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The story of some Christmas glory

..how the chipmunks got their song....

December 7, 2017
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Producer Ross Bagdasarian was working one day-and played a tape at the wrong speed in the studio.  He realized that there was a lot of humor in what he heard.  He used the name David Seville when he recorded "Witch Doctor" in 1958.  The song was a hit. . but nothing like when he combined Christmas with 3 chipmunks.  He (and 2 others) sang the lyrics very slowly...and when played back at double speed-you had Simon, Theodore and Alvin with a song that has come back year after year as one of the most fun novelty Christmas songs ever.