Jun 22, 2021
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 for but cut from 1964's "Viva Las Vegas."
Next week, we'll be covering Elvis' 1973 Stax Sessions, a topic voted on by our Patreon supporters. This episode also included about 7 minutes of bonus discussion exclusive to the Patreon version of this episode. If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us with a donation at Patreon.com/TCBCast. If you are unable to support us via Patreon, but want to support us another way, please make sure to leave a positive review or share our show on social media. Every positive review helps our rankings so that other likeminded listeners can find us. Thanks!
(Credit to the Greatest Music of All Time podcast for BJ Thomas interview excerpt regarding Elvis.)