Robert Palmer

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

 

Sailin’ Shoes (Lowell George): Lowell George- guitar Leo Nocentelli- guitar George Porter Jr- bass Art Neville- piano, clavinet Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste- drums Hey Julia (Robert Palmer): Robert Palmer, Steve Smith- drum programming Steve York- bass Steve Smith- guitar Jim Mullen- guitar Jody Linscott- percussion Robert Palmer, Vicky Brown- backing vocals Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley (Allen Toussaint): Lowell George- guitar Leo Nocentelli- guitar George Porter Jr- bass Art Neville- piano, clavinet Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste- drums Simon Phillips- drums Steve York- harmonica solo No rights or ownership claimed. Just a big fan.

 

 

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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.

Recorded 10/13/1979 – Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ)

Copyright Bill Graham Archives

Robert Palmer – Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley – 10/13/1979

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Robert Palmer Musikladen Radio Bremen TV Studios, Bremen, Germany Summer 1979 

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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

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Sailboat at sunset by Johannes Plenio from Unsplash