B.B. King — The Thrill Is Gone
Album: Completely Well
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Released: 1969
Length: 5:16
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The thrill is gone
The thrill is gone away
The thrill is gone baby
The thrill is gone away
You know you done me wrong baby
And you'll be sorry someday

The thrill is gone
It's gone away from me
The thrill is gone baby
The thrill is gone away from me
Although, I'll still live on
But so lonely I'll be

The thrill is gone
It's gone away for good
The thrill is gone baby
It's gone away for good
Someday I know I'll be open armed baby
Just like I know a good man should

You know I'm free, free now baby
I'm free from your spell
Oh I'm free, free, free now
I'm free from your spell
And now that it's all over
All I can do is wish you well
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Awesome segue from Cowboy Junkies - Hard to Explain. Explains a lot, actually.
Limit of ten and BB King are not for this world.  Wow, this takes me back. He was so smooth, so clean, so economy
size miraculous. 
I miss you B.B. and I can't wait to introduce you to my great-grandchildren.
The Nympho has left....

Crazy remains!  :-) 
BB King had a good run with this album and others at the time
this album 'Completely Well' followed 'Live And Well'
then he put out what he said is his favorite 'Indianola Mississippi Seeds" 
all 3 were must haves, Seeds was produced by Mr Leon Russell 
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'Live At Cook County Jail' followed Seeds
like i said he had a hell of a run 
First year without BB.       {#Cry}
For a college music appreciation class in the mid 70s I was told to attend a concert and write a review. There weren't many nearby choices in western New York at the time but B.B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland were playing in Buffalo, about 50 miles away. So my girlfriend and I set out in our usual concert garb, t-shirts, jeans and sneakers. When we got to Kleinhans Music Hall we discovered we were the only white people attending, and that the city's black community had turned out in their Sunday best.

We were thououghly embarrassed but nobody else seemed offended by us, so we pressed on. B.B. was excellent, although I remember that Bland was ill and not in his best voice that night; he excused himself and left early. At any rate, I aced the review and saw King at least three or four more times at festivals over the years. An amazing singer and guitarist that I'm so glad to have seen in concert.
RIP BB! The Blues just got a bit more blue...
Just bumped to a 10.

Sounds better today than it has in a long time.


  ppopp wrote:
The thrill of listening to this song is gone. Heard it too many times on RP.

  
Toke wrote:


Your 'Thrill Theshold' seems limited in that case... still does it each and every play for me. Same as it did in the 60's, a real classic.

 
Just upped this to a 10 to compensate.  Don't know why I rated it lower in the first place.  Stupid boy.
 ppopp wrote:
The thrill of listening to this song is gone. Heard it too many times on RP.

 

Your 'Thrill Theshold' seems limited in that case... still does it each and every play for me. Same as it did in the 60's, a real classic.
I keep forgetting this is the only song BB King ever bothered recording.
Bill,

How did you realize how fantastic this would sound when it followed Einuadi, Steven Wilson's "Harmony Korine", then Pearl Jam "Nothing As It Seems"?  None of those 4 seem related, but what a perfect sequence!
 ppopp wrote:
The thrill of listening to this song is gone. Heard it too many times on RP.

 
Some songs, such as this one, you can never have too  much of. And if you do, just search some of the live performances (recently came up with one with BB and many famous guitarrists), they could be playing this tune for hours, it would still pick my nerve!
The thrill of listening to this song is gone. Heard it too many times on RP.
 {#Bananajam}Catalytic wrote::)

Not by a long shot, and it's not even his best, but it's still damned good. Especially through headphones. {#Music}

 

 ppopp wrote:
This must be the only song BB ever recorded. *Yawn*

 
Not by a long shot, and it's not even his best, but it's still damned good. Especially through headphones. {#Music}
The thrill really is gone. I know this "mattered" in a lot of ways, but it just bores me.
This must be the only song BB ever recorded. *Yawn*
I never ever get tired of this song....  {#Notworthy}