Remember when music and vocals was carefully crafted, and many songs were hauntingly nostalgic? What can history provide to understand why the songs were written? We are all a bit nostalgic and curious at heart. Are we not? TortoiseClimbing™ provides carefully crafted, high-quality, nostalgic songs and histories that led to those songs.
TortoiseClimbing™ was officially established in 1992 by David Goettee as part of the private release of the first album, Solo Collection. (That was songs from the WWII era, and immediately following. Plans are to revise that recording in 2024 and publicly release.) We are a small privately held family business located in Maryland, just south of Washington, DC.
The name derives from the story about the Tortoise's perseverence enabling it to triumph over the Hare. That concept is modified to be the Tortoise's perseverence climbing to heights of quality.
We specialize in nostalgic, high-quality vocals (solos, harmonies, religious and secular), accompanied by companion indepth, thought-provoking histories of the times when the songs were written. Audio is provided primarily as digital downloads: as audiophile quality FLAC files; also as Apple (AAC) or the ubiquitous MP3. Publications are similarly provided as: eBooks; podcasts of advance releases of chapters from forthcoming audiobooks. CDs are also available.
While roots leading to creation of TortoiseClimbing™ go back many decades (see Our Roots on separate Dropdown page), we began honing recording skills in 1990 when David began recording duets with good friend Terry Hamilton at Bias Recording Studio in Springfield, VA. (See Duets with Terry, which includes examples of recordings.) TortoiseClimbing™ works with a number of others bringing music and histories together.
Produce exceptional quality music and companion history publications.
Provide customers with great listening and reading pleasure, with an intellectual challenge. (Our in-depth website provides detailed background information on existing products, artists, forthcoming products, and links to sources where our products can be purchased.)
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In 2019, TortoiseClimbing™ began transitioning from a hobby into a small business:
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