Together for the First Time... Live

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Together for the First Time
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Live album by
Genre Soul blues
Label Dunhill
Producer Steve Barri
Bobby Bland chronology
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Together for the First Time... Live is a 1974 blues album by singer Bobby Bland and guitarist B. B. King. The duo later recorded Bobby Bland and B. B. King Together Again...Live . Bland and King toured together extensively in the 1970s and 1980s, which did much to keep their careers alive during a period of otherwise popular decline for the blues genre.[ citation needed ]


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Christgau's Record Guide B+ [2]
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Track listing

Side one

  1. "3 O'Clock in the Morning" (3:15) - (B. B. King, Jules Taub)
  2. "It's My Own Fault Baby" (4:13) - (King, Taub)
  3. "Driftin' Blues" (5:10) - (Charles Brown, Johnny Moore, Eddie Williams)
  4. "That's the Way Love Is" (3:51) - (Deadric Malone)

Side two

  1. "I'm Sorry" (9:55) - (Thompson)
  2. "I'll Take Care of You" (3:50) - (Brook Benton)
  3. "Don't Cry No More" (2:33) - (Malone)

Side three

  1. "Don't Want a Soul Hangin' Around" (3:52) - (Jimmy Johnson)
  2. "(Medley)" (14:00)

Side four

  1. "Everybody Wants to Know Why I Sing the Blues" (6:19) - (Dave Clark, King)
  2. "Goin' Down Slow" (5:16) - (St. Louis Jimmy Oden)
  3. "I Like to Live the Love" (6:00) - (Dave Crawford, Charles Mann) [1]




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