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TCBCast 079: Elvis' Best Album? Elvis is Back! Review

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 08/28/2019

TCBCast 093: The Guitar Sounds of James Burton show art TCBCast 093: The Guitar Sounds of James Burton

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

After a brief holiday break, the guys are back to review the "Elvis album without Elvis," James Burton's 1971 solo debut, "The Guitar Sounds of James Burton." Cut at an Elvis session with the TCB Band after Elvis left due to an eye problem, the lead track from the album, a cover of "Polk Salad Annie," featured heavily in the 2019 film "Ford vs Ferrari" and now Justin & Gurdip see if the album holds up. Then for Song of the Week, Gurdip sings the praises of the Big Boy Crudup R&B classic "My Baby Left Me" while Justin covers the history behind Elvis' version of the George Jones weeper...

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TCBCast 092: Golden Songs of the Week, Volume 5 show art TCBCast 092: Golden Songs of the Week, Volume 5

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Gurdip & Justin are taking a one-week break, so catch up on the histories behind songs from Episodes 21, 22, 24 and 25! Featured Songs include Just A Little Bit, Bringing it Back, Pledging My Love, U.S. Male, Sentimental Me, Change of Habit, Burning Love and (Now and Then) There's A Fool Such As I!  Our upcoming schedule of topics is jam-packed! Next week, inspired by the film "Ford v Ferrari," we dive into the "Elvis album without Elvis," 1971's "The Guitar Sounds of James Burton," then the following week Andrew Hickey of the history project "A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred...

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TCBCast 091: Let It Roll feat. Nate Wilcox show art TCBCast 091: Let It Roll feat. Nate Wilcox

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week, Justin & Gurdip are honored to have Nate Wilcox of the Let It Roll podcast on to talk all things Elvis & early rock history. The guys took inspiration from Nate's show in creating TCBCast, so it was a thrill to chat about how Nate got into Elvis, and hitting topics as far ranging as publishing companies, Colonel Parker, "A Star is Born", the unsung black pop heroes who paved the way for rock, and so much more! This is an episode of TCBCast you absolutely do NOT want to miss! Then, for Song of the Week, Nate picks one of Elvis' most iconic hits, while Gurdip highlights Elvis'...

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TCBCast 090: Elvis' Wokest Movie feat. Ryan Droste show art TCBCast 090: Elvis' Wokest Movie feat. Ryan Droste

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Gurdip, Justin & Ryan wrap up a lengthy deep dive into Elvis' last feature length film, 1969's "Change of Habit." Justin & Ryan explain why the film resonates with them, from its humor and grounded nature compared to Elvis' other films, to its good-hearted-if-clumsy attempt to address social injustices that are unfortunately still very real today. Then, for Song of the Week, Ryan's so square he exits the show early to go to bed, but you won't care, because Gurdip parties it up tackling the Latin-flavored early 60s dance song "Kiss Me Quick" and Justin goes deep for a one-off jam...

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TCBCast 089: 934 Washington Street Clinic feat. Ryan Droste show art TCBCast 089: 934 Washington Street Clinic feat. Ryan Droste

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

For its 50th Anniversary, Gurdip, Ryan & Justin sit down to review Elvis' final dramatic role in "Change of Habit." Justin ranks it as his favorite Elvis film of all time, Ryan thinks highly of it, but Gurdip's not sold just yet - can his mind be changed? From its formation as a Mary Tyler Moore vehicle, to its status as an early film depiction of autism, "Change of Habit" marks a wildly different type of Elvis film (and, appropriately, a wildly different TCBCast review!) Plus, Gurdip wallops Justin in a head-to-head trivia challenge! Stay tuned next week for Songs of the Week, and the...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin & Gurdip go back to the novelty song well to discuss some horror-themed novelty songs (as well as some other novelty songs with Elvis ties!) Gurdip thanks a listener for a gift, then picks a Roy Orbison classic that we almost got an Elvis version of for Song of the Week. Then, Justin gets spooky with perhaps the most ominous song Elvis ever recorded: a lullaby for "It Happened At The World's Fair"! Next week, Ryan Droste returns for a two-part review of 1969's "Change of Habit" just in time for its 50th Anniversary. Happy Halloween everyone!

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TCBCast 087: The Once and Future TCBCast show art TCBCast 087: The Once and Future TCBCast

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

What you're listening to are the sounds of two men, burdened with the thankless task of analyzing a film paying homage to their hero so dreadful, so shocking in its nonsensical execution, they wonder that it ever could have come from the pen of a fantasy genius. Witness a game of ironic fate, penned by a writer of a generation who wished to restore a fallen king to an unwanted throne. A throne of bad puns, plot holes, and inexplicable stupidity you can only find... in the TCBCast Zone. Then, for Song of the Week, seriously, go listen to the funky, fun "I Got A Feelin' In My Body," which Justin...

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TCBCast 086: American TCBCast 086: American "Kings" - Michael & Elvis feat. Daniel Taylor

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week, Justin & Gurdip are visited by 20-year-old Elvis fan Daniel, and after a discussion about discovering & learning about Elvis as a young fan today, the guys get down to business with a lengthy dive into the similarities and differences between the careers of Elvis and Michael Jackson. Professor Ladhar gives Daniel some Elvis homework, and then for Song of the Week, Daniel selects the truly epic background behind the sweeping "An American Trilogy," and the three historic songs that comprise it, while Gurdip rescues the peppy movie tune "One Broken Heart for Sale" from its...

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TCBCast 085: Good Rockin' Tonight: The TV Series show art TCBCast 085: Good Rockin' Tonight: The TV Series

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week, Justin & Gurdip review the first two episodes of the 1990 ABC TV Series "Elvis," starring Michael St. Gerard. Gurdip saw it when it first aired - has it held up? Justin, on the other hand, was just a baby at the time and hadn't seen it in years either; does it live up to the expectations? The guys read three emails from listeners, and then for Song of the Week, Gurdip "supposes" Elvis genuinely appreciated a gem from the Speedway soundtrack, and Justin highlights an upbeat, deep cut country track from the Promised Land LP - and asks for help finding a cover by another 70s...

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TCBCast 084: It's Only Love show art TCBCast 084: It's Only Love

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin is taking vacation this week, so Gurdip brings in co-host Ryan Droste for a lightning round of trivia, news about an upcoming FTD "That's The Way It Is" book, and getting Ryan's opinion on Elvis covers, Roy Hamilton's influence, and much more! Then, for Song of the Week, Ryan highlights the lesser-known 1971 single "It's Only Love" while Gurdip proclaims "Treat Me Nice" as one of Elvis' 50s greats. Wrapping up the show with a bit of wrestling talk, it's one of the most fun and laid back episodes of TCBCast this season! Next week, Justin & Gurdip will be reviewing the first two...

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This week, Justin & Gurdip set the needle and crank the volume on the first album Elvis released after returning from the Army, "Elvis is Back!" While Gurdip ponders if it is in fact Elvis' best album, Justin asserts that it's Elvis' best "50s" R&B showing. Then for Song of the Week, Justin takes us to church to solemnly deep dive the history behind "Stand By Me" while Gurdip would rather invite you into his "Beach Shack" to see his etchings.

Featured Songs of the Week
Justin: Stand by Me
Gurdip: Beach Shack