|Snooks Eaglin, 1958. Photograph by Harry Oster.|
Snooks Eaglin's repertoire was unique to Folkways Records. According to Kenneth Goldstein in the original liner notes for FA 2476, Snooks Eaglin: New Orleans Street Singer, "The greatest part of his vast stock of songs was learned from two sources which most folklorists consider to be the bane of tradition - radio and recordings. One wonders, however, upon listening to Snooks' performances, if such is indeed the case."
-Cecilia Peterson, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections