Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley

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Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
Robert Palmer Sneakin Sally.jpg
Studio album by Robert Palmer
Released September 1974
Genre Rock
Length 35:24
Label Island
Producer Steve Smith
Robert Palmer chronology
Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
Pressure Drop
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 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.

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.[2][3]

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 No. 107 in the US according to the Billboard 200 chart.[4]

The title track had previously been recorded by Lee Dorsey.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. "Sailing Shoes" (Lowell George) – 2:44
  2. "Hey Julia" – 2:24
  3. "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" (Allen Toussaint) – 4:21
  4. "Get Outside" – 4:32
  5. "Blackmail" (Robert Palmer, Lowell George) – 2:32
  6. "How Much Fun" – 3:02
  7. "From a Whisper to a Scream" (Allen Toussaint) – 3:32
  8. "Through It All There's You" – 12:17


  • Robert Palmer – vocals
  • Steve Smith – producer
  • Phill Brownengineering, mixing
  • Ken Laxton – engineering
  • Alan Varner – engineering
  • Rhett Davies – engineering
  • Graham Hughes - artwork, cover photography

Tracks 1, 6, & 7 – The Meters

Track 3 – The Meters, Simon Phillips and Lowell George

Tracks 2, 4, 5, & 8 is the New York rhythm section

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Vik Iyengar, Allmusic
  3. ^ CD Universe
  4. ^ "Robert Palmer". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 

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