Vocalist's Showcase 7: FRANKLYN BAUR
1920’S Popular & Sentimental Songs
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Franklyn Baur (1904 - 1950)
Brooklyn, tenor Franklyn Baur was a church singer at the Park Avenue
Baptist Church of New York and concert singer around the time he began
He gained much recording experience in the last two years of the acoustic
He then enjoyed great popularity, as a recording and radio artist,
in the early years of the microphone between 1925 and 1930.
His voice was capable of an incredibly high vocal range and is well
in the recordings on this CD.
His first solo recording was made for the Victor Talking Machine
cut in late 1923.
mainly for Victor, Columbia, and Brunswick.
His last records were made in 1929 for Victor.
He was lead tenor for the Revelers and toured with them throughout Europe.
He was responsible for many of their jazz interpretations.
In the popular stage production Ziegfeld Follies of 1927,
which ran from August 16, 1927 to January 7, 1928, at the New Amsterdam
he sang "The Rainbow of Girls" and the popular "Ooh! Maybe It's You."
was the 1st soloist with the radio program “The Voice of Firestone” from
1928 until 1930.
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 and he then retired at age 29.
On February 25, 1950, he died at age 46.
1-BROWN EYES, WHY ARE YOU BLUE?
2-PAL OF MY CRADLE DAYS
3-THE LONESOMEST GIRL IN TOWN
5-THAT'S WHY I LOVE YOU
6-THE TWO OF US
7-ROSES REMIND ME OF YOU
9-I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOUR CARES
10-I FOUND YOU
2-JUST A MEMORY
3-MY HEART IS CALLING
4-I LOVED YOU THEN AS I LOVE YOU NOW
5-SALLY OF MY DREAMS
6-WHERE IS THE SONGS OF SONGS FOR ME?
7-WHEN SUMMER IS GONE
8-MY HEART IS BLUER THEN YOUR EYES