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TCBCast Bonus #7: Elvis What Happened - The Finale

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 06/03/2021

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Gurdip, Justin & John wrap up their coverage of the 1973 TV Special "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" including memorable numbers like "An American Trilogy" and "What Now My Love" before beaming over to Song of the Week. John selects "Help Me" from the "Promised Land" album, recorded at the 1973 Stax Sessions, Gurdip goes all-in on "Make Me Know It" from 1960's "Elvis is Back!" and Justin closes us out with tales of "Hard Knocks," the attempt to recapture the rebel Elvis image in 1964's "Roustabout."  If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us with a donation at...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Join Gurdip Ladhar amid a real-time midlife crisis on this week's TCBCast! While Gurdip's struggling with the realization that Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" no longer applies to him, special guest John Cappadona and Justin catch up on his history as an Elvis fan and then take a look at the latest news before shaking Gurdip out of it enough to sit him down in front of the TV for our examination of the iconic 1973 TV Special "Aloha From Hawaii." Filmed and broadcast to several countries across the Pacific Ocean in real time on January 14, 1973, the guys explore how the special came...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

The second part of Gurdip & Justin's overview of Elvis' 1973 recording sessions, as voted upon by the TCBCast Patreon community. This week's episode takes a look at the December 1973 recording sessions at Stax Studios in Memphis following Elvis' hospitalization in the fall of 1973, as well as touching on the subsequent album releases, Good Times and Promised Land, amid RCA's spat of Elvis releases throughout 1974-1975 which led to oversaturation in the market.  For Song of the Week, TCBCast patrons voted and chose "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" from 1972 for Gurdip to review,...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

The first part of Gurdip & Justin's lengthy, two-part overview of Elvis' 1973 recording sessions, as voted upon by the TCBCast Patreon community, primarily focusing on Elvis' time at the legendary Stax Studios in Memphis. This first part features a deep dive into the July 1973 session and the subsequent follow-up session at Elvis' home in California. The resulting recordings led to the Raised on Rock album, which we've looked at before separately, but looking at the session as a whole and the state of Elvis' career at this point, can some sense be made of why things turned out the way they...

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Here's a brief teaser some of our exclusive unofficial commentaries we did for supporters at Patreon.com/TCBCast. This month, we spent time examining a handful of depictions of Elvis or Elvis imagery in TV sitcoms to better understand how all these shows over the years contributed to the general public's (mis)understanding of who Elvis was. Among them, we looked at episodes of ALF, Happy Days and Full House. 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...

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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: 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: 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: 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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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: https://www.amazon.com/This-Time-A-Music-Documentary/dp/B009WZ6LE8