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

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    As this posting has mysteriously disappeared from my videos, I reload it. This great vocalist is sadly overlooked today; Baur gained much recording experience in the last two years of the acoustic era and then enjoyed great popularity between 1925 and 1930. He joined the Shannon Quartet in 1923. 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. Around this time he was busy as a solo artist. Baur's recording career ended with a Victor session on December 27, 1929. Baur passed up further recording opportunities and radio work to study voice and French art song in Paris for over a year. He had a recital at Town Hall in New York City on December 4, 1933, during which he performed works by Debussy and others. Critical responses were mixed. 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.