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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
Ship Of Fools
Ship Of Fools
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Robert Plant - Topic
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 - Man Smart (Woman Smarter) Music Video
Robert Palmer - Man Smart (Woman Smarter) Music Video
Published: 2015/12/25
Channel: Nick Macchiavelli
Gimme An Inch
Gimme An Inch
Published: 2014/11/06
Channel: Iain Matthews - Topic
Vinegar Joe "Giving Yourself Away"
Vinegar Joe "Giving Yourself Away"
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: Steve York
The Last Thing I Need
The Last Thing I Need
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: I5 - Topic
Lookout Point
Lookout Point
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: Keyvision Productions
Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People (Live 1978)
Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People (Live 1978)
Published: 2009/02/02
Channel: Ichnos71live
Looking For Clues
Looking For Clues
Published: 2016/06/10
Channel: Katie Melua - Topic
Know By Now
Know By Now
Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: Robert Palmer - Topic
AJ RAFAEL - SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE (Spoof)​​​ | AJ Rafael​​​
AJ RAFAEL - SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE (Spoof)​​​ | AJ Rafael​​​
Published: 2012/11/01
Channel: AJ Rafael
Anthony DeCurtis on Blues & Chaos
Anthony DeCurtis on Blues & Chaos
Published: 2011/09/12
Channel: Augusta Palmer
White, Clean And Neat
White, Clean And Neat
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Robert Plant - Topic
Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)
Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: RobertPalmerVEVO
Andy Fraser - Obama Yes We Can
Andy Fraser - Obama Yes We Can
Published: 2008/03/19
Channel: ObamaRocks08
Dance On My Own
Dance On My Own
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Robert Plant - Topic
Dance On My Own
Dance On My Own
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Robert Plant - Topic
Addicted to Love
Addicted to Love
Published: 2014/07/15
Channel: Steve Tempo - Topic
Deep Blues Bonus    Booker T Laury
Deep Blues Bonus Booker T Laury
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: JackConqueroo
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
The Hand of Fatima Trailer
The Hand of Fatima Trailer
Published: 2009/09/18
Channel: Augusta Palmer
Time After Time
Time After Time
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: Changing Faces - Topic
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
My Heart Can
My Heart Can't Take Much More
Published: 2014/11/06
Channel: Changing Faces - Topic
Deep Blues Bonus   Lonnie Pitchford
Deep Blues Bonus Lonnie Pitchford
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: JackConqueroo
New World...
New World...
Published: 2017/10/12
Channel: Robert Plant - Topic
Mph! Intro
Mph! Intro
Published: 2015/08/22
Channel: Sandra St. Victor - Topic
The Way I Feel
The Way I Feel
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Robert Plant - Topic
Wisdom from great writers on every year of life | Joshua Prager
Wisdom from great writers on every year of life | Joshua Prager
Published: 2016/05/12
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
Mph!
Mph!
Published: 2015/08/23
Channel: Sandra St. Victor - Topic
Tall Cool One
Tall Cool One
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: Robert Plant - Topic
Beverly Crusher Slideshow
Beverly Crusher Slideshow
Published: 2016/04/19
Channel: Nerdy and Girly 90
Robert Palmer Tribute Know by Now cover
Robert Palmer Tribute Know by Now cover
Published: 2011/06/09
Channel: Eva Guo
You
You're Gonna Get What's Coming (Remastered Version)
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Bonnie Raitt - Topic
Best Of Both Worlds - Robert Palmer
Best Of Both Worlds - Robert Palmer
Published: 2014/06/01
Channel: Bekijk Het Maar
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
Heaven Knows
Heaven Knows
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Robert Plant - Topic
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
Listening Wind (Remastered)
Listening Wind (Remastered)
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: Talking Heads - Topic
Addicted to Love
Addicted to Love
Published: 2016/01/12
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
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
Liyeza (Pride)
Liyeza (Pride)
Published: 2008/08/15
Channel: multimediagroup
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
Robert Palmer and UB40
Robert Palmer and UB40 'Baby Tonight'
Published: 2007/08/11
Channel: livfan0708
Cool With You
Cool With You
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Jennifer Love Hewitt - Topic
CBSRMT ~ Someday I
CBSRMT ~ Someday I'll Find You 283
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: ChillySunshine
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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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