Monday, July 19, 2010

tunes i like tuesday: sneakin sally through the alley

Depending on your age, you might have come to know Robert Palmer via his iconic video for Addicted to Love (waaay back in 1996...egads!... A favorite of Countrymouse's I might add, although I am not sure it's for the song... if you know what I mean?!)  

My first exposure to Robert Palmer was the song featured here, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley.  I'm not sure how or when I stumbled upon it, but the song was originally recorded back in 1974.  I suppose even as a kid, I must have had an ear for blue-eyed soul.  For me, even more than 30 years later, the song is still exciting and musically "pure".  I remember thinking in 2003, when Robert Palmer died of a heart attack at the age of 54 (an age I am closer to than not these days), it was a sad musical loss and I maintain that even today.  

The version featured here is the original mix, featuring Lowell George, of Little Feat, Art Neville, of Neville Brothers fame, and New Orleans R&B singer, Allen Toussaint.  The video is kind of sucky but the song is superior so I hope you'll have a listen. Let me know what you think.


  1. This is a great song. I haven't heard it before. Thanks for sharing it! I would love to add this song to my Sunday Song post if that is OK with you? Please join in as often as you can and whenever you can. Your older posts would be fun to listen to!

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  3. Never heard of it, but I did like it. I used to try to dress like the girls in the Addicted to Love video. I was maybe 10 when I first saw it. Let's say it was never a good look for me ;)

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  4. Robert Palmer is one of my favorites as well. And yes it is somewhat of an oldie, my first copy of the recording was on 8 track cassette. I've been converting my vinyl collection to digital and stumbling over music I had not thought about in years. Say, Holly Beth Vincent"s Holly and the Italians. I was looking up the cover art and found the album was worth $70, who would have thought. Oh by the way Debi I still have a rather extensive collection of Aztec Camera if you want to borrow them sometime. Martin

  5. This is okay but I like more 'heavier' soul. Tina Turner has been my favorite all my life! :)
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  6. When I was a youngster in the late 70's my favorite was Mamas and Papas! I had their record and would play it over and over.

  7. Robert Palmer was one of my favorites back then, addicted to love just incredible!! My first listen of him was in a movie called summer lovers, with Daryl Hannah....I think it was Frankie and Johnie
    have you ever heard it?

  8. I have Addicted to Love stuck in my head now, thank you very much!

    I can picture the identical girls swaying and bobbing, LOL.


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