Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
Released: Jan 1974
Label: Island Records
Palmer's debut is loose-limbed, New Orleans-funky, and polished without being sterile. The Maltese crooner is backed by the organic grooves of the Meters and Little Feat, which may explain why this is remembered as Palmer's only tough, gritty release. It's actually smooth as a silk cravat until Palmer explodes at the end of the 12-minute closer.