On Jumpin was another huge club hit peaking at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The song crossed over to the Urban market and peaked at #81 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Musique's debut album peaked at #62 on The Billboard 200 albums chart. The vocalists on the first LP Keep on Jumpin' were a pre-solo career Jocelyn Brown, Angela Howell, Gina Tharps and Christine Wiltshire. On the second LP Musique II, released 1979, Mary Seymour, Denise Edwards and Gina Taylor take the lead vocals. Both albums were released on the Prelude Records label. Although, this new lineup of Musique just as visually stimuting, they did not have the vocal personality the original lineup did. Love Massage became another successful club hit, failed to crossover to either the R&B or Pop markets. Musique broke up by the early 1980s. Adams continued to be an in demand producer.




  • "In The Bush"
  • "Keep On Jumpin'"
  • "Love Massage"
  • "Glide"
  • "Good and Plenty Lover"
  • "Number One"

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