GIMME A PIGFOOT (AND A BOTTLE OF BEER)

Latest update on 04/09/2018

Artist: Bessie Smith
Author: Wesley Wilson
Label: Okeh
Year: 1933

With Benny Goodman. While her career was in decline, singing just pornographic songs for tips. Do Your Duty (see there) comes from that same session. But see also: Alabama Jubilee.

Covers:

1940:

Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon

1949:

Billie Holiday

1955:

Bobby Short

1958:

LaVern Baker

1963:

Nina Simone

1972:

Diana Ross [in film Lady Sings The Blues]

1973:

Teresa Brewer

1973:

Cleo Laine

2006:

Anita O'Day

2018:

Rory Block

Author Wesley Wilson (aka Kid Sox Wilson or Pigmeat Pete) never recorded it. He performed in vaudeville since 1905 with his wife Leola B Pettigrew (aka Coot Grant), mostly as Grant & Wilson (see also: Keep Your Hands Off My Mojo).

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