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TCBCast 122: Guitar Man '80-'81

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 07/01/2020

Blue Suede Reviews: Guitar Man (1981) to Where No One Stands Alone (2018) PLUS Justin's Top 10 Elvis Albums show art Blue Suede Reviews: Guitar Man (1981) to Where No One Stands Alone (2018) PLUS Justin's Top 10 Elvis Albums

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin rounds off Blue Suede Reviews highlighting some of the major posthumous projects that purported to offer "new" Elvis recordings via overdubs, remixes and reorchestrations, along with a brief discussion of the state of RCA's Elvis output between 1977 and the release of "Guitar Man" in 1981. Then, Justin offers an extended discussion of his Top 10 favorite Elvis lifetime albums. Later this week, we'll have some additional content for you to enjoy this Elvis Week. Thanks for your continued support of TCBCast! Video versions of these reviews (without audio samples) will be released on the...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

As promised, Justin revives Blue Suede Reviews for Elvis Week 2020 to look at the albums released during Elvis' lifetime that were left off the RCA Albums Collection box set, starting with the 1970 Camden release of "Elvis' Christmas Album" and ending with the album that eventually accompanied the 1977 CBS Special "Elvis in Concert." This episode also includes a discussion on the 1973 buyout deal with RCA that affected Elvis' catalogue for years to come. Justin will also be releasing additional episodes this week about notable posthumous albums, his Top 10 favorite Elvis lifetime albums, and...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week, Justin & Gurdip return to their coverage of Elvis' non-movie recording sessions. First up are the sessions that not only produced his first Christmas album but also the smash hit "Don't" but also led to a rift between Elvis and his band members. Skipping ahead a few months (and a draft notice), the guys also explore the final sessions with Scotty & Bill in early 1958. With a couple Frankenstein'd masters, tracks that remained unreleased for years, and failed attempts to capture the broad pop style Elvis would only begin to master upon his return, do these sessions bear out...

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Justin & Gurdip start off this week's episode answering a listener question about reaction videos on YouTube about Elvis. Then the main topic goes to a strange corner of the Elvis fandom, looking at the history behind the two USPS stamps featuring Elvis' image, including the massive "young vs old Elvis" cultural debate of the early 90s. Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip does the best he can picking "Doin' The Best I Can" from the 1960 film "G.I. Blues." Justin, in the meanwhile, goes full Christmas in July with the biggest holiday hit associated with Elvis. Featured Songs of the Week:...

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Ryan, Gurdip & Justin return this week to wrap up their review of the 1963 film "Fun in Acapulco," including an mostly-irrelevant tangent about their experiences at gimmicky restaurants. But it's all good! Find out where the movie ranks among their favorites of Elvis' filmography. Then, for Song of the Week, Ryan highlights the heavenly "Angel" from 1962's "Follow That Dream" soundtrack while Gurdip walks that "Milky White Way." Justin wraps up this week's episode with "If You Talk In Your Sleep," Elvis' funky minor hit about infidelity that has a surprising back story. Featured Songs of...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

NOTE: This episode was recorded before news broke about the unfortunate passing of Elvis' grandson Ben Keough. We will not be addressing this tragic incident in this or the following episode. Our hearts are with the extended Presley family, and we hope that Elvis fans will continue to provide them the privacy they deserve at this time. This week, Justin, Ryan & Gurdip head south of the border for a look at Elvis' 1963 film "Fun in Acapulco." With a Mexican-flavored, crooner-style soundtrack, a love triangle and a whole lot of rear projection-shot footage, the guys wonder whether the film...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

We're going to drop the third person pretense for this episode description. This week, we're review "Elvis From Outer Space," which is dropping on digital distribution platforms like Amazon and Apple on July 7, 2020. We were very graciously granted access to a pre-release screener by the distribution company. If you want, you can check the film out as it launches the same day this podcast is released. As you will hear in this episode, we had very strong reactions to the film. First, we uncover that the film is a new version of an older film that had already been released a decade ago. Then, as...

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TCBCast 122: Guitar Man '80-'81 show art TCBCast 122: Guitar Man '80-'81

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

After 3 years of planning to do an episode on it, Justin & Gurdip deep dive the posthumous sessions that gave Elvis his first "remix" album, with overdubbed instrumentation. Not only is the "Guitar Man" album from 1981 covered, but so too is the "Too Much Monkey Business" Follow That Dream release, and newly discovered alternate and unfinished recordings from the sessions that were rediscovered by an Elvis fan in 2018. Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip pulls out a "Double Trouble" rocker to spite Justin's dislike of the film. Meanwhile, Justin highlights how Elvis resurrected a beautiful...

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In this final collection of reviews covering the last 10 discs from the RCA Albums Collection from 2016, Justin examines Elvis' shift further towards the country genre leading up to the end of his life. The final 3 discs of the 10 showcase rare recordings ranging from amateur demos and home recordings to long-lost studio cuts and jam sessions, allowing Justin to make the case that these may be the most essential tracks to filling in the blanks of Elvis' musical development.  Finally, Justin wraps up the 6 days of discussion with a heartfelt look back at the undertaking of the project and...

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We're nearing the home stretch of Justin's reviews of the RCA Albums Collection box set from 2016. This episode may reflect the the most "bottom of the barrel" releases put out during Elvis' lifetime, with budget movie compilations like I Got Lucky pushing right up against the erroneously titled Elvis Now. But there are a few bright spots, especially in the live albums.  If you haven't heard these reviews before, or not in a while, this series will help get you up to speed on Justin's thoughts on most of Elvis' albums.  Tomorrow's episode will cover the final 7 albums included in...

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After 3 years of planning to do an episode on it, Justin & Gurdip deep dive the posthumous sessions that gave Elvis his first "remix" album, with overdubbed instrumentation. Not only is the "Guitar Man" album from 1981 covered, but so too is the "Too Much Monkey Business" Follow That Dream release, and newly discovered alternate and unfinished recordings from the sessions that were rediscovered by an Elvis fan in 2018.

Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip pulls out a "Double Trouble" rocker to spite Justin's dislike of the film. Meanwhile, Justin highlights how Elvis resurrected a beautiful yet obscure 19-year-old ballad from R&B singer Ivory Joe Hunter for no reason except that he loved it.

Featured Songs of the Week:

Gurdip: Baby If You'll Give Me All Your Love

Justin: I Will Be True