Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Billie Holliday and Too Much, Too Much, Too Many

Sometimes when working on a play you pick music that reflects the characters or themes for the story. For Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, one of those songs is sung by the always fabulous Billie Holiday.

The song is from the musical St. Louis Woman and was written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. Arlen is probably best know for writing the song "Over the Rainbow" for the Wizard of Oz, while Jerry Mercer is known for such hits as "Jeepers Creepers" and "Hooray for Hollywood," among other songs. 

For our purposes, it's a good look into the relationship between Rose, and her dearly departed husband James, and harkens back to the beginnings of their romance. 

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