David Seville

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An actor, songwriter, and conductor whose sped-up novelty hit "Witch Doctor" sparked the creation of the Chipmunks.
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The mind behind The Chipmunks was actually a seasoned songwriter with several straight hit recordings to his credit. He then went the comedy/novelty route, leading the way with "Witch Doctor," from which he would use the voice effects later for his cartoon creations. These albums show both the novelty and the straight side of Seville.