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The Thrill Is Gone/ You're Mean by B.B. King

Label: Bluesway 61032 Year: 1969
Factory sleeve included
Condition: M- $16.00
The Thrill Is Gone/ You're MeanHere's a beautiful copy of the original pressing of this classic Blues tune, which became B.B. King's biggest Pop hit and a truly iconic moment in his long and distinguished career beginning in the late 1940s. It might surprise you to learn that both sides of this single are specially edited versions of longer album tracks clocking at 5:30 and 9:39, respectively! Speaking of the 45 edit, the label says 3:55, but my recording of an earlier copy clocked at 4:09. It's not unusual, unfortunately, for label track times to be off by a few seconds, but this looks like a deliberate attempt to make the A side seem short enough for airplay, as 4:00 was becoming a new outer limit for acceptable AM song lengths by 1969, but 4:09 would have put it over the threshold some studios set. Note: This copy comes in a vintage ABC Records factory sleeve. The labels grade a strong EX to reflect some light ringwear, mainly on the A side (see scan). The vinyl (styrene) looks Near Mint, and even without a deep clean the audio comes through strong and free of distortion, with only perhaps a hint of surface noise here and there: These grooves still have the goods!
Condition Detail:Label: EX+   |   Vinyl: M-   |   Audio: M-Written by: Arthur Benson-Dale Petite (A), P. Harris-H. Lovelle (B)Produced by: Bill Szymczyk, Strings Arranged by Bert DeCoteauxChart info: #3r, #15p in December 1969Track time(s): A: 3:55 | B: 5:00Mix: MonoOther info: Contains an edited version of the LP track.



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