1981 Bobby King – Bobby King

Bobby King (born July 28, 1944 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States) is an American gospel-style, R&B and soul singer. He formed a singing duo with Terry Evans in the early 1970s. Since 1973, King has sung on most Ry Cooder albums. He was also the lead backing vocalist in Bruce Springsteen’s Human Touch tour band of 1992-93. The duo also undertook recording sessions with Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Harrison Kerle and Boz Scaggs.

He has also released two solo albums, Bobby King (1981) and Love in the Fire (1984), and two albums with Terry Evans, Live and Let Live! (1988) and Rhythm, Blues, Soul & Grooves (1990). Lou Reed selected Live and Let Live! as one of his ‘picks of 1989’.


1  Fool For The Night (Brian Potter; Dan Walsh; Michael Omartian; Michael Price) 04:07
2  Having A Party (Sam Cooke) 04:03
3  A Fool And His Love (Dan Walsh; Michael Price) 03:50
4  Make It This Time (Brian Potter; Rick Conedera) 05:24
5  Summer Nights (Dan Walsh; Michael Price) 03:25
6  Mind Reader (Dan Walsh; Michael Price) 03:32
7  If You Don’t Wan’t My Love (Dan Walsh; Michael Price) 03:05
8  Lovers By Night (Dan Walsh; Michael Price; Steve Barri) 03:45
9  Heart To Heart (Dan Walsh; Michael Price) 03:44


BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarMarty Walsh
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim Weston
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
SaxFred Selden
SaxJim Horn
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneDana Hughes
TromboneDick Hyde
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill
Background VocalsTamara Matoesian
Background VocalsWillie Greene
VocalsBobby King

Other Musicians

2 Having A Party

Sax (solo)Jim Horn

3 A Fool And His Love

PianoDavid Foster

6 Mind Reader

Sax (solo)Kim Hutchcroft

7 If You Don’t Wan’t My Love

PianoDavid Foster

9 Heart To Heart

Sax (solo)Kim Hutchcroft

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Barri, Steve Barry
Co-producer – Dan Walsh, Michael Price
Arranged By – Michael Omartian
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Jay Graydon (Tracks 3, 7)
Concertmaster – Assa Drori
Conductor – Michael Omartian
Coordinator – Gail Pierson
Engineer – Joe Bogan
Mastered By – Bobby Hata
Mixed By – Roger Nichols
Recorded By – Phil Kaye, Roger Nichols

Art Direction – Christine Sauers
Photography By – Matthew Rolston

Mastered At Warner Bros. Recording Studios
Recorded At Jennifudy Studios
Recorded At Dawnbreaker Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Warner Bros. Records Inc
Copyright (c) Warner Bros. Records Inc