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TCBCast 094: The Million Dollar Quartet

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 12/10/2019

TCBCast 110: The History of ETAs show art TCBCast 110: The History of ETAs

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

No foolin'! We're taking a look this week at the long and storied history of Elvis impersonators, from as early as 1954 to present day. Many impersonators and tribute artists cut material that had some level of critical, commercial or artistic success, so we especially deep dive those, and we ponder what Elvis would have thought of the ETA phenomenon. Plus, Justin hops on his soapbox. Then, for Song of the Week, we twist it around and feature two of the songs we like the least. While Justin tries to find the bright side of "Woman Without Love," Gurdip knows where to find the prettiest girl in...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week on TCBCast, it's one of our biggest episodes ever...it's the full-length show we did LIVE! With special co-hosts Ryan Droste and Jaime Kay joining Gurdip & Justin on the 1st ever TCBCast Random Albums Tournament. Each host gets 2 randomly drawn Elvis albums and then have to argue that their albums are the best! It's chaos on a mass scale but a ton of fun! Then, Justin phones a friend mid-show and brings in another "Jamie K" as Jamie Kelley joins the fray, tapping in for Jaime Kay when she has to take off for a few minutes. Then once a winner is declared, we discuss our Songs of...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

The second half of our review of the 1957 film "Jailhouse Rock" is here! Along with Shoe from the Jailhouse Talk podcast, we explore what Jailhouse Rock represents in popular culture, whether the iconography the film created held Elvis back, and what the film's legacy has been. After Shoe departs, we follow up with some information on the film's stage adaptation. Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip can be found waiting for a word of love from "Sylvia," while Justin goes from "Rags to Riches" when he picks a classic Billy Ward & The Dominoes cut that Elvis covered. Stay tuned for next week's...

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TCBCast 107: Jailhouse Rock Talk feat. Andrew TCBCast 107: Jailhouse Rock Talk feat. Andrew "Shoe" Shoemaker

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin & Gurdip are joined on this episode by Shoe from the Jailhouse Talk podcast, reviewing... what else? The 1957 classic movie musical, "Jailhouse Rock"! Is this iconic Elvis film really as good as everyone says, or has nostalgia and admittedly brilliant musical scenes blinded fans and critics for decades? You might be surprised what the guys have to say! But before that, Rolling Stone drops a lengthy article about where Elvis' legacy can go from here, which provides ample discussion for the guys. Stay tuned for next week's conclusion of this two-parter, plus Song of the Week! Check...

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This week, Gurdip & Justin are joined by longtime TCBCast listener Taylor Gilligan, who provides insight as to how a Gen Z Elvis fan came to be. Then, for Song of the Week, Taylor highlights Elvis' ferocious cover of Rufus Thomas' "Tiger Man," which leads into a discussion about the WDIA fundraiser Elvis performed and met Rufus Thomas at. Gurdip goes searching in the cold "Kentucky Rain," and Justin tackles the song Elvis is known to have performed at his high school talent show, "Till I Waltz Again With You." Featured Songs of the Week: Taylor: Tiger Man Gurdip: Kentucky Rain Justin: Till...

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TCBCast 105: January-February '57 Sessions show art TCBCast 105: January-February '57 Sessions

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It's a bit of a low energy (but high information!) week as Justin heals up from a pinched nerve and the guys dig into Elvis' first 1957 studio recordings. In a year most notable for "Loving You," "Jailhouse Rock," and the controversial Christmas album, how was Elvis really evolving musically in his secular, non-film material? That's what the guys hope to find out. Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip surprises with a short ditty from Wild in the Country while Justin takes inspiration from a listener to hit up a sweeping, underrated 1970 ballad. Featured Songs of the Week: Gurdip: Husky Dusky Day...

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TCBCast 104: Kid Galahad, Pt. 2 (or, Gurdip is a Sick, Sick Man) feat. Ryan Droste show art TCBCast 104: Kid Galahad, Pt. 2 (or, Gurdip is a Sick, Sick Man) feat. Ryan Droste

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin, Gurdip & Ryan wrap up their review of 1962's Kid Galahad and try to decide where it falls in the Elvis film canon. Then, for Song of the Week, Ryan highlights Springsteen's tribute to Elvis, "Johnny Bye Bye," Gurdip thinks he's gonna like it here in Acapulco, and "Any Day Now," Justin will run out of 1969 songs to feature! Featured Songs of the Week: Ryan: Johnny Bye Bye (Bruce Springsteen) Justin: Any Day Now Gurdip: I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here

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Ryan rejoins Justin & Gurdip for his first episode of 2020 to review the 1962 boxing film "Kid Galahad." The guys explore the story's history as a novel by Francis Wallace, as an early 1937 film directed by "King Creole"'s Michael Curtiz, and Justin even manages to track down a radio theatre adaptation. Is the movie one of Elvis' stronger outings, and do Elvis' musical moments actually hurt the movie's intentions? Plus, how far do the guys make it before a "Rocky" joke gets made? All this and more in this week's TCBCast! Next week, we'll conclude the "Kid Galahad" review and tackle our...

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TCBCast 102: Burning Love (And Other Hits) - Billboard, October 28, 1972 show art TCBCast 102: Burning Love (And Other Hits) - Billboard, October 28, 1972

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Justin & Gurdip starting off Episode 102 answering a whole host of listener emails and messages this week on a wide array of topics. Then for the main topic, it's time to take a look at where "Burning Love," Elvis' last Top 10 Hot 100 hit, fit into the cultural context of its time. Then for Song of the Week, Justin realizes "Tender Feeling" is an adaptation of an old folk song he loves, while Gurdip ponders "What's She Really Like?" from the G.I. Blues soundtrack. Featured Songs of the Week: Gurdip: What's She Really Like? Justin: Tender Feeling

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In the first episode of our 3rd year, Justin & Gurdip wrap up a two-part review of the 1981 film "This Is Elvis" with the help of The Jungle Room Podcast host Jaime Kay. Covering from the 1968 TV Special to the end of Elvis' life, the crew discusses Elvis' creative and personal disappointments during this period of his life, the 1977 CBS TV Special, and Jaime takes a stand for Ginger Alden. Then the discussion is wrapped with thoughts on whether "This is Elvis" is actually an objectively good film, or just a nostalgia showcase viewed with rose-colored glasses by fans who needed the...

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To celebrate its anniversary, Gurdip & Justin explore the legendary jam session that famously became known as the "Million Dollar Quartet." Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash teamed up for one brief moment at Sun Studio in December 1956 and the fly on the wall recording gives a fascinating glimpse into their creative thought processes.

But the potentially groundbreaking moment comes when Justin provides what he believes is audio evidence that Johnny Cash is on at least a portion of the recording. Gurdip plays Devil's Advocate but this revelation using new audio technology has even him admitting that it may just be it!

This is a moment you will want to hear and judge for yourself!

Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip goes gospel for the first time ever with a tune Elvis pulled from the Statemen Quartet, while Justin wishes every day could be like Christmas.

Featured Songs of the Week:

Gurdip: Where No One Stands Alone

Justin: If Every Day Was Like Christmas