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Self-recording of Sam Eskin: Music, Songs, Ballads
- One reel to reel. (Duplicated on T77-267B) A self-made recording by Eskin; sent to Thelma Boltin, then director of the Florida Folk Festival. Eskin, born to Russian-Jewish parents in Washington, D.C. in 1898, was a self-educated folklorist who collected and published songs from across the world. During the 1940s and 1950s, Eskin embarked on several recording trips in the United States and elsewhere. In 1951, he produced an album with Folkways Records entitled: Sea Shanties and Logger's Songs. Today, his collection of recordings, transcripted songs, and original compositions is housed with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.