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Yemenite passover sound recording / recorded in Jerusalem by Sam Eskin

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Data Source
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Cover illustration by David Kurlan.
Notes by Theodore Gaster with preface by Sam Eskin (6 p.) inserted in original cover.
Released by Smithsonian Folkways as SFW 8921 under the title Hagadah: Yemenite passover.
Selections of Yemenite poetry are attributed Salim Ben Joseph of Shebez.
Recorded in Jerusalem, Israel in 1955 (per notes).
Related materials may be found in the Moses and Frances Asch Collection, also held by this repository. Related materials may include correspondence pertaining to the recording, original cover art designs, production materials and business records, and audiotapes from studio production.
Related materials may be found in the Sam Eskin Collection, 1939-1969, held at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Materials in the collection include manuscripts and sound recordings related to Eskin's travel in Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Morocco. See:
Track information
101. Kiddish; In Haste Went We; Four Questions / Hebrew
102. Reply;The Plagues;Litany of Wonders / Hebrew
103. Litany of Wonders / Hebrew
201. Hallel; Psalms 113-118
202. Continuation of previous ; and the 136th Psalm
203. Nishmat Kol Hai (hymn)
204. Song of Songs
205. Ayymah Hemshi
Publisher number
FW 8921 Folkways Records
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:
Eskin, Sam
Gaster, Theodor Herzl 1906-1992
cover illustrator
Kurlan, David
recording mastering
Bartok, Peter 1924-
production director
Asch, Moses
Uniform title
Haggadah (Yemen)
Physical description
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Phonograph records
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Local number
Folkways 8921
Hagadah : recorded in Israel in a Yemenite home passover 1953 / by Sam Eskin ; notes by Theodore Gaster
Jews, Yemeni
Passover music
Jews, Yemeni
Restrictions & Rights
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