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The Standard

by Cynthia Basinet

Came to Bravo last November! Complete collection of Jazzy Pop Standards... (also includes two bonus Holiday tracks including the #1 hit, "Santa Baby") 15 years in the making. Latests #1 hit, "All Of Me"
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Santa Baby
3:24 $0.99
2. Someone to Watch Over Me
2:24 $0.99
3. Haunted Heart
2:51 $0.99
4. Tea for Two
4:25 $0.99
5. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
2:58 $0.99
6. Cry Me a River
4:49 $0.99
7. Sweet Dreams
3:41 $0.99
8. Going Out of My Head
4:13 $0.99
9. Blue Moon
4:31 $0.99
10. It's Only a Paper Moon
2:24 $0.99
11. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On Open Fire)
4:11 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
#1 hit, "Santa Baby"... (Soundtracks: Party Monster, NCIS LA) 15 years in the making. Full length CD, of all STANDARDS plus Holiday tracks, the #1 hit, "SANTA BABY, never @MarilynMonroe and the latest, 'warm fun delightful" "The Christmas Song"

What's behind Cynthia Basinet's sultry "Santa Baby and it's not Marilyn Monroe?
Cynthia Basinet attends 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
"Santa Baby" Comes To Bravo This November
CBS ReAirs NCISLA Holiday Episode feat. "SANTA BABY"
New video with tribute to the song's original siren, Eartha Kitt
"one of the most sultry.seductive voices around." -declares
”What a knock out!” -Dick Hughes, Jazz Action Productions
”Excellent artist and songs.” -Wyn Machon, Oamaru Heritage Radio
”The sound of your voice is a pearl to my ear!.” -Paul van Kuik, Radio 0162
”American Actress Cynthia Basinet truly uncovers her talents with this EP 4 track offering on UNCOVERED. She's got the looks, style, and ability to deliver a tune. A class act!” -Helen Simons, The JazzXpress Caravan Jazz Radio 94.1FM Australia
”...This EP is definitely a keeper, and with another EP and a full length album out there, there's plenty more Cynthia Basinet to get your teeth into. Go forth and enjoy.” -Zeitgeist UK
”The charactor of the music style presented gives this CD (Uncovered) a unique feel, with an individual personality presented inside it's contents. Great work, and we sure look forward to hearing from you in the future...” Graham, Soundwavefm.co.nz
”Basinet has a powerhouse of a voice; she can be seductive when she wants to be and effectively woeful if the lyrics call for it. Even if you'll hate her because she's beautiful, you'll love her because her singing will knock your socks off.” -Ink19.com
”Unquestionably, Cynthia's voice is one of the most striking and sparkling voices in the world of American Standards. It is an oasis of luxurious vocal beauty, magnetizing sensuality and warmth. This singer is the real thing!” - ENTERTAINMENT: DIVAS, CABARET, JAZZ THEN AND NOW (book)
For Cynthia Basinet, her voice itself is an instrument; in terms of emotional power, it's a lethal weapon. Sensual, emotionally damaged and world-weary, Basinet's vocals have the makings of a film noir femme fatale. Her midnight blue voice on The Collection can conjure black and white images of ill-fated romance, especially on Just and Eventually. Set to a crestfallen piano backdrop, Eventually expresses deep-seated feelings of love lost; the heartbreaking ache in her vocals reveals real, honest pain. However, melancholia is only side of Basinet's persona. In this compilation of her work, she juggles with light and darkness. The giddy sweetness of her cover of Santa Baby is miles apart from the fresh wounds of Haunted Heart. Furthermore, the electronica tracks Yellow Taxi and God unveil a completely different side of her artistry. For those not familiar with Basinet's previous recordings, such varied elements might seem confusing. But this is a career retrospective, after all, and the most exciting musicians are the unpredictable ones. Nevertheless, it's obvious where Basinet's strengths are. On the slower songs, where Basinet can croon her heart's desires, she has a commanding presence. Her version of the oft-covered Someone To Watch Over Me has undeniable charm; her voice truly soars, dripping with sultry yearning. Because of Basinet's background as a model and actress, there are some who probably won't take her music seriously. However, even the most skeptical will have a hard time resisting the gripping drama of Water's Edge. — Allaboutjazz.com



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SmoothJazz.com Global

One of the most popular takes on a holiday classic, Cynthia Basinet’s sultry “Santa Baby,” was originally re-imagined in 1997 for her love, legendary actor, Jack Nicholson. She released the tune a few years later on MP3.com, as one of the first artists to ever venture out on the noteworthy, on-line platform. Ms. Basinet is as diverse a recording artist, as she is a multi-talented tour de force. The songwriter, actress, model and humanitarian is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, using her musical and pop culture notoriety as a platform to draw attention to important issues. The holiday message of “Peace on earth” is something that reverberates year-round for Ms. Basinet, as her activism perpetuates her connection to this popular seasonal song, she notes, “I recorded ‘Santa Baby’ not as a gold-digger song, but as a hit a sister back at Christmas song, geared towards wanting to see a world that is more generous to deserving women.” #awfulgoodgirl