Sneakin' Sally Through the Alleyby Robert Palmer
Before becoming a slick, sharp-dressed pop star in the 1980s, Robert Palmer was a soul singer deeply rooted in R&B and funk. Those influences are on full display on his debut album Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley. With a backing band including members of Little Feat and the Meters, the music has a laid-back groove whether Palmer's covering New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint (the title track) or singing originals ("Hey Julia," " Get Outside"). While the music is tight and solid, it is Robert Palmer's voice that is revelatory -- he sounds supremely confident among these talented musicians, and they seem to feed off his vocal intensity. Fans of the Meters or people who want to discover the funky side of Robert Palmer should check this one out.
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Performance CreditsRobert Palmer Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Lowell George Guitar
Technical CreditsSteve Smith Producer,Audio Production
Lowell George Composer
Rhett Davies Engineer
Ken Laxton Engineer
Alan Varner Engineer
Graham Hughes Concept
Phill Brown Engineer
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buy this album!!!! do not subject yourself to this great studio artists knock off's such as doctor doctor..... sit back and truly groove with Dr. Palmer's muscial intent 'Sneakin Sally Trough the Alley'. DOWN RIGHT FUNKY!!!!
The vocals are powerful and soulful. The backing band is amazing -- tight and in a wonderful, funky groove. All of the artists on this record are all-stars, but weren't recognized as such in 1974. You could only sit still when listening to this record if you were dead.