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TCBCast 159: The Road to Vegas '69

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 03/31/2021

TCBCast 169: It Happened At The Trailer Park Just Up The Road From the World's Fair, Part 2 show art TCBCast 169: It Happened At The Trailer Park Just Up The Road From the World's Fair, Part 2

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Ryan, Gurdip and Justin wrap up their two-part review of the 1963 rom-com "It Happened at the World's Fair" before giving their final thoughts. FYI - "World's Fair" is releasing on Blu-Ray on June 22, 2021 from Warner Archives. If you enjoyed this review, we strongly encourage you to pick up this new release to encourage Warner to release more of their Elvis films on Blu-Ray! Then for Song of the Week, Ryan picks the fun "Didja Ever" from "GI Blues," Justin also goes more lightweight with "One Track Mind" from "Roustabout" but Gurdip goes all-in on the underrated, little-heard blues rocker...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This afternoon we released TCBCast Now #6 for our Patreon supporters. In this month's TCBCast Now, Justin puts Gurdip up to the challenge of reacting to 8 country songs he grew up with from the 80s-00s, and then the theme carries through with country songs of the week! For Song of the Month, Gurdip's selects Colter Wall's "The Devil Wears A Suit & Tie" and Justin picks George Strait's "Heartland." If you enjoy this teaser, please consider joining to support the show at Patreon.com/TCBCast to receive access to dozens of hours of new, exclusive and early access bonus content including film...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Gurdip & Justin sit down to finish the last few chapters of the 1977 book "Elvis What Happened" by Steve Dunleavy, Red West, Sonny West and Dave Hebler as a special bonus mini-episode of TCBCast. It ends about how you'd probably expect after 22 chapters & epilogue. Credit to the documentary film "This Time" for the excerpt of Myrna Smith talking about Elvis. We recommend checking out the finished film here:

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Ryan Droste returns to join Justin & Gurdip looking at the 1963 movie "It Happened At the World's Fair." Starring Elvis, Vicky Tiu, Gary Lockwood, and Joan O'Brien, and set again the real Century 21 Exposition in Seattle, does this forward-looking film hold up when looking back?  Songs of the Week and the conclusion to our review will come next week but our finale to the TCBCast Book Club will be dropping into your feed as a bonus this week. TCBCast Patreon supporters not only have early access to TCBCast 169 and the Book Club finale bonus, but we also just released Justin's...

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TCBCast Commentary Teaser: TCBCast Commentary Teaser: "Top Secret"

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Over on the TCBCast Patreon, we just released our unofficial commentary for the 1984 comedy spoof "Top Secret," starring Val Kilmer as Elvis pastiche Nick Rivers and from the creative team behind "Airplane!" Here's a brief teaser. If you enjoy this teaser, please consider joining to support the show at Patreon.com/TCBCast to receive access to dozens of hours of new, exclusive and early access bonus content including film commentaries on Elvis- and early rock-related movies, topic polls, Blue Suede Reviews video essay series covering all of Elvis' movies chronologically and more!

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week, Gurdip & Justin are joined by Mary Patricia, an enthusiastic young Elvis fan and mutual acquaintance of TCBCast regular Jaime Kay. Mary's representing an even younger generation of Elvis fan, and a wide variety of topics are discussed ranging from visiting Graceland to Elvis' feature films and beyond. Then, for Song of the Week, we're covering songs suggested & voted upon by TCBCast Patreon supporters, so you get to hear about Gurdip's surprising appreciation for the very country "Tomorrow Never Comes" from 1970, as well as Justin's deep dive into the various iterations of...

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TCBCast Commentary Teaser: TCBCast Commentary Teaser: "Elvis" The 1979 Kurt Russell Film

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Here's a brief teaser of the very first exclusive unofficial commentary we recorded for the 1979 John Carpenter-Kurt Russell biopic "Elvis" over at Patreon.com/TCBCast exclusively for patrons! If you enjoy this teaser, please consider joining to support the show at Patreon.com/TCBCast to receive access to dozens of hours of new, exclusive and early access bonus content including film commentaries on Elvis- and early rock-related movies, topic polls, Blue Suede Reviews video essay series covering all of Elvis' movies chronologically and more!

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This episode, Gurdip & Justin are tackling a topic selected by TCBCast Patreon supporters. Since over the years so many Elvis fans have often pinned business decisions on his estate when there are many other stakeholders, the suggestion was to do an explainer of who owns what in the Elvis world, from his personal effects to his music publishing interests, from his movies to his mansion, it's all covered in this episode and as far as we know is accurate to the date of this release. There may be some slight historical inaccuracies due to some context or changeovers being left out, the...

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TCBCast Commentary Teaser: Vinyl - TCBCast Commentary Teaser: Vinyl - "The King and I"

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

We just dropped our commentary of the 7th episode of the 2016 HBO series "Vinyl," which featured an appearance by Elvis tribute artist Shawn Klush playing Elvis, over at Patreon.com/TCBCast exclusively for patrons. Here's a teaser! If you enjoy this teaser, please consider joining to support the show at Patreon.com/TCBCast to receive access to dozens of hours of new, exclusive and early access bonus content including film commentaries on Elvis- and early rock-related movies, topic polls, Blue Suede Reviews video essay series covering all of Elvis' movies chronologically and more!

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

NOTE: This episode was recorded before news broke that early rock legend Lloyd Price (Stagger Lee, Lawdy Miss Clawdy) had passed away May 9, 2021. We will be addressing this on our next episode.  Also - those familiar to the show will note that there is a cold open this week. This is deliberate, you will understand once you hear our news section as we have some sad news to report. This week, Professor Ladhar dons his tweed jacket again as we take a look at Elvis topping out the Billboard charts in 1957 with a "perfect Elvis song" - All Shook Up - on the very day that Jailhouse Rock began...

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This week, Justin & Gurdip are doing a topic selected by the TCBCast Patreon community, examining the time between Elvis' 1956 and 1969 Vegas engagements, what other acts (including the Rat Pack) were up to through the 60s, and how Elvis' show at the International was different in tone and audience from what had come before.

For Song of the Week, both this week were voted on by Patreon supporters as well! Justin rides that "Mystery Train" all the way back to its roots in country and blues, and Gurdip turns into "A Big Hunk O' Love" after hearing Elvis' brilliant late 50s hit.

If you enjoy TCBCast and would like to support us while receiving early access to episodes, bonus content like film commentaries and Justin's Blue Suede Reviews video essay series, you can support us on Patreon.com/TCBCast.

This week, we released our commentary for the 1978 film "Grease," Justin's Blue Suede Review of "Blue Hawaii" (almost 90 minutes long!) and this episode featured a few minutes of bonus content not included on the main feed.