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Mary Talbot Fee

“Most of us have these dreams. When you actually go out and make it a reality, you lose the possibility of fantasizing about it. I decided I didn’t want to go through the rest of my life without going for it.”

– Mary Talbot Fee

Talbot Fee was introduced to opera, show tunes, jazz and singing in church at a young age. Her mother, Angela, for whom the album is dedicated, was an opera singer and a musical comedy actress who performed at Carnegie Hall. The album cut “Angela” was sung in Portuguese to symbolize the inability the singer had communicating with her mother when the matriarch was afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.

Despite Talbot Fee’s affinity for jazz, she chose to focus on dance, figure skating and teaching. Not wanting to leave anything undone in a full and complete life, she decided to finally realize the dream of recording the album that has long been waiting to emerge from her heart.

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