Together for the First Time... Live

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Together for the First Time
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Live album by Bobby Bland and B. B. King
Released 1974
Genre Blues
Label Dunhill
Producer Steve Barri
Bobby Bland chronology
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(1973)His California Album1973
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(1976)Bobby Bland and B. B. King Together Again...Live1976
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Together for the First Time... Live is a 1974 blues album by singer Bobby Bland and guitar virtuoso B. B. King. The duo would later work together again on 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.

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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)
    • Good to Be Back Home
    • Driving Wheel
    • Rock Me Baby
    • Black Night
    • Cherry Red
    • It's My Own Fault Baby
    • 3 O'Clock in the Morning
    • Oh, Come Back Baby
    • Chains of Love
    • Gonna Get Me an Old Woman

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)



  • B.B. King
  • Bobby Bland
  • Alfred Thomas, Ben Benay, Bobby Forte, Cato Walker, Charles Polk, Edward Rowe, Harold Potier, Jr., Joseph Burton, Joseph Hardin, Jr., Leo Penn, Louis Hubert, Mel Brown, Melvin Jackson, Michael Omartian, Milton Hopkins, Ron Levy, Sonny Freeman, Theodore Arthur, Theodore Reynolds, Tommy Punkson, Wilbert Freeman


  • Phil Kaye - recording engineer
  • Fred Valentine - photography
  • Alain Moreau - cover illustration