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"The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)" by Aretha Franklin - 10/02/21

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"The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)" by Aretha Franklin

This is a cover of a slow minor-key blues song written by West Coast blues musicians Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell in 1951. Hawkins' recording of the song reached number six on the Billboard R&B chart in 1951.

Then in 1969 B.B. King recorded a version that became a major hit in 1970. His rendition helped make the song a blues standard.

Aretha’s version was recorded and released soon after in 1970.

Her embellishments coming in the form of the signature instrument of her voice instead of B.B.’s guitar soloing.

It’s quite a synchronicity from a memoir point of view.

As yesterday the therapist woman with whom I had some romantic experiences on Saturday and Wednesday, reached out via text, saying:

Heyyyy Dave I want to express to you what has emerged for me in the last couple of days. Which is that I’m feeling pretty loyal to this new relationship with R————— in Washington, and this precludes me from being romantic with you. Do you think we can still be friends…who also happen to find each other attractive?

I had written the day after Wednesday that I felt our second hangout lacked the passion of the first one on Saturday.

And, apparently, she must have felt something similar.

In other words:

“The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday’s Kiss)”.

But like Aretha sings, in these situations, and perhaps in any situations, in this life of impermanence, that we’re all in:

And now that it's over
All I can do is wish you well

Although you could also joke in GIF form:

Okay, that’s the two hundred and fifty-eighth Shuffle Synchronicities.