THRILL IS GONE, THE

Latest update on 12/10/2019

Artist: Roy Hawkins
Author: Roy Hawkins
Label: Modern
Year: 1951

Died in '73 before he could secure his copyrights. Supposedly cowritten with Rick Darnell. The same Roy Hawkins wrote The Condition I'm In, the tune of what later became Heartbreak Hotel, also without recognition. On top of all that he got paralysed in a car accident.

Covers:

1969:

B.B. King [his biggest hit, good for a Grammy (see footnote)]

1970:

Aretha Franklin

1970:

Peggy Lee

1971:

Melba Moore

1971:

Funk Inc.

1973:

Little Milton

1973:

Chicken Shack

1975:

Marshall Tucker Band

1976:

Bobby Bland [with B.B. King]

1979:

Luther Allison

1981:

Crusaders

1982:

Barbara Mandrell

1989:

André Hazes [with Kaz Lux]

1991:

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman

1995:

Manhattan Transfer

1997:

B.B. King with Tracy Chapman

1997:

Chris Duarte

1998:

Diamanda Galas

2000:

Willie Nelson

2001:

Harry Manx [coupled with his The Gist Of Madhuvanti]

2002:

Gary Moore

2005:

Elliott Murphy

2005:

Leslie West

2016:

Joe Bonamassa

2017:

Dee Dee Bridgewater

2019:

Peter Frampton

B.B. King originally credited Arthur Benson and Dale Petite, who ever they may be. He later confessed his version owes a lot to Roy Hawkins'.

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