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What's behind Cynthia Basinet's sultry "Santa Baby and it's not Marilyn Monroe?
(Published: December 07, 2015)

The actress singer, Cynthia Basinet's sultry jazzy pop "Santa Baby" has fans and radio radio playlists worldwide once again attributing the critically acclaimed vocalist to the playfulness of Marilyn, who never recorded the song.

Cynthia recorded her version tributing Eartha Kitt as a gift to her love, Jack Nicholson during his "As Good As It Gets" Oscar campaign in 1997 with two other songs, "Someone To Watch Over Me" and "Just" as a Christmas Card CD for her industry friends and Hollywood's movers and shakers.

"At the time was being told Hollywood wasn't making musicals and actors weren't crossing over to music," explains Cynthia "then in 1999 started my indie record label, Welcome To Dreamsville Records and launched via the MP3 internet revolution to help raise awareness for the genre I love so much and as a gift akin to the Coke commercials of my youth. In less than six weeks songs sung originally as love songs were now as popular as Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Al Jarraeu, Harry Connick Jr, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Peggy Lee."

Cynthia's "Santa Baby" has since appeared in soundtracks most recently, CBS's "NCIS Los Angeles" and the indie cult classic, "Party Monster" with Macaulay Culkin.

Her style and easy breasy sound has influenced artists across genres from Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Michael Buble, Renee Fleming, Tamar Braxton, Diana Krall, Pink Martini, to ABC's Nashville and FOX's Glee.

Also a mom, Cynthia has used this ability to raise awareness for a multitude of causes including refugees; visiting Saharwian refugee camps in 2001 and has addressed the UN on issues of self-determination. In 2005, she was nominated for a shared Nobel Peace Prize with "1000 PeaceWomen Across The Globe" for reconciliation and reconstruction.

Recently, the actress.singer appeared on Bravo's "Untying the Knot".

"Santa Baby" and her 'warm, fun, delighful' Holiday classic, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" arranged by Lee Musiker, as were "Cry Me A River" and "It's Only A Paper Moon" can be found on Cynthia's full length CD, "The Standard" containing 11 Standard gems available on iTunes and Amazon and can also be heard via apps Spotify, Live365.com, Yahoo, Rdio, Pandora, Shazam.

Give the gift of music and share memories that last a lifetime.

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More Information: http://https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cynthia-basinet/id193221514

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