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TCBCast 082: Clyde McPhatter

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 09/17/2019

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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: 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: 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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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week, Gurdip & Justin return to the world of Elvis covers, which eventually leads to an interesting theory about what elements people enjoy covers for. There's news about newly-discovered footage of Johnny Cash & Elvis from Ken Burns' Country Music Documentary, then for Song of the Week, Gurdip highlights a Fun in Acapulco cut with a massive international cover version, while Justin forgets to remember to forget Elvis' final Sun single and his first national hit - on the country charts! Feature Songs of the Week: Gurdip: Marguerita Justin: I Forgot to Remember to Forget

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Jump in for a lengthy discussion on the deeply-felt influence of R&B icon Clyde McPhatter on Elvis's career and popular music. Whether solo, or as a member of the Dominoes or Drifters, Justin & Gurdip highlight some of their all-time favorites featuring McPhatter's soaring tenor tones. Then for Song of the Week, Gurdip tackles an underrated ballad from "Girls! Girls! Girls!" Meanwhile, Justin starts off dreaming of "A Dog's Life" but uncovers a previously never-before-discussed secret on the song's alternate takes that gives us an unusual and neat new insight into the song's...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week, the guys present an abbreviated episode with news about Elvis' official photographer Ed Bonja passing away, and possibly new Elvis footage in Ken Burns' Country Music documentary. During Song of the Week, Justin tackles the many versions of Elvis' famous 1964 ode to Sin City, and Gurdip delves into the history behind "Trying to Get To You," including a surprising adaptation by members of the Beatles! Next week, we will be taking a close look at the life and music of one of Elvis' biggest influences, Clyde McPhatter, including his time as a member of Billy Ward & The Dominoes,...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week, the guys sit down to talk about Elvis' April 1956 engagement at the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, including an unusually excellent quality recording of the final performance. Then during Song of the Week, Gurdip starts off strong with a massive 1960 hit for Elvis until Justin hijacks the discussion to take issue with Malcolm Gladwell's psychoanalytic analysis of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Finally, Justin curves and swerves onto the "Speedway" where he highlights a hard-rocking metal cover version of the title track to the 1968 flick. Featured Songs of the Week: Gurdip: Are You...

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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

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Inspired by Live 1969's rarer recordings, Justin & Gurdip highlight 10 rarely-heard one-off performances Elvis gave throughout his career as a live performer. There's plenty of Elvis Week news and listener feedback to react to, but the biggest news of Elvis Week comes in a mid-episode flash-forward as the guys jump back in to record their initial impressions of Netflix' "Agent King" announcement. Gurdip disappears partway through trivia and then for Song of the Week, Gurdip highlights yet another doo-wop favorite while Justin finds interesting Elvis connections in Patsy Cline's massive...

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It's been 42 years this week since Elvis passed away in 1977, so for the 77th episode of TCBCast, Justin and Jaime Kay, co-host of The Jungle Room Podcast, sit down for the biggest Elvis-related crossover since the Million Dollar Quartet! From life as younger Elvis fans, to viewing Elvis as a person vs an icon; from factoids about his movies to the fandom's subsections, and how Elvis might want to be remembered, nothing is off the table in this discussion! Then, for Song of the Week, Jaime tells us all about what makes "One Night of Sin" so steamy while Justin digs into a rarely-heard 1974...

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Jump in for a lengthy discussion on the deeply-felt influence of R&B icon Clyde McPhatter on Elvis's career and popular music. Whether solo, or as a member of the Dominoes or Drifters, Justin & Gurdip highlight some of their all-time favorites featuring McPhatter's soaring tenor tones.

Then for Song of the Week, Gurdip tackles an underrated ballad from "Girls! Girls! Girls!" Meanwhile, Justin starts off dreaming of "A Dog's Life" but uncovers a previously never-before-discussed secret on the song's alternate takes that gives us an unusual and neat new insight into the song's development.

Featured Songs of the Week:
Gurdip: Because of Love
Justin: A Dog's Life