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SYS Podcast Episode 108: Writers Robert Palmer & Michael Weiss Talk About Their Film I Am Alone
SYS Podcast Episode 108: Writers Robert Palmer & Michael Weiss Talk About Their Film I Am Alone
Published: 2016/01/24
Channel: SellingYourScreenplay
Robert Palmer & UB40 - I
Robert Palmer & UB40 - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Published: 2012/03/28
Channel: CBKThe
Deep Blues Bonus   RL Burnside
Deep Blues Bonus RL Burnside
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: JackConqueroo
Robert Palmer - Man Smart (Woman Smarter) Music Video
Robert Palmer - Man Smart (Woman Smarter) Music Video
Published: 2015/12/25
Channel: Nick Macchiavelli
Robert Brumm - A Day in the Life of a Writer
Robert Brumm - A Day in the Life of a Writer
Published: 2014/01/12
Channel: Robert Brumm
AJ RAFAEL - SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE (Spoof)​​​ | AJ Rafael​​​
AJ RAFAEL - SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE (Spoof)​​​ | AJ Rafael​​​
Published: 2012/11/01
Channel: AJ Rafael
Toa e Toa -  Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer cover)
Toa e Toa - Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer cover)
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: Aleksandar Andonovski
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
Best Of Both Worlds - Robert Palmer
Best Of Both Worlds - Robert Palmer
Published: 2014/06/01
Channel: Bekijk Het Maar
Robert Plant |
Robert Plant | 'Big Log' | Official Music Video
Published: 2013/11/08
Channel: Robert Plant
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
White Wedding - Michael Palmer (written by Billy Idol)
White Wedding - Michael Palmer (written by Billy Idol)
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: Jimmy Lolly
Vinegar Joe "Giving Yourself Away"
Vinegar Joe "Giving Yourself Away"
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: Steve York
Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People (Live 1978)
Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People (Live 1978)
Published: 2009/02/02
Channel: Ichnos71live
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
Guardian Books podcast: Writers as readers
Guardian Books podcast: Writers as readers
Published: 2012/07/31
Channel: The Guardian
Lookout Point
Lookout Point
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: Keyvision Productions
Bad Case Of Loving You  ROBERT PALMER  COVER full arrangement
Bad Case Of Loving You ROBERT PALMER COVER full arrangement
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: TRESILLO BONGO
Robert Palmer Tribute Know by Now cover
Robert Palmer Tribute Know by Now cover
Published: 2011/06/09
Channel: Eva Guo
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
Robert Palmer and UB40
Robert Palmer and UB40 'Baby Tonight'
Published: 2007/08/11
Channel: livfan0708
SYS 146: Writer/Director/Producer David Gould Talks About His First Feature Film, The Cure
SYS 146: Writer/Director/Producer David Gould Talks About His First Feature Film, The Cure
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: SellingYourScreenplay
The Hand of Fatima Trailer
The Hand of Fatima Trailer
Published: 2009/09/18
Channel: Augusta Palmer
Anthony DeCurtis on Blues & Chaos
Anthony DeCurtis on Blues & Chaos
Published: 2011/09/12
Channel: Augusta Palmer
Paperback Writer — Amanda Palmer and Whitney Moses in Vienna, 28/10/2016 afternoon show
Paperback Writer — Amanda Palmer and Whitney Moses in Vienna, 28/10/2016 afternoon show
Published: 2017/01/15
Channel: Angela Brett
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
Gabriel Byrne "Addicted To Love"
Gabriel Byrne "Addicted To Love"
Published: 2008/09/03
Channel: callarosa
Script Magazine Panel Courier 12 Writer
Script Magazine Panel Courier 12 Writer's Conference 2015 Part 2/5
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: DePaul Visiting Artists Series
Deep Blues Bonus    Booker T Laury
Deep Blues Bonus Booker T Laury
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: JackConqueroo
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
Geoffrey Palmer and Dame Judi Dench on who Bob Larbey is
Geoffrey Palmer and Dame Judi Dench on who Bob Larbey is
Published: 2014/04/06
Channel: tellyspottingpub
Beverly Crusher Slideshow
Beverly Crusher Slideshow
Published: 2016/04/19
Channel: Nerdy and Girly 90
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
Marc Tyler Nobleman: The story of Batman
Marc Tyler Nobleman: The story of Batman's secret creator
Published: 2012/06/26
Channel: TEDTalentSearch
A Writer
A Writer's Typical Day
Published: 2010/03/23
Channel: Jeff Somers Rocks You Like a Video Hurricane
Guardian Books podcast: Writers and the British landscape - the Guardian
Guardian Books podcast: Writers and the British landscape - the Guardian
Published: 2012/05/15
Channel: The Guardian
The Lord Will Make A Way (Vinyl LP) - The Soul Stirrers, "Heritage - Vol. II"
The Lord Will Make A Way (Vinyl LP) - The Soul Stirrers, "Heritage - Vol. II"
Published: 2013/06/13
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
How Much Do Script Writers Get Paid?
How Much Do Script Writers Get Paid?
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: SS Business
CBSRMT ~ Someday I
CBSRMT ~ Someday I'll Find You 283
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: ChillySunshine
Experiencing Synchronicity (Talking Points Ep. 2)
Experiencing Synchronicity (Talking Points Ep. 2)
Published: 2013/11/12
Channel: Time is Art: a documentary series
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
TV Writer Podcast 041 - Pilar Alessandra (The Coffee Break Screenwriter, On The Page)
TV Writer Podcast 041 - Pilar Alessandra (The Coffee Break Screenwriter, On The Page)
Published: 2013/06/23
Channel: GrayJones
Angelo Badalamenti on Writing the Twin Peaks Theme
Angelo Badalamenti on Writing the Twin Peaks Theme
Published: 2009/10/30
Channel: Robert Jones
Colgate Writers
Colgate Writers' Conference: Christopher Castellani Evening Reading
Published: 2014/08/13
Channel: Colgate University
Neil Gaiman - Inspirational Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts 2012
Neil Gaiman - Inspirational Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts 2012
Published: 2012/05/23
Channel: Peter Shev
Hush Official Trailer #1 (2016) - John Gallagher Jr. Horror Movie HD
Hush Official Trailer #1 (2016) - John Gallagher Jr. Horror Movie HD
Published: 2016/03/19
Channel: Movieclips Trailers
QUEEN OF CHINA TOWN Vocals Helmut B Writer(s) Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear Producer Anthony Monn
QUEEN OF CHINA TOWN Vocals Helmut B Writer(s) Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear Producer Anthony Monn
Published: 2013/11/11
Channel: Helmut Brunel
Carla Lane and Geoffrey Palmer from 2009 interview for PBS
Carla Lane and Geoffrey Palmer from 2009 interview for PBS' Behind the Britcom
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: tellyspottingpub
A day in the life of an Australian author - Fiona Palmer
A day in the life of an Australian author - Fiona Palmer
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: Fiona Palmer
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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[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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