Dec 22, 2020
In 1971, Elvis laid down his second holiday-themed album, full of both traditional hymns and then-contemporary originals. The question is whether, despite the classic "Merry Christmas Baby," does the rest of the album hold up if you don't grade it on the Christmas Curve? In the news, the guys discuss the recent passing of country artist Charley Pride, Justin provides his in-depth review of the new book "Walk A Lonely Street: Elvis Presley, Country Music, and the True Story of Heartbreak Hotel" from author Tony Plews, then gives a long-awaited answer to a listener question about why he doesn't call Elvis "The King of Rock'n'Roll."
Finally, Gurdip plucks a highly underrated track off "Elvis for Everyone" for Song of the Week and says "Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers," while Justin explores the unexpectedly deep roots and variants of the Sun-era "Just Because." We hope our listeners have a wonderful and safe holiday!