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Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - “The Thrill Is Gone” 

The quality of this video is rough with some bad audio near the end, but I chose it because it shows the artists in process, working out a classic cover, and bringing their own style to it. Grisman’s mandolin and Garcia’s guitar give us a unique acoustic, bluegrass spin on the old blues classic. 

[Listen to Luther Allison perform “The Thrill Is Gone from 1979]

[Listen to Little Milton perform “The Thrill Is Gone” from 1973]

[Listen to Aretha Franklin sing “The Thrill Is Gone” from 1970]

[Watch & Listen to B.B. King perform ”The Thrill Is Gone” in Zaire in 1974] 

[Listen to Roy Hawkin’s original “The Thrill Is Gone” from 1951] 

Luther Allison - “The Thrill Is Gone” from the album Live in Paris in 1979.

Luther picked up where B.B. left off and expanded the song to nearly nine minutes with long solos and a section near the end where Luther scats along to his guitar.

[Listen to Little Milton sing “The Thrill Is Gone” from 1973]

[Listen to Aretha Franklin sing “The Thrill Is Gone” from 1970]

[Watch & Listen to B.B. King perform ”The Thrill Is Gone” in Zaire in 1974] 

[Listen to Roy Hawkin’s original “The Thrill Is Gone” from 1951] 

Little Milton - “The Thrill Is Gone” from Waiting for Little Milton in 1973.

Little Milton spoons in some soulful vocals over the Stax soundscape. 

[Listen to Aretha Franklin sing “The Thrill Is Gone” from 1970]

[Watch & Listen to B.B. King perform ”The Thrill Is Gone” in Zaire in 1974] 

[Listen to Roy Hawkin’s original “The Thrill Is Gone” from 1951] 

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