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The Songtopsy Report

Jul 29, 2019

It's one of the most covered (and hated) songs about a soggy cake ever recorded, and it was recorded by one of the greatest actors of the 20th century possibly while he was completely plastered. We dissect this "baroque pop" classic from the late 60's on this week's episode and attempt to definitively answer WHO,...


Apr 29, 2019

We dive into the forgotten sub-genre of trucker music on this week's episode and dissect the 70's classic "spoken-word recitation" hit about a paraplegic boy with a CB Radio and a whole bunch of eager truckers. Stay tuned to the end to hear the beautiful, totally improvised Steven Trolinger original trucker song "10...


Nov 19, 2018

Happy almost-Thanksgiving! And what better way to celebrate than by hearing a classic song from the early-60's that tells the HORRIFYING story about why a young Rex Allen really should listen to his pop and stay away from the Indians. You wouldn't think the narrator from The Incredible Journey could so casually write a...


May 28, 2018

You know the song, but do you know THE STORY? On today’s episode we dissect the history of this American classic, from its Tin-Pan Alley origins to its forgotten lyrics about the plight of baseball-mad Katie Casey. Also it may or may not have been played for the first time in a brothel, but who’s keeping track?