The 1960s were good to Eva Sue McKee because by that time she was known professionally as Sue Thompson and had scored four resounding pop hits written by John D. Loudermilk: Sad Movies (Always Make Me Cry), Norman, James (Hold The Ladder Steady) and Paper Tiger. This was an era of novelty songs; trite but catchy little ditties that caught the public’s imagination, sold zillions of records and are still whistled by ageing bell-hops to this very day.
Sue Thompson had a lot of things going for her, not least her looks and breathy “little-girl” singing voice, a canny ear for commercial songs and the ability to re-invent herself on several occasions during a long and distinguished career.
These recordings date from 1950-1954.
Walkin' In The Snow Come A Little Bit Closer Red Hot Henrietta Brown I Think I'll Eat A Tadpole You Belong To Me I'll Hate Myself In the Morning Take Care My Love I'm Not That Kind Of Girl If You Should Change Your Mind I Was Just Walking Out the Door Gee But I Hate To Go Home Alone How Many Tears Make An Ocean You're Getting A Good Girl When You Get Me Oh Baby What've You Got Junior's A Big Boy Now You're An Angel On The Outside Things I Might Have Been You And Me Say It With Your Heart I Long To Tell You Donna Wanna Last Night I heard Somebody Cry If You Want Some Lovin' Just Let Me Know Angels Cry
Sue Thompson is my Mother. I am grateful for the production of these wonderful classic songs that were so much a part of life growing up. The quality seems to be wonderful and does justice to my beautiful mother's talent.