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Robert C. Palmer Lecture on Human Rights 2016
Robert C. Palmer Lecture on Human Rights 2016
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: Trigg Trigg
Robert Palmer - Secrets (Full Album - HQ)
Robert Palmer - Secrets (Full Album - HQ)
Published: 2017/11/21
Channel: Teo D'o
Robert Palmer & UB40 - I
Robert Palmer & UB40 - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Published: 2012/03/28
Channel: CBKThe
Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)
Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: RobertPalmerVEVO
Bad Case Of Loving You ROBERT PALMER COVER
Bad Case Of Loving You ROBERT PALMER COVER
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: TRESILLO BONGO
Robert Palmer - Man Smart (Woman Smarter) Music Video
Robert Palmer - Man Smart (Woman Smarter) Music Video
Published: 2015/12/25
Channel: Nick Macchiavelli
Anthony DeCurtis on Blues & Chaos
Anthony DeCurtis on Blues & Chaos
Published: 2011/09/12
Channel: Augusta Palmer
Deep Blues Bonus   RL Burnside
Deep Blues Bonus RL Burnside
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: JackConqueroo
Mark Pringle Trio - The Writer
Mark Pringle Trio - The Writer
Published: 2015/11/08
Channel: Mark Pringle
Robert Plant |
Robert Plant | 'Big Log' | Official Music Video
Published: 2013/11/08
Channel: Robert Plant
Actor Writer Filmmaker And Photographer Benjamin Busch Talks About His Journey And Veterans
Actor Writer Filmmaker And Photographer Benjamin Busch Talks About His Journey And Veterans
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: BUILD Series
Robert Palmer Tribute Know by Now cover
Robert Palmer Tribute Know by Now cover
Published: 2011/06/09
Channel: Eva Guo
Robert Palmer Showreel
Robert Palmer Showreel
Published: 2013/07/23
Channel: Robert J Palmer
Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill (Live DNA)
Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill (Live DNA)
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Peter Gabriel
Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People (Live 1978)
Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People (Live 1978)
Published: 2009/02/02
Channel: Ichnos71live
Vinegar Joe "Giving Yourself Away"
Vinegar Joe "Giving Yourself Away"
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: Steve York
Addicted to Love?
Addicted to Love?
Published: 2010/02/03
Channel: Christy Johnson
AJ RAFAEL - SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE (Spoof)​​​ | AJ Rafael​​​
AJ RAFAEL - SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE (Spoof)​​​ | AJ Rafael​​​
Published: 2012/11/01
Channel: AJ Rafael
The Hand of Fatima Trailer
The Hand of Fatima Trailer
Published: 2009/09/18
Channel: Augusta Palmer
Interview with Robert Palmer and Michael Weiss at Fan Fest 2015
Interview with Robert Palmer and Michael Weiss at Fan Fest 2015
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: Geek News Network
Best Of Both Worlds - Robert Palmer
Best Of Both Worlds - Robert Palmer
Published: 2014/06/01
Channel: Bekijk Het Maar
How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are | Andrew Solomon
How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are | Andrew Solomon
Published: 2014/05/21
Channel: TED
Take the Long Way Home - Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) Writer and Composer
Take the Long Way Home - Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) Writer and Composer
Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: Roger Hodgson
Lookout Point
Lookout Point
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: Keyvision Productions
Beverly Crusher Slideshow
Beverly Crusher Slideshow
Published: 2016/04/19
Channel: Nerdy and Girly 90
Deep Blues Bonus    Booker T Laury
Deep Blues Bonus Booker T Laury
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: JackConqueroo
Wraith (2017) - Writer and Director - Michael O. Sajbel - Behind the Scenes Interview
Wraith (2017) - Writer and Director - Michael O. Sajbel - Behind the Scenes Interview
Published: 2017/03/28
Channel: Wraith the movie
Deep Blues Bonus   Lonnie Pitchford
Deep Blues Bonus Lonnie Pitchford
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: JackConqueroo
Andy Fraser - Obama Yes We Can
Andy Fraser - Obama Yes We Can
Published: 2008/03/19
Channel: ObamaRocks08
Extra Baggage - Director
Extra Baggage - Director's Cut
Published: 2015/06/23
Channel: Chasing Photography Films
Richard Diamond   S03E09   Charity Affair
Richard Diamond S03E09 Charity Affair
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: Media Mix
Dinner San Francisco - Writers, Teachers, Lawyer/Writer, Dreamworks Engineer
Dinner San Francisco - Writers, Teachers, Lawyer/Writer, Dreamworks Engineer
Published: 2011/05/31
Channel: Eva Guo
HOLLYWOOD STADIUM MYSTERY (1938) Neil Hamilton
HOLLYWOOD STADIUM MYSTERY (1938) Neil Hamilton
Published: 2012/04/25
Channel: The Video Cellar
Carla Lane and Geoffrey Palmer talk Butterflies
Carla Lane and Geoffrey Palmer talk Butterflies
Published: 2016/06/01
Channel: tellyspottingpub
George R.R. Martin | Talks at Google
George R.R. Martin | Talks at Google
Published: 2011/08/07
Channel: Talks at Google
Where Will The New Writer Take The Flash Solo Movie?
Where Will The New Writer Take The Flash Solo Movie?
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: ScreenJunkies News
Tribute to THE ROLLING STONES. Rolling Stones photos
Tribute to THE ROLLING STONES. Rolling Stones photos
Published: 2013/08/05
Channel: Tributeshow
The Pull: Interview with Horror Comic Book Writer Josh Fialkov
The Pull: Interview with Horror Comic Book Writer Josh Fialkov
Published: 2015/08/19
Channel: Geek & Sundry
Diana Palmer, romance writer, talks more on being published
Diana Palmer, romance writer, talks more on being published
Published: 2007/06/23
Channel: GAFrontPage
CBSRMT ~ Someday I
CBSRMT ~ Someday I'll Find You 283
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: ChillySunshine
THE ROLLING STONES - WAITING ON A FRIEND - Tattoo You (1981) HiDef :: SOTW #68
THE ROLLING STONES - WAITING ON A FRIEND - Tattoo You (1981) HiDef :: SOTW #68
Published: 2014/10/19
Channel: BERGO '45
Cinema Release Reviews: Four Films, One Clown 🎈| Amy McLean
Cinema Release Reviews: Four Films, One Clown 🎈| Amy McLean
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: Amy McLean - Author and Film Vlogger
Air Traffic Controller - The Work [Official Video]
Air Traffic Controller - The Work [Official Video]
Published: 2012/10/30
Channel: Air Traffic Controller
Gabriel Byrne "Addicted To Love"
Gabriel Byrne "Addicted To Love"
Published: 2008/09/03
Channel: callarosa
The Last 5 Years - Jason Robert Brown on bringing the show to London
The Last 5 Years - Jason Robert Brown on bringing the show to London
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: StJamesTheatreLondon
The Rebel   S02E20   Paperback Hero
The Rebel S02E20 Paperback Hero
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Media Mix
Praying Ground (Vinyl LP) - The Soul Stirrers, "Heritage - Vol. II"
Praying Ground (Vinyl LP) - The Soul Stirrers, "Heritage - Vol. II"
Published: 2013/06/13
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
Tim Palmer/Singer Song Writer/Live/Unedited/Original Song/3.19.2014
Tim Palmer/Singer Song Writer/Live/Unedited/Original Song/3.19.2014
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: Pat Cat
The Business of Writing, Page One Writers
The Business of Writing, Page One Writers' Conference 2014 Part 2/5
Published: 2014/06/06
Channel: DePaul Visiting Artists Series
Cannabis Roots: The Hidden History of Marijuana - Cynthia Palmer
Cannabis Roots: The Hidden History of Marijuana - Cynthia Palmer
Published: 2012/11/23
Channel: Pot TV
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Robert Palmer
Birth name Robert Franklin Palmer Jr.
Born (1945-06-19)June 19, 1945
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States[1]
Died November 20, 1997(1997-11-20) (aged 52)
Valhalla, New York[1]
Genres Folk rock, folk, blues, rock
Occupation(s) Writer, musician[1]
Instruments Clarinet, Saxophone[1]
Associated acts The Insect Trust

Robert Franklin Palmer Jr. (June 19, 1945 – November 20, 1997) was an American writer, musicologist, clarinetist, saxophonist, and blues producer. He is best known for his books, including Deep Blues;[2] his music journalism for The New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine;[3] his work producing blues recordings and the soundtrack of the film Deep Blues; and his clarinet playing in the 1960s band the Insect Trust.[4] A collection of his writings, Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer, edited by Anthony DeCurtis, was published by Simon & Schuster on November 10, 2009.

Early career[edit]

Palmer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of a musician and school teacher, Robert Palmer Sr. A civil rights and peace activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, the younger Palmer graduated from Little Rock University (later called the University of Arkansas at Little Rock) in 1964. Soon afterwards he and fellow musicians Nancy Jeffries, Bill Barth, and Luke Faust formed a psychedelic music group, the Insect Trust, blending jazz, folk, and blues with rock and roll.[5] The band recorded its first, self-titled album on Capitol Records in 1968. Palmer continued playing clarinet and saxophone from time to time in local bands in areas where he lived throughout the rest of his life.

Later period[edit]

In the early 1970s, Palmer became a contributing editor of Rolling Stone. He became the first full-time rock writer for The New York Times a few years later, serving as chief pop music critic at the newspaper from 1976 to 1988.

He continued to work as a journalist for film magazines and Rolling Stone; meanwhile, he began teaching courses in ethnomusicology and American music at colleges, including at the University of Mississippi. In the early 1990s, he also began producing blues albums for Fat Possum Records artists, like R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. After living near Memphis from 1988 through 1992, he spent about six months at a country estate near Little Rock before relocating in early 1993 to New Orleans, Louisiana, his home until his death.[4]

Two of his better-known books are the historical study Deep Blues (1982) and Rock & Roll: An Unruly History (1995), the latter of which was the companion book to the ten-part BBC and PBS television series Rock & Roll on which he served as chief consultant (not to be confused with All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music, a 1977 television documentary series on the history of modern pop music directed by Tony Palmer).

In 1985, he was recruited to play clarinet by friends Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood on the song "Silver and Gold" by U2's Bono for the Artists United Against Apartheid album Sun City.[2]

Throughout his life, Palmer published scholarly liner notes for albums by dozens of top jazz, blues, rock and roll and world music artists, including Sam Rivers, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Yoko Ono, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Ornette Coleman, the Master Musicians of Jajouka, La Monte Young, and many more.

He worked as screenwriter, narrator, and music director of the documentary films The World According to John Coltrane (which he also directed, with Toby Byron) and Deep Blues (based on his book by the same name), He wrote a book about Jerry Lee Lewis, entitled Jerry Lee Lewis Rocks.[2] He was heavily involved in the 1995 WGBH/BBC co-production Rock & Roll, broadcast in the United States in late 1995 on PBS but never released to the general public.

Palmer died from liver disease at the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, on November 20, 1997.[1]

His daughter Augusta Palmer directed a documentary called The Hand of Fatima (2009)[6] about Palmer's lifelong relationship with the Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Pareles, Jon (November 21, 1997), Robert Palmer Is Dead at 52; Critic Covered Rock and Blues, The New York Times 
  2. ^ a b c Chris Nelson (November 21, 1997). "Famed Music Critic Robert Palmer Dead At 52". VH1. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Kracht, C., & Woodard, D., Five Years, Vol. 1 (Hannover: Wehrhahn Verlag, 2011), p. 161.
  4. ^ a b Chris Nelson (September 18, 1997). "Rockers Come To Aid of Seriously Ill Music Critic". VH1. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Richie Unterberger. "Robert Palmer". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Hand of Fatima". Imdb.com. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Sisario, Ben (November 15, 2009). "In Search of a Father in Search of the Blues". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 

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