One of my favorite singer / songwriters, he's done some really good stuff (ref: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive) but I really was blown away by his picking style on this one today and just thought I would share. Enjoy!
There are thousands of other versions and many many bands, both well known and of the garage variety, have covered the song in every style imaginable over the past 50 years so I'll spare you sitting through the likes of Skid Row and TheCorrs and Ottmar Liebert and Popa Chubby(unless you just really want to dig deeper on your own), but you owe it to yourself to end the assignment with THIS ONE.
Carol Kaye (born March 24, 1935) is an American musician, known as one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, playing on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years
I'm not a musician, just an appreciator, so much of the technical stuff she gets into are way over my head, but I really enjoyed the story telling and listening to how many of the innovative riffs she came up with over the years have influenced the sound of both rock & roll legends and today's modern music.
I'll just leave it here for when you have the time to get into it. ENJOY!
from the Music Archives of Gumbo123 . . . I was listening thru some OLD stuff today and came across this which I thought you could appreciate.
Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley was Robert Palmer's debut solo album released in 1974. Recorded in New Orleans with several notable artists (Art Neville of The Neville Brothers on keyboards/ Lowell George of Little Feat with lead guitar/ George Porter Jr from The Meters on bass) lending a hand to this young "blue eyed soul" singer long before he hit the charts with more commercially successful tunes like Simply Irresistable, Addicted to Love, I Didn't Mean to Turn You On, etc.
I had it on vinyl back in the day and have always enjoyed how the progressing bass line ties together this three song medley. Enjoy!