Vocalist Johnny Mann was the first choice from the Johnny Mann Performers, a group which has issued countless albums because the 1960s (totaling nearly 40) and briefly enjoyed their personal television show. Created August 30, 1928, in Baltimore, MD, Mann got his begin in Hollywood by penning musical ratings for several main motion picture films before getting the choral movie director from the NBC Humor Hour. He ultimately shaped the Johnny Mann Performers and authorized a recording agreement using the Liberty label. The ’60s noticed the Mann Performers host it series OPERATE and Cheer, which went for a complete of 3 years (the group was a clean-cut number, wearing white jeans and skirts, reddish colored V-neck sweatshirts, and white turtlenecks, the entire opposite from the burgeoning hippie/psychedelic rock and roll motion that was sweeping the united states). During this time period, Mann and his Performers started issuing albums, such as for example Invisible Tears, WE ARE ABLE TO Take flight! Up-Up and Away, and We Want You a Merry Xmas, and some had been nominated for five Grammy Honours (as well as the champion of two) over time. As well as the Johnny Mann Performers, the innovator/singer offered as musical movie director for the initial Alvin & the Chipmunks Television series (providing the tone of voice of the type Theodore); has made up, arranged, and created thousands of radio and Television advertisements/jingles; and spent some time working with famous brands George Gobel, Johnny Mathis, Nat “Ruler” Cole, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Julie London, and Steve Allen, furthermore to offering as Danny Kaye’s conductor on a protracted tour. Extremely patriotic, Mann continues to be the receiver of countless honours from Veterans groupings, and performed on the Light House 2 times for then-president Richard Nixon. Mann also hosted superstar golf tournaments and frequently acts as a loudspeaker for regional charity fundraisers in his hometown of Hand Springs.