1976 Robert Palmer – Some People Can Do What They Like

Some People Can Do What They Like is Robert Palmer’s third solo album, released in 1976. It includes “Man Smart, Woman Smarter” which peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and No. 46 in the UK in 1977. The album peaked at No. 68 in the US. The album was dedicated to Mongezi Feza.


1  One Last Look (Bill Payne, Fran Tate) 4:21
2  Keep In Touch (Robert Palmer) 3:05
3  Man Smart, Woman Smarter (David Kleiber) 2:35
4  Spanish Moon (Lowell George) 5:59
5  Have Mercy (Don Covay) 3:50
6  Gotta Get a Grip On You (Part II) (Robert Palmer, Alan Powell) 3:57
7  What Can You Bring Me (James Gadson) 3:43
8  Hard Head (John Watson) 4:30
9  Off the Bone (Phill Brown, Robert Palmer, Steve Smith) 2:18
10  Some People Can Do What They Like (Robert Palmer) 4:10



BassChuck Rainey
BassPierre Brock
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsKenneth Ronald Rice
DrumsRichie Hayward
GuitarCarol Kaye
GuitarFreddie Harris
GuitarFreddie Wall
GuitarPaul Barrere
KeyboardsJames Alan Smith
KeyboardsWilliam Smith
KeyboardsBill Payne
HarmonicaGreg Caroll
Steel DrumsRobert Greenidge
PercussionChili Charles
PercussionJody Linscott
PercussionSam Clayton
Background VocalsRichie Hayward
Background VocalsPaul Barrere
Background VocalsBill Payne

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Smith
Engineer – Phill Brown
Engineer (Additional) – Richard Digby Smith (Tracks 2, 8, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Toby Scott
Mixed By – Phill Brown
Mastered By – George Marino

Design – Ria Lewerke
Photography By – Moshe Brakha

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
Recorded At – Clover Recorders
Mastered At – Sterling Sound