This session turned out to be Bessie Smith's last recording date before her sudden death in an automobile accident in 1937. The session was organized by record producer John Hammond and he really brought together a great band to accompany Smith. The song "Gimmie A Pigfoot" perfectly captures the spirit of Bessie's personality and is one of her best performances on record.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Do Your Duty
(Wesley Wilson)
11-24-1933 New York, New York Okeh 8945
Gimmie A Pigfoot
(Wesley Wilson)
11-24-1933 New York, New York Okeh 6893
I'm Down In The Dumps
(L. Wilson / Wesley Wilson)
11-24-1933 New York, New York Okeh 8945
Take Me For A Buggy Ride
(S. Wilson)
11-24-1933 New York, New York Okeh 6893
Artist Instrument
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Bobby Johnson Guitar
Frank Newton Cornet
Bessie Smith Vocals
Billy Taylor Bass
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Buck Washington Piano, Leader