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Robert Palmer — Sneaking Sally Through the Alley
Album: Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
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Released: 1974
Length: 4:17
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I think these guys were having way too much fun recording this! Love it
 Ontologist wrote:

Pretty sure that Simon Phillips is on drums on track 3 (Sneaking Sally....


Taken from Steve York (bass player & one time band member with Robert Palmer in Vinegar Joe)
https://www.steveyork.com/photos.html "I played the harmonica solo on the song "Sneaking Through The Alley With Sally" There are no musician credits on the album. Here is the line up. Tracks 1& 3 are The Meters- that is Art Neville (keyboards); Leo Nocentelli ( guitar) George Porter (bass), Joseph Modeliste (drums). Tracks 5,6,7,& 8 is the New York rhythm section of Cornell Dupree (guitar); Richard Tee (piano); Gordon Edwards (bass); Bernard Purdie (drums). I am not sure which band plays on track 4. Track 2 was recorded with UK musicians. including Jim Mullen (guitar,and Jody Linscott (percussion). Jim & Jody may have overdubbed on other tracks. Lowell George is present on guitar on most of the album. Allan Toussaint also was involved in this record (his studio in New Orleans was used for some of this: two of his songs are on the record. I recall Robert telling me that Allan co-produced some of this record but in do not know for sure. Contrary to rumour, no other members of Little Feat are on this record." Steve York
 


Taken from Steve York (bass player & one time band member with Robert Palmer in Vinegar Joe) https://www.steveyork.com/photos.html "I played the harmonica solo on the song "Sneaking Through The Alley With Sally" There are no musician credits on the album. Here is the line up. Tracks 1& 3 are The Meters- that is Art Neville (keyboards); Leo Nocentelli ( guitar) George Porter (bass), Joseph Modeliste (drums). Tracks 5,6,7,& 8 is the New York rhythm section of Cornell Dupree (guitar); Richard Tee (piano); Gordon Edwards (bass); Bernard Purdie (drums). I am not sure which band plays on track 4. Track 2 was recorded with UK musicians. including Jim Mullen (guitar,and Jody Linscott (percussion). Jim & Jody may have overdubbed on other tracks. Lowell George is present on guitar on most of the album. Allan Toussaint also was involved in this record (his studio in New Orleans was used for some of this: two of his songs are on the record. I recall Robert telling me that Allan co-produced some of this record but in do not know for sure. Contrary to rumour, no other members of Little Feat are on this record." Steve York
I don't know much Robert Palmer (aside from his pair of silly 80's megahits, of course) but something tells me he is one underrated musician.
Without hearing Sailing Shoes and Hey Julia before this, it just sounds so...so...unnatural!
How did he manage to sound so different, yet always so good on all his songs? :think:
a nice complement to all his power pop
Quixmundi wrote:
No, it's your comments that are generic and unimportant (and oh-so ignorant). Any music historian would patiently recount to you the myriad of influence LF played in music's big picture. I'm sorry you never had the chance or motivation to see in person what was once the musicians' favorite band. Perhaps then, with Linda Rondstat, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Nicolette Larson, Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Don Vliet, Tower of Power...and Robert Palmer all sitting in at one time or another - you would understand. Truly your loss.
Don't forget Bonnie Raitt! Even Mark Knopfler admired Lowell George. Nice cover of a great band.
dionysius wrote:
This is a cover, but not of anything like Little Feat. "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" was written by New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint and recorded first by the great Lee Dorsey.
A-hem, Little Feat was the back up band so it Is a little bit like em
This is one of those Lp's that you really need to listen to the whole first side of, all at once. . . .Little Feat, back up band. . . What happened Robert? Where'd you go?
Quixmundi wrote:
Truly your loss.
And your loss is that Jarm Boompi isn't Floridian bubba!
Get down with your bad self... :bananasplit:
dctrpunda wrote:
So this is a nice trio of Little Feat covers. He sounds just like them, which is a testimony of just how generic and unimportant Little Feat was to music as a whole.
No, it's your comments that are generic and unimportant (and oh-so ignorant). Any music historian would patiently recount to you the myriad of influence LF played in music's big picture. I'm sorry you never had the chance or motivation to see in person what was once the musicians' favorite band. Perhaps then, with Linda Rondstat, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Nicolette Larson, Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Don Vliet, Tower of Power...and Robert Palmer all sitting in at one time or another - you would understand. Truly your loss.
dctrpunda wrote:
So this is a nice trio of Little Feat covers. He sounds just like them, which is a testimony of just how generic and unimportant Little Feat was to music as a whole.
This is a cover, but not of anything like Little Feat. "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" was written by New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint and recorded first by the great Lee Dorsey.
groovy baby..... :music:
dctrpunda wrote:
So this is a nice trio of Little Feat covers. He sounds just like them, which is a testimony of just how generic and unimportant Little Feat was to music as a whole.
Bite. Your. Tongue. Now, go take a five-minute time out in the "re-thinking chair"...
dctrpunda wrote:
So this is a nice trio of Little Feat covers. He sounds just like them, which is a testimony of just how generic and unimportant Little Feat was to music as a whole.
So sorry!
YES!!!!!! :sunny.gif: :music: :hug: It really doesn't get much better than this!
Making me dance in my office chair :) Darrooon wrote:
Man, that's a tight little bass riff in there. :nodhead:
now this is a frelling GROOVE! Love it! \ :D /
Man, that's a tight little bass riff in there. :nodhead:
dctrpunda wrote:
So this is a nice trio of Little Feat covers. He sounds just like them, which is a testimony of just how generic and unimportant Little Feat was to music as a whole.
Your lack of appreciation is surpassed only by your lack of knowledge about these songs. I'd explain, but I don't want to bore the adults.
So this is a nice trio of Little Feat covers. He sounds just like them, which is a testimony of just how generic and unimportant Little Feat was to music as a whole.
D*mn! Wish I had somebody to dance with right now... ;)
Prolly THE best Robert Palmer album, though I'll always have a soft spot for "some people can do what they like! Actually have been listening to this on the boat lately. MORE!!!! *please*
Wow, I've never heard the previous two tracks, but really enjoyed them, and especially with this one! Great boogy tune! Phish does some smoking covers of this one too.
I don't understand why these songs are listed separately... I'll always associate one with the other - they're inseparable!
To whom do we owe the please of three Robert Palmer songs in a row? Say, his initials are RP, too!
Al_Koholic wrote:
These are made to play as one.
I agree here.One overplayed MTV video,and your branded.Glad I got to see him in concert.
Great trilogy of songs from Robert Palmer. I saw his concert in Dallas in 1977 at the old Longhorn Ballroom down on Industrial Blvd. It was one of the best concerts I saw in those years. The Ballroom sat right next to the legendary Dallas Sportatorium where the Saturday night wrestling bouts were held with local greats like Chief Wahoo McDaniel and Fritz Von Eric, who used his famous "Iron Claw" hold to disable his opponents and win match after match.
he will be sorely missed. This was his primo era, prior to "addicted..." :cry: :jump:
Not a big Robt. Palmer fan, but I really dig Sally.
This has always been one of my favorite albums, and I put it on regularly while working. I had to blink a few times until I realized it was coming through RP. Double do-good bonus for putting the entire 'medley' on (the first 3 tracks of the album). It really makes a world of difference.
Aaaah! Robert Palmer Blue-Eyed Soul Boy makes me happy.
Perfect. What a set of pipes he had. Great staccato delivery as well. Punchy and Funky.
Awesome! But followed by No Doubt? Ruined the mood!
Chunnamark wrote:
No way, name. You have to play all three of these songs together. WZLX Boston's Classic Rock always does... It's like, tradition. Great to hear the trilogy here too!!!
Gotcha.
timandjuliet wrote:
Three Robert Palmer songs? I think Bill's in the bathroom.
No way, name. You have to play all three of these songs together. WZLX Boston's Classic Rock always does... It's like, tradition. Great to hear the trilogy here too!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
timandjuliet wrote:
Three Robert Palmer songs? I think Bill's in the bathroom.
These are made to play as one.
Not getting any work done this afternoon cause of all the great music. Thanks but I don't think my boss thanks you. :lol:
Three Robert Palmer songs? I think Bill's in the bathroom.
Johray63 wrote:
You surely got that right, because the band with him, included members of Little Feat (and also the Meters who later on evolved into The Neville Brothers)! Great stuff and the way I like to remember Robert Palmer.
The Funky Meters are still at it down here. The Nevilles have several prodgects they are in .
Definately Palmers apex, IMO. The '80's tunes were OK, but this is the song(s) that always comes to mind first whenever I think about him.
JCJ wrote:
Man, how much does this sound like Little Feat? Nice groove! :D/
You surely got that right, because the band with him, included members of Little Feat (and also the Meters who later on evolved into The Neville Brothers)! Great stuff and the way I like to remember Robert Palmer.
Thanks for the trilogy of Robert Palmer........... He really had some gems on his early albums.
Man, how much does this sound like Little Feat? Nice groove! \:D/
Robert Palmer is inextricably linked to early MTV memories for me. I wonder if the women in black will be at his memorial service... bouncing. Seems appropriate somehow.
Monkeysdad wrote:
Perfect set, Bill!
Oh yeah, btw - Thanks for the set, Bill. Agreed, it was perfect.
Man - I love this song. Groovacious! \:D/ I've really enjoyed Mr. Palmer's songs throughout his career. He touched my life. I'll miss him - Thanks Robert. .....can we please be done loosing great musicians in their early life?
Perfect set, Bill!