“Alabama Jubilee & Golden Slippers”
About this song
“Alabama Jubilee” is a song written by George L. Cobb and Jack Yellen. The first known recording was that of comedians Collins & Harlan in 1915. The song is considered an American popular standard. The most popular versions of the song were Red Foley’s 1951 version (#3 country, #28 pop).
“Golden Slippers” is a spiritual popularized in the years following the American Civil War by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The song is also known by its opening line, “What Kind of Shoes You Gwine (Going) To Wear”.