His rendition helped make the song a blues standard.. list of the 500 greatest songs of all time, Bobby Bland and B.B. Turn It Up! But its the song's overall groove that is the star here, giving the overall piece a definitive atmosphere. Title: The Thrill Is Gone (11 Mar 2000) 7.7/10 Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? The song's polished production and use of strings marked a departure from both the original song and King's previous material. The Best of the Blues [MCA Special Products], Soul Train: Hall of Fame, 20th Anniversary, ABC's of Soul, Vol. The Thrill Is Gone EP DETAILS Event: BLACK FRIDAY 2015 Release Date: 11/27/2015 Format: 10" Vinyl Label: Geffen Records Quantity: 3000 Release type: RSD Exclusive Release King: The Thrill Is Gone – Song Review", Bobby Bland and B. King (ABC Bluesway, 1969)", "Grammy Award Results for B.B. King's biggest chart success in the pop arena, "The Thrill Is Gone," provided him with a long overdue crossover hit in 1970. B.B. "The Thrill Is Gone" is a slow minor-key blues song written by West Coast blues musician Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell in 1951. King's recording earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1970 and a Grammy Hall of Fame award in 1998. B.B. Not to be confused with the 1930s jazz song. King: 13th Annual Grammy Awards (1970) – Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male "The Thrill Is Gone, "Grammy Hall of Fame – B.B. King Together Again...Live (1976), and Live at San Quentin (1991).. Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection, Pt. King's version is a slow 12-bar blues notated in the key of B minor in 4/4 time. 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Using a blues-rock basis for the main melody, King casts the entire song in a very heavy jazz feel and flavor, attacking each verse with a world-weary vocal and some radical and sinewy guitar arpeggios.  In 1970, "The Thrill Is Gone" became a major hit for B.B. King. King recorded his version of "The Thrill Is Gone" in June 1969 for his album Completely Well, released the same year. 4: 1970-2005, The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick - The Soundtrack, GRP 30: The Digital Master Company 30th Anniversary. B. King: 1976: Live: The Thrill Is Gone: Bad News Reunion When released as a single in December 1969, the song became one of the biggest hits of King's career, appearing in the R&B chart at number three and the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart at number 15 and became one of his signature songs. King recorded his version of "The Thrill Is Gone" in June 1969 for his album Completely Well, released the same year.  King's version of the song was also placed at number 183 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. The feeling of breaking free from a possessive lover is the main basis for the lyrics, and King's use of blues imagery is perfect for the song, which indeed provided real release. King's version is a slow 12-bar blues notated in the key of B minor in 4/4 time. King, John Lee Hooker & Lightnin' Hopkins, New York Undercover: A Night at Natalie's, Esquire Jazz Collection: Essential Series, 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of B.B. King's biggest chart success in the pop arena, "The Thrill Is Gone," provided him with a … Use the HTML below. B.B. King, The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy's Collection, Axe Men: The Greatest Guitar Stars of All Time, The Gold Collection: History of the Blues from Aco, The Best Of Blues Classics 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection, Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Best of the Blues, Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey, Everyday I Have the Blues [Platinum Disc], Chronicles: Live at the Regal/Blues Is King/Live in Cook County Jail, Plug It In! This is, in fact, the lesson that he had been teaching all of his students from Michael Bloomfield to Eric Clapton in the '60s, and although many of their records preceded his on the charts, it was this exquisite piece at the dawn of the '70s that defined the blues movement. B.B. B.B.  Hawkins' recording of the song reached number six in the Billboard R&B chart in 1951. King Together Again...Live, "The Thrill is Gone — B.B. The single version is a necessity, but the extended live version on Live at San Quentin is extremely potent, and gives the listener the same feel in a bigger, more grandiose package. Memorable live versions of the song were included on King's albums Live in Cook County Jail (1971), Bobby Bland and B.B. King: "The Thrill Is Gone" BluesWay (1969) (Single)", "B.B.  The song's polished production and use of strings marked a departure from both the original song and King's previous material. The Thrill Is Gone: Marjorie McCoy: November 1971: The Thrill Is Gone: Willie Bobo and The Bo-Gents: 1971: The Thrill Is Gone: Graham Bell: 1972: The Thrill Is Gone: Little Milton: 1973: The Thrill Is Gone: Chicken Shack: 1974: The Thrill Is Gone: Dutch Mason Blues Band: 1976: Medley: The Thrill Is Gone / I Ain't Go… Bobby Bland & B.B. 1: Classics from the ABC Records Catalog 1961-1969, 3 for 3: B.B.