Been uploaded earlier, but now it's in stereo sound.
Richard Tucker (1913-1975) Born in Brooklyn, New York as Ruvn Ticker, Tucker was a Jewish American tenor. Tucker married the sister of tenor Jan Peerce, Sarah Perelmuth, who always attended Tucker's performances. Peerce and Tucker were famously rivals of each other.
Here Tucker sings a splendid rendition 'Celeste Aida' from Aida in a studio recording.
Note: 'Though his numerous recordings clearly reveal a great voice, they do not reproduce the visceral impact his voice had when heard live in the house. He was the opposite of his contemporary Jussi Björling. Björling sounds better on records than he did in performance -- his voice was not as big as seems on his recordings. Tucker was best experienced in person.' - grandi-tenori.com
In other words, there is no recording that does justice to the true brilliance of this man's voice. Never heard him live myself, he died before I was born, but I know a handful of people in New York who've frequented the Met for decades, and after hearing numerous great tenors through the years, they still insist Tucker was the greatest tenor of all time.
Thanks SheHadManHands for teaching me how to upload audio in stereo sound.