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TCB may refer to:

  • TCB (TV program), a 1968 Motown television special and its respective album
  • TCB Band, Elvis Presley's band
  • TCB, an acronym for "taking care of business", used by Elvis Presley and his office and subsequently in the Seinfeld episode " The Bizarro Jerry".
  • TCB (album) a 2010 album by James Reyne, covering Elvis Presley.
  • Telephone booth, TCB, the abbreviation used on large-scale Ordnance Survey maps for a telephone call box
  • Kochanek–Bartels splines, sometimes called TCB splines, the acronym referring to tension, continuity, and bias
  • T.C. Boyle, author
  • Telecommunication Certification Body, TCB, an accredited organization which has the authority to issue Grants of Certification for compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations
  • TCB-2, a psychedelic phenethylamine
  • Treasure Cay Airport (IATA: TCB), an airport serving Treasure Cay, in the Abaco Islands in The Bahamas
  • TCB, a Core-Banking model by Temenos Core Banking
TCB (TV program)

TCB is a 1968 television special produced by Motown Productions and George Schlatter– Ed Friendly Productions of Laugh-In fame. The special is a musical revue starring Motown's two most popular groups at the time, Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations. Containing a combination of showtunes, specially prepared numbers, and popular Motown hits, the special was taped before a live studio audience in September 1968 and originally broadcast December 9, 1968 on NBC, sponsored by the Timex watch corporation. The title of the program uses a then-popular acronym, "TCB", which stands for "Taking Care of Business".

Among the program's highlights were Diana Ross' "Afro Vogue" solo spot, Paul Williams' emotionally charged rendition of " For Once in My Life," a cover by both groups of the Aretha Franklin version of Otis Redding's " Respect," and then-new Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards' lead performance on " (I Know) I'm Losing You," a song considered a signature for his predecessor, David Ruffin.

Pre-empting Laugh-In on Monday night, TCB was the first musical TV special of the rock era to air on American broadcast television. It exceeded all performance expectations, winning its timeslot in the ratings and becoming the top-rated variety show of 1968. A soundtrack album, TCB – The Original Cast Soundtrack was released a week before the special aired on December 9 and reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 albums chart. It also became the third #1 album for Diana Ross and The Supremes.

TCB (Aretha Franklin)
TCB (album)

TCB (short for 'Taking Care of Business) is the tenth solo studio album by Australian singer/songwriter James Reyne. The album was announced in December 2009 and released on 12 April 2010. The album debuted and peaked at number 32 in Australia. TCB is a tribute album to his idol Elvis Presley and it stands for 'Taking Care of Business'. Reyne explained, “Elvis and his guys, - his ‘inner circle’, his bodyguards – they used to give each other these little key rings and badges with TCB on them and they’d say ‘Yeah, we’re takin’ care of business’.” TCB was the name of Elvis' band.