Northern Soul: Robert Palmer was from my home town in Yorkshire. He doesn't sound like it; he sounds like he's from New Orleans. In this case it's because he's backed by The Meters, with the unmistakable sound of Lowell George (of Little Feat) on slide guitar.
This startling album opener consists of Sailin' Shoes, Hey Julia and Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley. My hometown has never been as funky (and never has been since).