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Friday, December 12, 2008
Alvin and the Chipmunks-Christmas Don't Be Late-1961
Here, from the CBS-TV "Alvin" Show in December 1961..The Original video version of "Christmas, Don't Be Late" with "David Seville" and his chipmunks Alvin, Simon, and Theodore..Seville was "played" by record producer/engineer Ross Badgasarian..The song, officially known as "The Chipmunk Song" dates back to 1958. Badgasarian had an earlier hit. "The Witch Doctor", using sped up voices..He adapted the sped up voice for three "chipmunks", which he voiced himself. "The Chipmunk Song" was Alvin and the Chipmunks' biggest hit and is still a fun holiday standard. After Ross Bagdasarian's passing in 1972, his son Ross Jr. Kept the Chipmunks alive through albums and an NBC Saturday Morning series from 1983-90..Along with a recent CGI feature film..
Alvin and The Chipmunks on Wikipedia..
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