May 14, 2019
Gurdip & Justin are joined by Ryan for a monumental two-parter. First up is discussion about recent developments and speculation on Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic, then Gurdip pits Justin & Ryan against each other in the first-ever Head-To-Head Trivia Challenge!
Then this week's main topic begins with a deep dive in to the September 1-3, 1956 recording sessions. From an exciting trio of Little Richard covers to a mix of pop and ballad tunes, the sessions marked a creative milestone for Elvis, leading to his first LP not padded out by songs from in the can.
Just as things are wrapping up on the sessions, Ryan teases a discussion about teaching his young, 21st century teenage history students about Elvis' landmark September 9, 1956 appearance on the Ed Sullivan show - but that topic, and Songs of the Week, will be continued in next week's episode!