Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley

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Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
Robert Palmer Sneakin Sally.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1974
Studio
GenreRock
Length35:24
LabelIsland
ProducerSteve Smith
Robert Palmer chronology
Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
(1974)
Pressure Drop
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley is the debut solo album by Robert Palmer, released in 1974. It was his first effort after three album releases co-fronting the band Vinegar Joe.[2][3]

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.[4][5][6]

The album peaked at No. 107 in the Billboard 200. Its single "Get Outside" bubbled under the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 105. Neither the album nor its singles charted in the UK.[7]

Song Details[edit]

While most of the songs in the album contain original material, the album also contains a few covers:

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Robert Palmer except where noted.

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sailin' Shoes"Lowell George2:44
2."Hey Julia" 2:24
3."Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley"Allen Toussaint4:21
4."Get Outside" 4:32
5."Blackmail"Robert Palmer, Lowell George2:32
6."How Much Fun" 3:02
7."From a Whisper to a Scream"Allen Toussaint3:32
8."Through It All There's You" 12:17

Personnel[edit]

Production

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ Roxon, Lillian (1978). "Lillian Roxon's Rock Encyclopedia". Grosset & Dunlap. p. 380. Retrieved 20 July 2020 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Beat Instrumental & International Recording: Issues 134-139". Beat Publications. 1974. pp. 29–30. Retrieved 20 July 2020 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley - Robert Palmer - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley CD Album". Cduniverse.com. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  6. ^ Morris, Chris (11 October 2003). "Robert Palmer Dead at 54". Billboard: Vol. 115, No. 41. Nielsen Business Media. p. 10. Retrieved 20 July 2020 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Robert Palmer". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 January 2012.