1974’s Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley was Robert Palmer’s solo debut LP. Just like the record that followed it, Pressure Drop, it’s a soulful and funky album that doesn’t share much with his later pop records. Here he’s backed by The Meters and Little Feat’s Lowell George for much of the album, including the infectious title track. The 12-minute-plus album closing jam “Through It All There’s You” is included below. On that track and a couple others a New York based group that included Bernard Purdie (dr), Gordon Edwards (bs), Cornell Dupree (gt), and Richard Tee (org) was used, and it’s great to hear those guys stretch out….
(Details: Island ILPS 9294)