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I'm a big fan of John Whitehead's work here at MacJams. He's got a great way with acoustic folk and old-time music. So I was very pleased when he agreed to collab with me on a couple of old-timey tunes.

"Oh Dem Golden Slippers" is by James Bland (public domain).
Some interesting facts about the the songwriter at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_A._Bland

Relic: banjo, fiddle, vocals
John : guitars, mandolin, bass
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Lyrics
Oh, my golden slippers are laid away
'Cause I don't expect to wear 'em til my wedding day
And my long tailed coat, that I love so well
I will wear up in the chariot in the morning.
And my long white robe that I bought last June
I'm going to get changed 'cause it fits too soon
And the old grey hoss that I used to drive
I'll hitch him to the chariot in the mornin.

Oh, dem golden slippers
Oh, dem golden slippers
Golden slippers I'm goin' to wear
Because they look so neat.
Oh, dem golden slippers
Oh, dem golden slippers
Golden slippers I'm goin' to wear
To walk the golden street.

So, it's good-bye, children I have to go
Where the rain don't fall and the wind don't blow
And your ulster coats, you ain't gonna need
When you ride up in the chariot in the mornin.
yourr golden slippers they look so keen
but your age must be just sweet sixteen
And your white kid gloves you'll have to wear
When you ride up in the chariot in the morning.
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Uploaded: Jul 08, 2011 - 08:52:49 PM
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2011 - 11:10:05 PM Last Played: Mar 03, 2017 - 06:09:44 AM
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alackbass said 2085 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Golden Slippers / Needle Case
The real deal! So well performed and recorded! Downloaded!
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
thnx
thanks man!
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magnatone said 2085 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Golden Slippers
OMG - this is fabulous!!! what a great way to start the weekend - this goes straight to the motorcycle trip playlist!
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
thanks
hopefully we'll be next to "the motorcycle song"... remember that one? "I don't want a pickle..." LOL
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johnwhitehead said 2085 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Slippers
This was a gas, Alec. A Mac Jams Barn Dance classic. Glad we could get the band together.
Now gimme another pull off that demijohn!
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
demijohn LOL
I am embarrassed that I had to look up the word "demijohn"... I had a good laugh when I saw what it was. Presumably it has "XXX" written on it!
Really enjoyed the collab...
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egobandit said 2085 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Golden
Love this reminds me of hanging out in an irish pub in queens NY listening to the band just go!
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
never been to queens
I haven't yet made it to NYC but I hope to get there someday... (not to Carnegie Hall I'm afraid)
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2085 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Fantastic
This is right up my street. Love that banjo and the cadence of the entire tune is brilliant. Really awesome collab.
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
thnx
many thanks Paddy!
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mowguy3 said 2085 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Golden Slippers
What fun! You two sound great together. This will be playing in my head all day. A good thing. Thanks...
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
thanks
thanks Mowguy3!
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PatriciaGirl said 2085 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Smile :)
Very very nice. Great performances by yall! Lovely feel, festive and most of all, I want to just get up and dance! Thanks for sharing-patty :)
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Get up offa that thang
glad it could generate a smile! that's the most important thing... dancing also good :)
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gadzooks said 2085 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Golden Slippers
This is great. It's actually quite refreshing. Nice flatpicking, banjo sounds fantastic as does the mandolin ... man, love that old time fiddle! wonderful vocals and harmonies. Great musicianship all round ... had my toes tappin'!
SG
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
thanks
glad you liked it! I too was impressed with John's wicked flatpicking solo...
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dave_b said 2084 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Golden Slippers
Cool arrangement. Strong vocals & tight playing.
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
thanks
thanks for your kind comment. I'm not crazy about my own vocals, but I thought the lyrics were kinda cool so I didn't want to leave them out...
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ShadowofNine said 2084 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Fun Fun Fun
I'll say it again FUN FUN FUN...
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
til daddy takes the t-bird away...
or until someone takes my banjo away, and breaks it over my head! :)
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mrattue said 2084 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Irresistible!
Something about that banjo and guitar sound that i cannot resist tapping along to, and you do it so well. Front porch stuff going on in my head and big smile on my face!

Great stuff, guys! Thank you so much.

Marc
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
banjo and guitar
Banjo and guitar is one of my alltime favourite combinations, sonically speaking.
glad you liked it!
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neilh79 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Golden Slippers
This is brilliant, a wonderful collaboration, you play so well together and the music bounces a long really well, brought a smile to my face cheers
Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
thanks
I'm glad it could bring a smile, that makes me really happy.
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tempie said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
oh yeah
barn dance classic ha yeah. fantastic. can't download fast enough. thanks kids.
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Relic67 said 2083 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
thanks
thanks man!
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michaeljayklein said 2080 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
I like John's work too
and you two make for a very fortuitous pair! This was neat as hell--loved it!
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Relic67 said 2071 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
thanks
Yeah John is a darn good picker. glad you liked!
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Daugrin said 2080 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Almost Hocum...
Thanks boys great stuff.

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Relic67 said 2071 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
thanks
thanks for checking it out Daug!
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awigze said 2080 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
heaven
this is about heaven isn't it. I like it.
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Relic67 said 2071 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
heaven
I'm assuming you're right that it's the afterlife being referenced. Apparently the song was intended as a parody of another spiritual in circulation at the time, but I think the lyrics stand on their own...
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Hickling_Stan said 2079 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
A Great Combo
Nice recording balence and the sort of stuff Steve and I really enjoy doing though he has a mandolin rather than banjo. great tune and the enjoyment in the recording really comes through. Cheers Mark
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Relic67 said 2071 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
thanks
thanks for listening! It was fun to do. I am very behind on MacJams listening but I will check out your stuff for sure...
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Jarvoid said 2079 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Golden Slippers...
nice,great old time tune...this is a great ensemble piece...I had a go at it as a solo guitar piece but this is much less frenetic and tuneful....nice job,great fiddling by the way...Chris
Relic67 said 2071 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
thanks
really glad you liked, if your version is here on MJ I will check it out, I've always liked the song.
thanks for complimenting the fiddling, I find my fiddling a bit painfully raw at times, but my heart is definitely in it...it helped a lot to have John's rock-solid guitar, bass and mandolin keeping things grounded...
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PaulaMunk said 2076 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
I wasn't around.
I'm glad I finally heard this tour de force. Great picking, guys. Rollickingly good. Thanks.
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Relic67 said 2071 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
thanks
thanks much for checking it out!
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Philip18 said 2074 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Delightful
Great playing that captures the style perfectly. I might have brought the vocal a bit more forward in the mix? The playing is exceptional - there's a lot of joy in this one! Congratulations to you and John!
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Relic67 said 2071 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
vox
thanks for listening and commenting! I haven't really figured out how to do vocals for this kind of thing yet... I'll keep trying! thanks for the suggestion as I really like getting the constructive feedback.
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five_extra_arms said 2054 days ago (August 9th, 2011)
Golden Grahams
Thank you for taking the song back from the Saturday morning cereal commercial that stole it and ruined it in the 70's.

Great song choice with a very authentic period specific sounding performance.

Now I can eat breakfast again.

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