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I came across in a library in Atlanta a file with a lawsuit about the copyrights for Too much; I don't know the details (it's outside my interests) but on the original version recorded in 1954 by Bernard Hardison (Republic 7111) are mentioned songwriters / composers Norris / Weinman. On the RCA version are mentioned Lee Rosenberg / Bernard Weinman. The same for the sheet music.

The lawsuit is filed 5 july 1957; it looks RCA / Elvis Presley Music Inc won the battle.


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From David Neale's website:
Too Much recorded by Elvis on Sunday, 2 September 1956; Studio
Original Recording Label of Too Much by Bernard Hardison
Written by: Rosenberg; Weinman
Originally recorded by Bernard Hardison in 1955
Hear Elvis's version on: Elvis' Golden Records; The Complete 50's Masters 2; ELV1S 30 #1 Hits

Hardison was a flamboyant singer and pianist who recorded the original version of "Too Much" two years before Elvis took it to the top of the charts in 1957. The recording was made by Tennessee/Republic co-founder Bill Beasley and released on Republic 7111. The Louise Brook's Band provided the backing for Hardinson. It seems that Beasley and his wife, Joan Norris, wrote the number, but publishing deals and lawsuits led to the credits going to the song's publishers, Lee Rosenberg and Bernard Weinman. Lee Rosenberg was a former secretary of Bill Beasley's; her share of the songwriting credits were passed to Elvis.
http://davidneale.eu/elvis/originals/list9.html#S1522


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