Together for the First Time...Live

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Although the duo of Bobby Blue Bland and B.B. King was one of the most popular touring acts of the '70s and '80s, their first duet album -- appropriately titled Together for the First Time ... Live -- doesn't quite live up to expectations. Both musicians are in fine form, but rarely do any sparks fly. Occasionally, King turns out a good solo and Bland sings with passion, but usually the vibe of the record is too relaxed to be truly engaging. It's a pleasant record, just not the essential listening that it should have been.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Although the duo of Bobby Blue Bland and B.B. King was one of the most popular touring acts of the '70s and '80s, their first duet album -- appropriately titled Together for the First Time ... Live -- doesn't quite live up to expectations. Both musicians are in fine form, but rarely do any sparks fly. Occasionally, King turns out a good solo and Bland sings with passion, but usually the vibe of the record is too relaxed to be truly engaging. It's a pleasant record, just not the essential listening that it should have been.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076732416020
  • Catalog Number: 4160
  • Sales rank: 21,768

Album Credits

Performance Credits
B.B. King Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Bobby "Blue" Bland Vocals
Michael Omartian Keyboards
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Mel Brown Contributor
Sonny Thompson Composer
Charles Mann Composer
Theodore Arthur Contributor
Steve Barri Producer
Ben Benay Contributor
Joseph Burton Contributor
Bobby Forte Contributor
Sonny Freeman Contributor
Wilbert Freeman Contributor
Milton Hopkins Contributor
Louis Hubert Contributor
Phil Kaye Engineer
B.B. King Composer
Riley King Composer
Ron Levy Contributor
Don Mack Contributor
Leo Penn Contributor
Charles Polk Contributor
Harold Potier Contributor
Tommy Punkson Contributor
Edward Rowe Contributor
Neil Slaven Liner Notes
Alfred Thomas Contributor
Cato Walker Contributor
Dave Crawford Composer
James Burke Oden Composer
Jules Taub Composer
Alain Moreau Cover Design
Melvin Jackson Contributor
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