Sioux City Sue

"Sioux City Sue" is a 1945 song and a 1946 movie. Lyricist Ray Freedman and composer Dick Thomas wrote the song. Thomas recorded the song in February 1945 for National Records[1] and it was a number one Country charts hit for him.[2] The song was Thomas' first chart entry on the Juke Box Folk Records chart and was also his most successful release: "Sioux City Sue" spent four weeks at number one on the Country charts during a stay of twenty-three weeks.[3] The Dick Thomas version also reached Billboard's Best-selling Record charts attaining the No. 16 position.[4]

Gene Autry sang this title song in the movie with the Cass County Boys, the first film he made after leaving military service at the end of World War II.[5]

The most successful recording was by Bing Crosby who recorded the song on December 27, 1945[6] and this reached the No. 3 position in Billboard's Best-selling Record charts during a 16-week stay.[7][8] His version also topped the Australian charts. The song was included in the album Bing: A Musical Autobiography in 1954.

Tony Pastor also had a chart version in 1946 with his recording on the Cosmo label[9] which briefly reached the No. 10 spot.[10]

Later versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THE ONLINE DISCOGRAPHICAL PROJECT". 78discography.com. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sioux City Sue" Archived 2009-04-30 at the Wayback Machine covers, filmography, and lyrics.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 343.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 418. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  5. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 110. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  8. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854. Tape 3, side B.
  9. ^ "THE ONLINE DISCOGRAPHICAL PROJECT". 78discography.com. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 348. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  11. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved June 20, 2017.