Franklyn Baur - It's A Million To One You're In Love


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This great vocalist is sadly overlooked today. Born in Brooklyn, Baur gained much recording experience in the last two years of the acoustic era and then enjoyed great popularity, as a recording and radio artist, in the early years of the microphone between 1925 and 1930. In 1926 his own name could be found on nearly a dozen labels. In the mid-1920s he toured Europe with the Revelers, a new name for the Shannon Quartet. He sang regularly with that group until March 25, 1927. ,Baur was the original "Voice of Firestone," or first resident soloist on the weekly coast-to-coast radio program. Baur's recording career ended with a Victor session on December 27, 1929. The ambitious Baur passed up further recording opportunities and radio work to study voice and French art song in Paris for over a year. Baur, still in his 20s, retired from his singing career. He died at age 46 in 1950. This lovely recording was made in 1927. The accompanying orchestra remained uncredited.

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Thank you Gala for passing by and enjoying my channel :-)
Par kspm0220s Il y a 2 ans
Most welcome B. Baur's recordings with the Shannon Quartets were among his most notorious indeed. His discography comprises many delicate ballads but also surprisingly hot sides like this one.
Par kspm0220s Il y a 2 ans
Thanks so much for the info on Baur. I have some old Victor label Shannon Quartet records which I must now put on YT. Hadn't researched the Victor discographies sufficiently to realize that he was part of that group but now I have a little more respect for those old 78s.
Par Somerset45 Il y a 2 ans
Thanks a lot for your consistently great comments, Walter. The commenting issues are not being solved and I am experiencing difficulties myself, but by clicking the pencil after leaving an empty comment box, just enter it again (it is a good idea to copy and paste the comment you left in the first place).
Par kspm0220s Il y a 2 ans
Hi again Dave, it seems my response to your comment vanished... Thank you for your interest :-)
Par kspm0220s Il y a 2 ans
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