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.

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Most welcome jay :-) I'm so glad you loved this posting! Baur was was an astounding talent indeed.
Par kspm0220s il y a 5 ans
Hi Pat and MUCH thanks for this post. I have this by someone else somewhere in my collection. But This is the first time I've heard this one and I like it a lot more. Gee, this fellow really was a darn good vocalist. How sad he quit when he did. So many band 'vocalists' actually weren't that in the strict sense of the word. Lots of times I think they get in the way of a good inst. But this guy is one of those nice exceptions. Thanks again.
Cheers
Par jayd760 il y a 5 ans
Bostonblakie, e.g. 80 % of all pre-talkie material is presumed lost!!! I really am hoping for some new sensational finds too.
Par kspm0220s il y a 5 ans
Thanks ks. Though not actively searching I am keeping an eye out for any lost material. I have seen a few of the "disappeared" resurface (mostly movie clips)on alternate channels so it's hard to figure out exactly what's going on. As you know, Google and YT do not provide much public information. I am thinking of consulting one Mr. Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street, London, who has an excellent reputation for solving such matters to the complete satisfaction of his clients. ;-)
Par Boston Blackie il y a 5 ans
Bostonblakie, i'm patiently trying to recuperate everything what got lost in the wmg blast. Should you miss other videos please let me know then I'll do my best to get it back.
Par kspm0220s il y a 5 ans
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