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TCBCast 131: Devil in Disguise - Billboard R&B, August 24, 1963

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 09/15/2020

TCBCast 136: Isle of Paradise (Tickle Me Review Part 2) show art TCBCast 136: Isle of Paradise (Tickle Me Review Part 2)

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Just ahead of Halloween, Gurdip, Ryan and Justin wrap their review of the spookiest film in Elvis' movie oeuvre: 1965's "Tickle Me." With the back half of the film set in a haunted hotel aesthetically ripped right out of a Scooby-Doo cartoon, the guys finally settle on where this slightly outdated movie rests in Elvis' filmography before diving into their Songs of the Week. Apropos for the review of a movie about Elvis surrounded by women, Ryan selects the title track of "Girls! Girls! Girls." In a bizarre coincidence, Gurdip ALSO selects a song from that same 1962 film, "We're Coming in...

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TCBCast 135: Cowboy Melodie (Tickle Me Review Part 1) show art TCBCast 135: Cowboy Melodie (Tickle Me Review Part 1)

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Ryan Droste is back this week to join Gurdip & Justin in reviewing the 1965 musical film "Tickle Me." Notable for its extremely low budget and reused Elvis recordings, the film still had some comedy pedigree, with a script penned by writers known for working with The Three Stooges. Do the film's "far out" zany antics still hold up in 2020? What do the guys make of the recycled soundtrack? All this and more on this week's TCBCast - plus, trivia returns again for another week, all questions related to the making of this film! Song of the Week will return in next week's Part 2 of the Tickle...

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TCBCast 134: Mac Davis show art TCBCast 134: Mac Davis

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin & Gurdip reflect this week on the life and songs of singer-songwriter Mac Davis. For Song of the Week, they decide to pay tribute to Mac by selecting two of the biggest songs he wrote for Elvis. Justin selects "In The Ghetto," the plea against indifference toward the cycle of poverty, crime and systemic racism that unfortunately remains potently relevant. Gurdip, on the other hand, selects the syrupy-sweet ballad "Memories," which conjures up poetic reflections on a life well lived. Rest in peace, Mac. Featured Songs of the Week: Justin: In the Ghetto Gurdip: Memories

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TCBCast 133: Elvis' Worst Album? Raised on Rock Review show art TCBCast 133: Elvis' Worst Album? Raised on Rock Review

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

TCBCast listeners know that Gurdip has few good words for Elvis' 1973 album "Raised on Rock" due to an inexplicable title track and the universally derided "Three Corn Patches," but can Justin make a case for the rest of the album? And what were the implications of the album's commercial and creative disappointments for Elvis' career going forward? Was it genuinely a low point, or just a misfire? All that and more in this episode - plus, some excellent listener emails! Gurdip selects Elvis' cover of The Spiders' R&B hit "Witchcraft" as his Song of the Week, and after all this, all Justin...

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TCBCast 132: The Most Goosebump Inducing Performances show art TCBCast 132: The Most Goosebump Inducing Performances

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin & Gurdip spend the whole episode gushing over the very best of Elvis' performances - whether live, in the studio, or in the films - that have wowed them or evoked strong reactions from them. From fun rockers like "Ready Teddy" to inspirational and moving tracks like "If I Can Dream," sometimes it's just celebrate why we love listening to an artist's incredible music. Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip highlights the elegant ballad "Anything That's Part of You." Justin, meanwhile, goes in a complete 180 and picks a comedy number that even Elvis' recording company has never...

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TCBCast 131: Devil in Disguise - Billboard R&B, August 24, 1963 show art TCBCast 131: Devil in Disguise - Billboard R&B, August 24, 1963

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Professor Ladhar's class returns after a long summer vacation for a look at the chart where Elvis' last Top 10 R&B hit peaked. The Beatles haven't quiet yet came to the US, Motown is beginning to take hold, and things are about the change... but for the moment, Elvis is in good company alongside all-time great female vocalists like Doris Troy and Martha & the Vandellas, as well as icons such as Brook Benton and Marvin Gaye. Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip continues his R&B kick with the 1960 blues number "Like A Baby," while Justin highlights "And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind",...

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TCBCast 130: Hunka Hunka Bill and Ted show art TCBCast 130: Hunka Hunka Bill and Ted

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

EXCELLENT! Justin & Gurdip hop in their phone booth and travel back to 1992, the year that "Hunka Hunka Bill & Ted," an episode featuring Elvis from the short-lived Bill & Ted live action TV series aired. As the review goes on, Justin discovers to his surprise that his child-of-the-80s cohost has little love for Wyld Stallions! Bogus!!! Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip takes us "Down in the Alley" for Elvis' down and dirty cover of The Clovers classic, while Justin could listen to Sam Cooke's earworm "Good Times" all night long... and all night. And all niiiiight. And all night....

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TCBCast 129: Sun Records Episode 1 TCBCast 129: Sun Records Episode 1 "706 Union"

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin & Gurdip are joined by Olivia Murphy-Rogers for a review of the pilot episode of the 2017 CMT miniseries "Sun Records." Intended as an adaptation of the stage musical "Million Dollar Quartet," did the series' attempt at making Memphis Recording Service's historic breakthroughs relevant to modern audiences work, or did the show give in to biopic tropes and stereotypes?  Then, for Song of the Week, Olivia selects Elvis' cover of Eddy Arnold's timeless country ballad "After Loving You," while Gurdip serenades us all with his version of The Tune Weavers' "Happy Happy Birthday...

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TCBCast 128: June 1958 - The Last 50s Session show art TCBCast 128: June 1958 - The Last 50s Session

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

We wrap up our coverage of Elvis' 1950s non-soundtrack studio sessions with the last session Elvis had before shipping out to Germany. Backed by an A-team of Nashville players, Elvis worked no less hard turning out single material than he did with Scotty & Bill. And unlike several prior sessions, RCA kept the tapes, so we get to hear the artistic process in motion as Private Presley pushes for distinct sounds and hard-hitting rockers, although "Ain't That Loving You Baby" trips them all up. Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip selects the optimistic "What A Wonderful Life" from the 1961 film...

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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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Professor Ladhar's class returns after a long summer vacation for a look at the chart where Elvis' last Top 10 R&B hit peaked. The Beatles haven't quiet yet came to the US, Motown is beginning to take hold, and things are about the change... but for the moment, Elvis is in good company alongside all-time great female vocalists like Doris Troy and Martha & the Vandellas, as well as icons such as Brook Benton and Marvin Gaye.

Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip continues his R&B kick with the 1960 blues number "Like A Baby," while Justin highlights "And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind", the only studio cut Elvis made written by the "Jewish Elvis" himself, Neil Diamond!

Featured Songs of the Week:

Gurdip: Like A Baby

Justin: And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind