Crossover Country/Pop songstress Sue Thompson became an unlikely 'overnight success' in the summer of 1961 when her tongue-in-cheek reading of John D. Loudermilk's idiosyncratic 'Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)' made the US Top 5 and sold a million copies.
Ironically, Thompson was already in her mid-30s and established as a popular live and TV singer, with a ten year recording career for three major record companies behind her.
She'd sung the number in a mock-teenaged girl's voice, so consequently when she appeared on TV to promote it, she had to 'dress down' and masquerade as someone fifteen years younger.
This compilation anthologises her recordings for the Hickory label in 1961 & 62, which runs to seven singles, six of which were US hits, and two LPs, 'Meet Sue Thompson' and 'Two of a Kind'.
In addition to 'Sad Movies', she charted with 'Norman' (a second consecutive million-seller), 'Two of a Kind', 'Have a Good Time', 'James (Hold the Ladder Steady)' and 'Willie Can'.
Several of her album tracks have never previously appeared on CD, which makes this a genuinely unique package.
1. ANGEL, ANGEL
2. THROWIN' KISSES
3. SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry)
4. NINE LITTLE TEARDROPS
6. NEVER LOVE AGAIN
7. OH LONESOME ME
8. TONIGHT (Could Be the Night)
9. LOVE ME TO PIECES
10. (Til) I KISSED YA
11. GIVE MYSELF A PARTY
12. IF YOU DON'T SOMEBODY ELSE WILL
13. TWO OF A KIND
14. IT HAS TO BE
15. MAMA DON'T CRY AT MY WEDDING
16. HE'S BACK
17. I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU
18. BONAPARTE'S RETREAT
19. JEALOUS HEART
20. THAT'S JUST TOO MUCH
22. BIG DADDY
23. I CAN'T HELP IT (If I'm Still in Love with You)
24. SOB SISTER
25. HAVE A GOOD TIME
26. IF THE BOY ONLY KNEW
27. JAMES (Hold the Ladder Steady)
28. MY HERO
29. WILLIE CAN
30. TOO MUCH IN LOVE
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Sue THOMPSON - Sad Movies And Other Tales Of Woe
- Product Code: JASCD 290
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