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TCBCast 164: Golden Songs of the Week, Volume 7

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 05/04/2021

TCBCast 171: BJ Thomas and Elvis show art TCBCast 171: BJ Thomas and Elvis

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Gurdip's back this week and we pick up the topic we had originally intended for last week, an Elvis-tinted overview of the life & music of BJ Thomas, who passed away last month at the age of 78 and whose music often occupied the same musical space as Elvis's (sometimes literally, in the case of Elvis' 1969 American Sound recordings).  For Song of the Week, Justin will "Never Again" have to pick a certain underrated Jerry Chesnut/Billy Wheeler ballad from Elvis's 1976 album. Gurdip takes inspiration from Zack Snyder's "Army of the Dead" and spotlights "Night Life," which was recorded...

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TCBCast Commentary Teaser: TCBCast Commentary Teaser: "The Girl Can't Help It"

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Here's a brief teaser of one of our first exclusive unofficial commentaries we did for supporters at Patreon.com/TCBCast. This time we took a look at the 1958 rock and roll film "The Girl Can't Help It" starring Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell and Edmond O'Brien with appearances by Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Platters, The Treniers, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Julie London, Freddie Bell & The Bell Boys and more. We uncovered a surprising load of Elvis connections throughout! If you enjoy this teaser, please consider joining to support the show at Patreon.com/TCBCast to receive access to...

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TCBCast 170: Elvis Remixes, Volume 4 show art TCBCast 170: Elvis Remixes, Volume 4

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Before he could even pull out of the proverbial parking lot, Ryan Droste got pulled back in for this week's TCBCast! Justin & Ryan sit down to walk through another round of miscellaneous Elvis reworkings, remixes and mash-ups for the year, including recent official remixes and two new unofficial mixes from DJ Josh Wildfire, who most notably did a viral "Viva Las Vegas" mix in the mid-00s that rose to popularity on YouTube later on.  Also briefly discussed is recent confirmation of a Follow That Dream label release for the 50th anniversary of "Elvis on Tour" for 2022, and then for Song...

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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 Now #6 Teaser: Gone Country show art TCBCast Now #6 Teaser: Gone Country

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 168: Take Me to the Fair, Part 1 show art TCBCast 168: Take Me to the Fair, Part 1

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 167: A Young Elvis Fan's Perspective show art TCBCast 167: A Young Elvis Fan's Perspective

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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More Episodes

Justin & Gurdip are taking a one-week break, so now's the perfect time to revisit some of our earliest Songs of the Week in one go!

Whether you've just recently began listening or haven't gone back in a while, here are the histories behind songs from TCBCasts 31-34, including Ryan Droste's first appearance on the show with Pocketful of Rainbows, as well as Thrill of Your Love, I'll Be There, Dark Moon, Let Me Be the One, Little Mama and Good Rockin' Tonight.

If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us at Patreon.com/TCBCast. We offer plenty of bonus content - in the month of March we produced over 17.5 hours of new early access or exclusive content for patrons, including film commentaries, new episodes of Blue Suede Reviews and TCBCast Now, and much much more. If you are unable to support us via Patreon, but want to support us another way, please make sure to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts or share our show on social media. Apple Podcasts is one of the more popular platforms we're heard on and every positive review helps our rankings so that other likeminded Elvis fans can find us. Thanks!