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Actress, singer Cynthia Basinet releases her new music video of "Santa Baby" with a tribute to Eartha Kitt

12-06-2013 | Music Releases

New York- Actress, singer Cynthia Basinet releases her new music video of "Santa Baby" with a tribute to Eartha Kitt, the song's original siren on the 60th anniversary.

"It was the perfect time to give tribute to the singer that had inspired me not only vocally but with her joie de vivre." said Miss Basinet

Often mis-credited to Marilyn Monroe due to illegal file sharing; the actress, singer felt it important to pay tribute to her inspiration for the song which was Eartha.

Cynthia's "Santa Baby" was originally recorded as a Christmas gift in 1997 to friend and love, Jack Nicholson.

Later launched via the self determination and Internet in 1999, which led to a visit to the Saharwian refugee camps in Western Algeria in 2001.

She was subsequently nominated in 2005 for a shared Nobel Peace Prize and has addressed the UN on numerous occasions including this past October.

"Santa Baby" can be found in soundtracks for, "Party Monster", starring Macaulay Culkin and CBS's NCIS LA starring LL Cool J.

"Santa Baby" is also on her first full-length CD of Standards aptly entitled, "The Standard" with another Holiday bonus track, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" arranged by featuring Lee Musiker on piano.

Her jazz releases are on heavy rotation alongside artist such as Ella, Billy Eckstine and Diana Krall. Her vocal stylings have influenced many of today's pop artists' with crossover on Holiday playlists from Bing Crosby to John Lennon and John Legend.

Cynthia can be found acting and has a new crossover single a ballad, "Eventually" out soon.


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