Some remember Robert Palmer (R.I.P.) for addicted to Love and other such hits. Those lucky enough to remember the time of the original LP remember the Robert Palmer of sneaking Sally through the Alley and sailing shoes. Robert Palmer had many good songs after the initial hits of LP era yet it does deserve our serious attention to return to the sneak and Sally period for a closer look.
Sailin’ Shoes- Hey Julia- Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley: Robert Palmer
Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley is his debut album and probably the most underappreciated work in his discography. In 1974, after a three-year stint in the British rock/R&B band Vinegar Joe, Palmer left the group and signed a solo deal with Island Records. His next task was to search for session players for the album.
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Robert Palmer – Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley – 10/13/1979
Robert Palmer Musikladen Radio Bremen TV Studios, Bremen, Germany Summer 1979
Robert Palmer – Musikladen (live 1979, full concert)
1. Love Can Run Faster 2. Under Suspicion 3. Come Over 4. Pressure Drop 5. Man Smart? Woman Smarter 6. Bad Case Of Loving You 7. Can We Still Be Friends 8. Sailin’ Shoes 9. Hey Julia 10. Sneaking Sally Through The Alley 11. Best Of Both Worlds 12. Night People Robert Palmer – Vocals, Guitar Kenny Mazur – Guitar Steve Robbins – Keyboards Jack Waldman – Keyboards Pierre Brock – Bass Jose Caldo – Drums