Sioux City Sue

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"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 versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE ONLINE DISCOGRAPHICAL PROJECT". 78discography.com. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sioux City Sue" 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. 
Preceded by
"With Tears in My Eyes" by Wesley Tuttle
Most Played Juke Box Folk Records
number one single by Dick Thomas

November 17, 1945
December 1, 1945
Succeeded by
"Shame on You" by Lawrence Welk Orchestra with Red Foley
"It's Been So Long Darling" by Ernest Tubb