Losing My Mind – Follies (with Ashley Pribyl)

This song is deceptively simple. There is a richness to it both musically and thematically in the show. Ashley Pribyl returns to offer insight and tells the story about which character this song was originally written for.

This song is deceptively simple. There is a richness to it both musically and thematically in the show. Ashley Pribyl returns to offer insight and tells the story about which character this song was originally written for.

Follow Ashley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pribbleprabble
Or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apribyl22/

Losing My Mind is a pastiche song. It was inspired by the Gerswins' The Man I Love. Here's a version sung by Ella Fitzgerald: https://youtu.be/wsI5UCTFom4

The lyrics were inspired by Dorothy Fields and her song I'm in the Mood For Love. Here's a version sung by Julie London: https://youtu.be/AGTUSYMTbIc

Soliloquy from the musical Carousel: https://youtu.be/NhunpULrQMQ

Love Kernels from the musical television show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: https://youtu.be/1QDLVCHP8us

The scene of Benoit Blanc singing in the film Knives Out: https://youtu.be/oO4L_2fbrmw

You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo

We are using three productions to frame our discussion of Follies.
The original Broadway cast starring Alexis Smith, John McMartin, Dorothy Collins, Gene Nelson, and Yvonne De Carlo (1971)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2xj4Pi7
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33zmfDm
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WwbksB

The original West End cast starring Diana Rigg, Daniel Massey, Julia McKenzie, David Healy, and Dolores Gray (1987)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: Not available unfortunately.
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Un7RKl
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wqrTvs

The London revival starring Peter Forbes, Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Philip Quast, and Tracie Bennett (2017)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Qz2Pt2
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Unetbu
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2UplKrd

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