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    Robert Palmer.

    Having listened to Every Kinda People today has me motivated to celebrate this great man's ouevre 1 song a day. He is sadly missed.


    Friday 4th March 2022.


    SHE MAKES MY DAY


    The video. Black and white. One tracking shot that pans over band and orchestra and Robert. An incredibly melodic song. Robert singing and sitting down grooves with every beat and note.

    The lyrics. "She thinks with her chin up". Genius.

    The trumpet solo. Sublime. Blue note jazz meets blue eyed soul.

    "She makes her mind up at a glance. It really made a difference, I seem to be unconditionally hers"

    "unconditionally" is a long multi-syllable word to scan in a song. He thrillingly pulls it off.

    Peak Palmer.

    https://youtu.be/1xZeNueckzg

    Sums up my feelings/heart towards Mrs Goodness.

    Thankyou Robert.
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    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 03-03-2022, 10:37 PM.

    #2
    Wonderful song, I agree. He’s stringing the words in strange ways, but it totally works. As I understand it you’ll be posting one of his songs daily?
    Looking forward to agreeing and disagreeing!
    Probably the finest singer in pop/rock. And he had his songwriting moments. I guess I like his quirky songs most of all.

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      #3
      Could I suggest this one for tomorrow then ?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBvrdanl5Do

      A great singer & writer.

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        #4
        RIPTIDE

        by request


        Def a curio, slow, almost waltz-like. Written in 1932 by Donaldson and Khan.

        Gotta say it has a certain offhand charm, a throwaway B-side charm.


        Actually leads off the successful album of the same name that has Addicted to Love and Didn't Mean to Turn you On (rumored to be about Lady Di)

        So quite a jump from those 2 monster tracks that got the Power Station treatment.
        Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 03-04-2022, 05:52 PM.

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          #5
          I like his cover of Gary Numan's I Dream Of Wires, maybe better than Numan's own version. I also dig Riptide the song, though I haven't heard it in a long time.
          Robert Palmer was a quality artist and singer.

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            #6
            Not meaning to hijack the thread, but this is easily in my top two of his.

            Last edited by luvyesmusic; 03-04-2022, 07:22 PM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by luvyesmusic View Post
              Not meaning to hijack the thread, but this is easily in my top two of his.

              I wouldn’t put it that high, but a Robert Palmer song is never a waste of time. I like the way it goes from major to minor, or whatever it is from verse to chorus.
              Nice video, I love his gesturing. When it comes to gentlemen in rock, only Brian Ferry is superior.

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                #8
                You can't have too much of Mr Palmer. Sneakin' Sally right now.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by luvyesmusic View Post
                  Not meaning to hijack the thread, but this is easily in my top two of his.

                  No worries.

                  (YOU OUGHTA) KNOW BY NOW


                  Is a great song. Beautiful intro. Sideways melody that is very Palmerish. Sexy. Smooth. Whip smart. Great phrasing. Soulful.

                  Off his 12th studio album "Honey".
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                    #10
                    The Wednesday Palmer


                    I DREAM OF WIRES

                    yeah, def Gary Numan, even a Buggles vibe. Of it's time, dark electro-pop. Even Bowie dabbled. Not my fave area of his work. Johnny and Mary has same metronomic rythms, synths.

                    Off the Looking for Clues album.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
                      Wednesday Palmer


                      I DREAM OF WIRES

                      yeah, def Gary Numan, even a Buggles vibe. Of it's time, dark electro-pop. Even Bowie dabbled. Not my fave area of his work. Johnny and Mary has same metronomic rythms, synths.

                      Off the Looking for Clues album.
                      Since I can’t stand the voice of Gary Newman, this is a huge improvement. And that’s about all the positive I can say about this.

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                        #12
                        He's one of my favorite blue-eyed soul singers, but more on the side of classic song stylist in terms of his phrasing/intonation.

                        And this is one of my favorite '80s artifacts - the song itself is just a simmering joint but it's the way the vocal melody interacts with the backing track which makes it so compelling for me. Oh, and Tony Thompson - the secret weapon of that album.

                        Last edited by luna65; 03-09-2022, 09:38 AM.
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                          #13
                          The Thursday Palmer:


                          MERCY MERCY ME/ I WANT YOU



                          A hybrid of 2 different songs to go into 1.
                          The first a protest song.
                          The second a pleading love song.
                          Why?*
                          Dunno.
                          Begins in a rush of sublime rythms/melody
                          Robert puts his cards on the table.
                          I want you ( but I want you to want me too )

                          Staggeringly emotive singing that NEVER becomes
                          overwrought. That to me is his gift. He shares it with
                          Michael McDonald.

                          The 2 songs intertwine and repeat.
                          Again. Peak Palmer.


                          *OK. Both Marvin Gaye songs.Of his 10th solo album, Don't Explain.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
                            Wednesday Palmer


                            I DREAM OF WIRES

                            yeah, def Gary Numan, even a Buggles vibe. Of it's time, dark electro-pop. Even Bowie dabbled. Not my fave area of his work. Johnny and Mary has same metronomic rythms, synths.

                            Off the Looking for Clues album.
                            You know if course, but sone still don't, that Geoff wrote/composed the music, and Trevor came up with the lyrics to Man in a White car, after seeing Gary Nueman driving a white Corvette Stingray the label had bought him.

                            On a side note, Geoffrey was featured in a car magazine article and photo shoot not that far back. Me think it may have been titled Man in White Cars, but I can't remember/not sure. But the cars/automobiles featured, were all white.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
                              MERCY MERCY ME/ I WANT YOU

                              Why?*

                              *OK. Both Marvin Gaye songs.Of his 10th solo album, Don't Explain.
                              LOL, exactly. But also I think it's an example of how MG - much like Prince - was adept at mixing the sacred and the profane.
                              Rabin-esque
                              my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                              rabinesque.blogspot.com

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