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Johnny Mann Singers

Johnny Mann Singers

Johnny Mann is best known for the forty-two albums he arranged and conducted for his Johnny Mann Singers resulting in five Grammy Award nominations and two Grammy Awards.

He is a composer, arranger, conductor, entertainer and recording star. His group of super-talented young singers appeared with him in Chevrolet's weekly syndicated series, "Stand Up And Cheer," which enjoyed a three-year run on national TV and many tours around the country.

Born August 30, 1928, in Baltimore, MD, Johnny got his start in Hollywood arranging scores for seven full-length motion pictures for Warner Brothers, Twentieth Century Fox and Columbia Studios. He then became the choral director of the "NBC Comedy Hour," which led to the formation of The Johnny Mann Singers and a record contract.

Along with being musical director of the original "Alvin and The Chipmunks" TV series, he sang the voice of "Theodore". He has worked over the years with George Gobel, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Julie London, Steve Allen, and was Danny Kaye's conductor on a twelve week tour. With limitless energy and enthusiasm, Mann sincerely espouses the positive and good of America through his entertainment. He was invited to perform at The White House twice during President Nixon's reign to entertain Imelda Marcos and first-time Russian visitor to the U.S., Leonid Breschnev, General Secretary of The U.S.S.R.

Mann's devotion to his country has made him the recipient of four consecutive awards from The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, top awards from The Disabled American Veterans, The Medal of Honor from The National DAR, The Silver Helmet Award from the AM VETS, The National Honor Medal from The Veterans of Foreign Wars, and numerous citations from The American Legion. Mann has appeared twice as Guest Conductor of the world famous United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants in Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.

Johnny has composed, arranged and produced hundreds of radio and TV product commercials, and is well-known for his original radio station I.D. Jingle Packages such as 93 KHJ "Boss Radio," KFWB Channel 98, K-EARTH 101 (KRTH) in Los Angeles, and a multitude of other stations in cities around the United States, as well as Canada, Taiwan, Honolulu, Hamburg, Germany, and Australia. He created and producrd jingles for The ABC Radio Network and the 145 affiliated "Oldies" format stations.

Active in many charities, Mann has hosted eight celebrity golf tournaments. He resides in Anderson, SC with his wife, Betty. In 2000, he produced a CD for The National Senior Olympics Games, "Let The Games Begin." and in 2008, he composed his latest patriotic song entitled, "One Nation Under God" which led to the new CD by the same name, a compilation of well-known patriotic songs along with four original titles.

Discography

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Johnny Mann Singers : Nearer My God to Thee

Review: Johnny Mann paid some serious dues, boasting 39 albums arranged and conducted for his Singers, a 3-year stint on national tv on Chevrolet's "Stand Up and Cheer," 5 nominations and two Grammies merely scratch the iceberg of this man's musical resume. "Nearer" is a collection of 10 hymns plus "The Star Spangled Banner," and it lets you know immediately that here is a deep, talented ensemble, trained and directed by a master arranger, and every song touches us, no matter how many times we may have heard it before. Listen to the sweet tenor solo on "Fairest Lord Jesus," the harmonies on "Shadows of the Evening," "The Church is One Foundation," the title tune, "Hark, Hark My Soul," "Hosanna" and "Now the Day is Over." This is how these hymns should be directed and sung, and, forgive us, Johnny was the Mann who could make it happen!

Songlist: Nearer My God To Thee, Faith Of Our Fathers, Fairest Lord Jesus, We Plow The Fields, Shadows Of The Evening, The Church's One Foundation, Hark Hark My Soul, Hosanna, Abide With Me, The Star Spangled Banner, Now The Day is Over

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3063c | 00 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella Contemporary Christian CDs


Johnny Mann Singers : Sixties Mann : 00  1 CD :  : 53

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Johnny Mann Singers : Sixties Mann

Review: One of the giants of easy listening, the trademark smooth voices and gentle melody of the Singers is the sound of the pop 60s as much as the Byrds or Simon & Garfunkel. In contrast to Dr. Timothy Leary's "Turn on, tune in and drop out," the mantra of the Johnny Mann Singers, dressed in white turtlenecks and red v-neck sweaters on their weekly Chevrolet TV show, was "Stand Up and Cheer," a positive attitude that led advertisers to use their sound to sell everything from soap to cereal. Crisp, upbeat covers of top 40 standards "She Loves You," "Never My Love," "Windy," "Mrs. Robinson," "Invisible Tears," "Love Is Blue," "I'll Remember You," "Daydream," "To Sir With Love," "Cherish"-led to millions of record sales, five Grammy nominations and two Grammy winners. Their definitive recording, a superb version of Jimmy Webb's "We Can Fly! Up, Up and Away," reached #6 on the UK singles chart in the summer of 1967. Twenty three accompanied pop tunes, as bright, cheerful, romantic, and familiar as you can imagine! The smooth sound of the sixties!

Songlist: Up Up And Away, The Girl From Ipanema, Snow, A Heartful Soul, Call Me, To Sir With Love, She Loves You, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Never My Love, Windy, Cherish, What The World Needs Now, Do ou Know The Way To San Jose, Like to Get To know You, Mrs Robinson, My Colouring Book , The Worst That Could Happen, Day Dream, Something Stupid, Goldfinger, Monday Monday, This Is Dedicated to The One I Love, A Taste Of Honey

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4651c | 00 1 CD | $11.95 | Accompanied


Johnny Mann Singers : We Wish You A Merry Christmas : 00  1 CD :  : 602437760726

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Johnny Mann Singers : We Wish You A Merry Christmas    onsale

Review: Legendary, Grammy-winning arranger/conductor Johnny Mann and his prolific Singers apply their bright, smooth, spirited Sixties sound to this excellent Christmas collection. Traditional carols like "As Lately We Watched," "Lo How a Rose," "Deck the Halls," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "O Christmas Tree," "The First Noel," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" of course are here, wonderful and sincere; but we especially liked lesser known tunes like "Johnny Bring The Pine Tree In," "Sleep, Sleep Jesus, Sleep" and the lovely "Susan Belle." The kind of Christmas album they just don't make any more, and the kind that will be enjoyed again, year after year! Some light accompaniment, but mostly a cappella.

Songlist: Johnny Bring The Pine Tree In, Sleep, Sweet Jesus, Sleep, As Lately Watched, Susan Belle, Lo How A Rose, Jingle Bells, Deck The Halls, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Go Tell It On A Mountain, O Christmas Tree, The First Noel, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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7607c | 00 1 CD | $4.95 | A Cappella Vintage Christmas

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