1978 Robert Palmer – Double Fun

palmer-robert-1978Double Fun is the fourth solo album by Robert Palmer, released in 1978. Self-produced, this pop album is influenced by multiple genres including blue-eyed soul, disco and heavy rock but maintains an overall consistency of production which holds it all together. The album peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1978, his highest rank up to that point, and includes a top 20 hit, “Every Kinda People.”

The hit single from the album “Every Kinda People” was written by former Free bassist Andy Fraser. Fraser recorded his own version of the song which he never released but which Palmer heard. This album and the hit single paved the way for his next album Secrets which reached No. 19 on the Billboard charts and gave Palmer his biggest hit yet with the Moon Martin penned “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)”.

The album cracked the Billboard Top 100 peaking at No. 45 thanks to the success of “Every Kinda People”, and two follow up singles continued to keep the album afloat on the charts. The last track “You’re Going To Get What’s Coming” penned by Palmer later became a hit single (reaching No. 73 on the Billboard Charts in 1980) for Bonnie Raitt and was featured on her 1979 album The Glow. Double Fun peaked at No. 10 in the Netherlands and No. 29 in New Zealand

Tracks

1  Every Kinda People (Andy Fraser) 3:19
2  Best Of Both Worlds (Robert Palmer) 3:59
3  Come Over (Robert Palmer) 4:10
4  Where Can It Go? (Robert Palmer) 3:21
5  Night People (Allen Toussaint) 4:17
6  Love Can Run Faster (Robert Palmer) 4:07
7  You Overwhelm Me (Robert Palmer) 3:10
8  You Really Got Me (Ray Davies) 4:26
9  You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming (Robert Palmer) 4:32

Media

Musicians

BassPierre Brock
BassBob Babbitt
BassJimmy Williams
DrumsRichie Hayward
DrumsChris Parker
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
DrumsKeith Benson
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarPaul Barrere
GuitarFreddie Harris
GuitarDonovan McKitty
GuitarJames Mahony
GuitarTJ Tindall
GuitarRobert Palmer
KeyboardsBill Payne
KeyboardsJames Alan Smith
KeyboardsSteve Robbins
KeyboardsLouis John Davis
KeyboardsEdward Putmon
KeyboardsRon Kersey
SaxMichael Brecker
TrumpetRandy Brecker
PercussionLenny Castro
PercussionAllan Schwartzberg
PercussionRobert Palmer
Steel DrumsRobert Greenidge
Background VocalsRussell, Brian
Background VocalsBrenda Russell

Liner Notes

Producer – Robert Palmer (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
Producer – Tom Moulton (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8)
Producer (Executive – Chris Blackwell, David Harper
Arranged By (Strings) – Gene Page, Harry Bluestone
Mastered By (Mastering Engineer) – Jose Rodriquez
Recorded By – Arthur Stoppe, Phil Brown

Art Direction – Robert Palmer, Tina Bossidy
Photography By – Hiro

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Island Records Inc.
Recorded At – The Hit Factory
Recorded At – Mediasound
Recorded At – Sigma Sound Studios, New York
Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
Manufactured By – Island Records
Distributed By – Island Records