This recording was a limited private product of Cassettes for friends and family that Mr. Goettee made of songs from before, during the WWII era and decades shortly thereafter. It is entirely solo vocal and piano accompaniment, with the exception of Karaoke tape accompaniments on three of the songs.
TortoiseClimbing's plan is to revist this recording following the processes used for completing the Hymns and Songs for Living project. Phase II of that project converted the previously recorded materials from the analogue master tapes used for Phase I, to digital files, which were then used for Phase II. So the plan for the Nostalgic Solos project is to similarly convert the analogue master tapes Mr. Goettee has for that project to digital files.
Historical Technical Note
In the early 1990's when the Nostalgic Solos project was recorded in Studio B at Bias Recording Studio, it was before the digital revolution in recording became commerically available. Thus, the same technical recording medium used for Phase I of Hymns and Songs for Living was used for Nostalgic Solos, namely:
- 24 track;
- 2 inch analog master tape;
- At 30 inches per second;
- At that time Bias was still using Dolby A noise reduction on master tapes in Studio B.
Bias later upgraded Studio B to use Dolby SR as the noise reduction technology on the analogue master tapes, which they had previously done for Studio A. (That is why Hymns and Songs for Living, which was recorded years later, was recorded using Dolby SR.)
Very fortunately the current owner of Bias, Bob Dawson, advised Mr. Goettee in October 2019 there is an "app" that allows correctly converting analogue master tapes that historically used the older Dolby A noise reduction technology to digital files.
Subsequent steps include remixing, and re-mastering.
A copy of the playlist of songs that were included on the cassette recording is provided for your background as a Work-in-Process.