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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: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast Justin Gausman

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    • 4.6 • 34 Ratings

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 132: The Most Goosebump Inducing Performances

    TCBCast 132: The Most Goosebump Inducing Performances

    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 acknowledged as an official track - but Justin's gonna make a case for it!
    Featured Songs of the Week:
    Justin: Range Round-Up
    Gurdip: Anything That's Part of You

    • 1 hr 27 min
    TCBCast 131: Devil in Disguise - Billboard R&B, August 24, 1963

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

    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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    TCBCast 130: Hunka Hunka Bill and Ted

    TCBCast 130: Hunka Hunka Bill and Ted

    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. All night long.
    Featured Songs of the Week:
    Justin: Good Times (Sam Cooke)
    Gurdip: Down in the Alley

    • 1 hr 19 min
    TCBCast 129: Sun Records Episode 1 "706 Union"

    TCBCast 129: Sun Records Episode 1 "706 Union"

    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 Baby." (Oh yeah, and he talks about Elvis' home recording of said tune!) Justin, meanwhile, takes a complete 180 from pretty much every Elvis fan ever and tries to make a case for "Signs of the Zodiac."

    • 2 hr 9 min
    TCBCast 128: June 1958 - The Last 50s Session

    TCBCast 128: June 1958 - The Last 50s Session

    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 "Follow That Dream." Justin, meanwhile, takes a listener request to cover "That's Someone You Never Forget," penned by Red West and none other than Elvis Presley himself. But does the urban legend that Elvis wrote this for his mother have any historical basis? We deep dive on the source for this oft-repeated story and see what can be uncovered!
    Featured Songs of the Week:
    Gurdip: What A Wonderful Life
    Justin: That's Someone You Never Forget

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Blue Suede Reviews: Guitar Man (1981) to Where No One Stands Alone (2018) PLUS Justin's Top 10 Elvis Albums

    Blue Suede Reviews: Guitar Man (1981) to Where No One Stands Alone (2018) PLUS Justin's Top 10 Elvis Albums

    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 original Blue Suede Reviews YouTube Playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLksrT1foBINwTJCYMGruFbBjsG7Gx5SnQ

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Robert Metcalf ,

A Look Back

Elvis was the Artist of the Century. A very nice listen and educational for young fans who don’t know much about Elvis Presley. Highly recommended! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Olivia_M_R ,

Informative, Entertaining, Hilarious!

Informative, interesting, entertaining, and often hilarious podcast detailing the music, movies, and influences of Elvis, as well as books and movies created about him! Love how the hosts stay away from the all too common narrative of Elvis’ personal life and keep the focus on his career and professional growth! This podcast is a weekly must-listen for me!

Everrett C Everett ,

Amazing

How do they do it? Great production, even sound where both gentleman are at the same sound level. One of the only podcasts to get this down. Compelling reviews

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