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TCBCast is an unofficial fan podcast featuring co-hosts Gurdip Ladhar and Justin Gausman discussing the music and life of Elvis Presley. These post-1977, next-generation Presley aficionados tackle topics such as his film career, discography, influences and of course cultural phenomenon surrounding his iconography. TCBCast is not associated with or endorsed by Graceland, Elvis Presley Enterprises, or Sony.

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TCBCast is an unofficial fan podcast featuring co-hosts Gurdip Ladhar and Justin Gausman discussing the music and life of Elvis Presley. These post-1977, next-generation Presley aficionados tackle topics such as his film career, discography, influences and of course cultural phenomenon surrounding his iconography. TCBCast is not associated with or endorsed by Graceland, Elvis Presley Enterprises, or Sony.

    TCBCast 105: January-February '57 Sessions

    TCBCast 105: January-February '57 Sessions

    It's a bit of a low energy (but high information!) week as Justin heals up from a pinched nerve and the guys dig into Elvis' first 1957 studio recordings. In a year most notable for "Loving You," "Jailhouse Rock," and the controversial Christmas album, how was Elvis really evolving musically in his secular, non-film material? That's what the guys hope to find out. Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip surprises with a short ditty from Wild in the Country while Justin takes inspiration from a listener to hit up a sweeping, underrated 1970 ballad.
    Featured Songs of the Week:
    Gurdip: Husky Dusky Day
    Justin: I'll Never Know

    • 1 hr 41 min
    TCBCast 104: Kid Galahad, Pt. 2 (or, Gurdip is a Sick, Sick Man) feat. Ryan Droste

    TCBCast 104: Kid Galahad, Pt. 2 (or, Gurdip is a Sick, Sick Man) feat. Ryan Droste

    Justin, Gurdip & Ryan wrap up their review of 1962's Kid Galahad and try to decide where it falls in the Elvis film canon. Then, for Song of the Week, Ryan highlights Springsteen's tribute to Elvis, "Johnny Bye Bye," Gurdip thinks he's gonna like it here in Acapulco, and "Any Day Now," Justin will run out of 1969 songs to feature!
    Featured Songs of the Week:
    Ryan: Johnny Bye Bye (Bruce Springsteen)
    Justin: Any Day Now
    Gurdip: I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here

    • 1 hr 17 min
    TCBCast 103: The Battling Bellhop feat. Ryan Droste

    TCBCast 103: The Battling Bellhop feat. Ryan Droste

    Ryan rejoins Justin & Gurdip for his first episode of 2020 to review the 1962 boxing film "Kid Galahad." The guys explore the story's history as a novel by Francis Wallace, as an early 1937 film directed by "King Creole"'s Michael Curtiz, and Justin even manages to track down a radio theatre adaptation.

    Is the movie one of Elvis' stronger outings, and do Elvis' musical moments actually hurt the movie's intentions? Plus, how far do the guys make it before a "Rocky" joke gets made? All this and more in this week's TCBCast! Next week, we'll conclude the "Kid Galahad" review and tackle our Songs of the Week!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    TCBCast 102: Burning Love (And Other Hits) - Billboard, October 28, 1972

    TCBCast 102: Burning Love (And Other Hits) - Billboard, October 28, 1972

    Justin & Gurdip starting off Episode 102 answering a whole host of listener emails and messages this week on a wide array of topics. Then for the main topic, it's time to take a look at where "Burning Love," Elvis' last Top 10 Hot 100 hit, fit into the cultural context of its time. Then for Song of the Week, Justin realizes "Tender Feeling" is an adaptation of an old folk song he loves, while Gurdip ponders "What's She Really Like?" from the G.I. Blues soundtrack.
    Featured Songs of the Week:
    Gurdip: What's She Really Like?
    Justin: Tender Feeling

    • 1 hr 47 min
    TCBCast 101: This is Elvis, Part 2 feat. Jaime Kay

    TCBCast 101: This is Elvis, Part 2 feat. Jaime Kay

    In the first episode of our 3rd year, Justin & Gurdip wrap up a two-part review of the 1981 film "This Is Elvis" with the help of The Jungle Room Podcast host Jaime Kay. Covering from the 1968 TV Special to the end of Elvis' life, the crew discusses Elvis' creative and personal disappointments during this period of his life, the 1977 CBS TV Special, and Jaime takes a stand for Ginger Alden. Then the discussion is wrapped with thoughts on whether "This is Elvis" is actually an objectively good film, or just a nostalgia showcase viewed with rose-colored glasses by fans who needed the catharsis of the film at the time.
    Finally, Jaime leads Song of the Week with the history behind the funky Mac Davis-penned "Clean Up Your Own Backyard" from "The Trouble with Girls." Gurdip selects the moving ballad "As Long As I Have You" from the climax of "King Creole," and Justin appropriately wraps up an epic episode digging into Elvis' powerful performance of "Unchained Melody," including the famous 1977 Rapid City, SD, version. 
    Be sure to check out The Jungle Room Podcast over at https://audioboom.com/channels/4942223
    Featured Songs of the Week:
    Jaime: Clean Up Your Own Backyard
    Gurdip: As Long As I Have You
    Justin: Unchained Melody

    • 1 hr 28 min
    TCBCast 100: This is Elvis, Part 1 feat. Jaime Kay

    TCBCast 100: This is Elvis, Part 1 feat. Jaime Kay

    Justin and Gurdip are joined by Jaime Kay of The Jungle Room podcast for TCBCast's 100th Episode Bash. After a brief reintroduction for anyone looking to start listening to TCBCast, an email from a listener presents a thought-provoking discussion about feeling anxious to tell people you're an Elvis fan, then Gurdip and Jaime go head to head for an Elvis trivia challenge!
    The 1981 film "This is Elvis," directed by Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo, comes under scrutiny in the first of a two-part review. Gurdip and Jaime have quite a bit of nostalgia for the film, but does it hold up years later? Plus, comparisons are made between the theatrical and extended home video cuts of the film. With the film covering most of Elvis' life, a wide variety of topics are covered this episode, including Elvis the myth vs Elvis the person, Elvis' romantic relationships, and even a bit of history behind the long-lost film "The Pied Piper of Cleveland."
    Next week's Episode 101 will feature the conclusion of the review and, of course, Song of the Week.
    Be sure to check out The Jungle Room Podcast over at https://audioboom.com/channels/4942223

    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

Kade Inversion ,

Two thumbs up

Really good informative Elvis podcast.

TWHensley ,

This is the Elvis podcast I was looking for

This podcast focuses on the music, not only analyzing Elvis’s own recordings and alternate takes but the history of the songs and versions by other artists. The hosts each have their own opinions, but they clearly respect each other and always give you something to think about. I’ve been an Elvis fan for a long time, but this podcast has turned me on to several songs that I didn’t give proper attention to before and never really appreciated as I should have. All I can say is, you’d better have a subscription to Apple Music or some other streaming service, or you’ll go broke buying all the songs you’ll want to check out after listening to just a few episodes of the TCBCast.

kull66 ,

More Elvis Please

Great show with two of most knowledgeable Elvis nerds around. Great in depth of songs, movies and all the rare Elvis goodies out there. Keep up the good work.

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