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.