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.