“Every Kinda People” -1978

USA - This Robert Palmer-classic features Robert Greenidge on steelpan and Freddie Harris on guitar.


  • Robert Palmer – vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrere & Freddie Harris – guitar
  • James Alan Smith – keyboards
  • Bob Babbitt – bass Allan Schwartzberg – drums
  • Robert Greenidge - steel drums
  • Jody Linscott - percussion l
   “Every Kinda People” - 1978

SONG FACTS:  “Every Kinda People” is a 1978 song originally performed by Robert Palmer on his Double Fun album.  It was Palmer's first Top 40 hit in the U.S., reaching #16. The song was written by Andy Fraser.

With its blend of Caribbean steel pan, violins and moving lyrics, “Every Kinda People” has become one of Palmer's best-loved songs, covered multiple times by other artists (including The Mint Juleps (1987), Randy Crawford (1989), Chaka Demus and Pliers (1996), Amy Grant (1996), Jo O'Meara (2002), Joe Cocker (2004) and Ana Popovic (2013)), and cited by music fans and spiritual groups for its positive message of peace and multiculturalism.[

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