Fans will likely remember Robert Palmer for his 80s music videos for songs like “Addicted to Love” and “Simply Irresistible” which brought him huge mainstream music success. Less well known are songs like this trilogy, “Sailing Shoes/Hey Julia/Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley” which show more a blues/soul version of his sound. Here’s more about this song(s) from Wikipedia:
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. 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.