Ritchie Blackmore and William Shatner To Cover B.B. King’s “The Thrill is Gone”

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Ritchie Blackmore performed the song “The Thrill Is Gone,” made famous by B.B. King, for the album “The Blues” by actor William Shatner.

It is very rare to hear the British guitarist with a bluesy tone and here we can enjoy the cover. His wife Candice Night participates in the backing vocals who provide an interesting sound to the song.

It is originally a Rick Darnell and Roy Hawkins composition dating from 1951. B.B. King recorded it for his album “Completely Well” (1969). As a result of this he won a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and also a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998. In addition, Rolling Stone magazine put this song, recorded by King, in position 183 of the 500 best songs of all the time.

Below we leave you the version of the same blues guitarist so that you can compare the two versions.

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