Sue Thompson's successful pop career in the early '60s laid the groundwork for the just-as-successful country career she enjoyed in the '70s. She was equally at home performing ballads such as "Sad Movies Make Me Cry" as she was singing novelty tunes like "Norman" (her biggest hit) and "James (Hold the Ladder Steady)". This package highlights the work that made her a pop favorite.
2.Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)
3.James (Hold The Ladder Steady)
5.Have A Good Time
6.Two Of A Kind
8.Nine Little Teardrops
9.Never Love Again
10.My Hero (That's What You Are)
11.It Has To Be
12.If The Boy Only Knew
14.What's Wrong Bill
16.Cause I Asked You To
Contains 18 tracks.
Recording information: 08/1996.
The combination of Sue Thompson's Betty Boop voice and songwriter John D. Loudermilk's cutesy material (which was pure bubblegum before such a term existed) produced two major pop hits in the early '60s, "Norman" and "Sad Movies Make Me Cry." Thompson placed ten other minor hit singles on the charts through the mid-'60s before pairing up with Don Gibson for a series of minor-to-moderate country hits in the '70s. Golden Classics has all of Thompson's Top 100 pop hits plus several non-hits, most of which were written by Loudermilk or the team of Felice & Boudleaux Bryant. A couple of Thompson's singles that "bubbled under" the Top 100 are omitted, but Golden Classics is otherwise a thorough anthology of this singer's early pop hits. ~ Greg Adams