[Dixielandjazz] Re: Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 12, Issue 62

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 29 15:58:18 PST 2003

> "David W. Littlefield" <dwlit at cpcug.org>
> I would like to have a lead sheet for "Santa baby". I haven't found it in
> Anderson or any of the commercial fakebooks.
> I've come to like it better the more I've seen the Pier 1 commercial, but
> today I heard a really neat virgin on the supermarket PA: Female vocalist
> doing it in a sort of Betty Boop/Helen Kane style. Gotta have the record!
> I'll probably put it into the "add-on" section of "Gig Book"...
> Can anyone identify the record/artist/CD?

Hi Sheik:

I don't have the lead sheet, but THE DEFINITIVE RECORD was made by Eartha Kitt
circa 1954. It was specifically written for her back then and NOBODY but NOBODY
sings it as well as she does.

Google "Santa Baby - Kitt" and I believe you will find some downloadable music
for it, as well as the lyrics as she sang them.

Steve Barbone

PS. I was just 21 when I first heard it and will never forget how sexy it is/was
when she sang it. Then saw her sing it and was transfixed again.

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