1974 Robert Palmer – Sneakin Sally Thru The Alley

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. Multiple reviewers have commented that Palmer sang confidently on this album, despite being backed by more accomplished musicians such as Lowell George, Art Neville and New Orleans singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint. Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana, New York, and Compass Point Studios in Nassau, the album was released on compact disc in 1987 by Wea manufacturing. The album peaked at #107 in the U.S. according to the Billboard 200 chart. The title track is used on the video game, Driver: San Francisco, and is frequently performed by the jam band Phish.

Tracks

1  Sailing Shoes (Fred Martin, Lowell George) 2:43
2  Hey Julia (Robert Palmer) 2:24
3  Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley (Allan Toussaint) 4:25
4  Get Outside (Robert Palmer) 4:48
5  Blackmail (Robert Palmer) 2:39
6  How Much Fun (Robert Palmer) 3:08
7  From a Whisper to a Scream (Allan Toussaint) 3:37
8  Through It All There’s You (Robert Palmer) 12:22

Media

Musicians

1 Sailing Shoes

BassGeorge Porter Jr
DrumsJoseph Modeliste
GuitarLeo Nocentelli
GuitarLowell George
KeyboardsArt Neville


2 Hey Julia

GuitarJim Mullen
PercussionJody Linscott


3 Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley

BassGeorge Porter Jr
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarLeo Nocentelli
GuitarLowell George
Slide GuitarLowell George
KeyboardsArt Neville
HarmonicaSteve York


4 Get Outside

BassGordon Edwards
DrumsBernard Purdie
GuitarCornell Dupree
GuitarLowell George
PianoRichard Tee


5 Blackmail

BassGordon Edwards
DrumsBernard Purdie
GuitarCornell Dupree
PianoRichard Tee


6 How Much Fun

BassGeorge Porter Jr
DrumsJoseph Modeliste
GuitarLeo Nocentelli
GuitarLowell George
KeyboardsArt Neville


7 From a Whisper to a Scream

BassGeorge Porter Jr
DrumsJoseph Modeliste
GuitarLeo Nocentelli
GuitarLowell George
KeyboardsArt Neville


8 Through It All There’s You

BassGordon Edwards
DrumsBernard Purdie
GuitarCornell Dupree
PianoRichard Tee
PianoSteve Winwood

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Smith
Engineer – Alan Varner, Ken Laxton, Rhett Davies
Engineer, Mixed By – Phill Brown

Design Concept, Photography By – Graham Hughes

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
Manufactured By – Island Records Inc.
Distributed By – Island Records Inc.