Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley is Robert Palmer's debut solo album, released in 1974. It was his first effort after three album releases co-fronting the band Vinegar Joe. Palmer is backed by The Meters and Lowell George of Little Feat. The album peaked at #107 in the U.S. according to the Billboard 200 chart.
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, recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana, New York, and Compass Point Studios in Nassau. The music has a laid-back groove whether Palmer's covering New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint (the title track) or singing originals ("Hey Julia" and " 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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