TortoiseClimbing™ produces carefully crafted, high-quality, nostalgic songs and their companion histories which led to creation of those songs.
We remember when music and vocals were carefully crafted, and many songs were hauntingly nostalgic. We are still nostalgic about those times and curious at heart to recapture the feelings of the times. The companion history of when those songs were written provides a greater understanding why they are the way they are.
TortoiseClimbing™ is a small, privately held family business located in Maryland, south of Washington, DC. We work with a number of others to create the recordings and bringing their histories together. We were established in 1992 by David Goettee, when he privately released the first cassette album, Solo Collection. That was songs from the WWII era, and immediately following. (In keeping with the upgrade of our goals/mission since that album was created, plans are to augment and remix that private recording for public release in 2024.)
Our name, TortoiseClimbing™, derives from a combination of ideas:
We specialize in nostalgic, high-quality vocals (solos and harmonies) of both religious and secular music, accompanied by their companion indepth, thought-provoking histories of the times when the songs were written.
Audio recordings are provided as digital downloads, and also as CDs. The digital files are audiophile quality FLAC files, but can also be downloaded as Apple (AAC) or the ubiquitous MP3.
Publications are similarly provided as: eBooks; plus audio podcasts of advance releases of chapters from forthcoming audiobooks.
The roots that led to creation of TortoiseClimbing™ go back many decades (see Our Roots, accessible from Dropdown Submenu above). For more recent influences that led to creation of TortoiseClimbing™ (see Duets with Terry). In 1990, David began recording duets with good friend Terry Hamilton at Bias Recording Studio in Springfield, VA, which is when we began honing of our recording skills. (Note. The Duets with Terry webpage includes examples of streamable duet recordings we made.)
Produce exceptional quality music recordings and indepth companion history publications for the public.
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.)
For those interested, lots of details about how TortoiseClimbing™ goes about accomplishing these Mission/Vision/Values are provided at links in Dropdown Submenu above left about TortoiseClimbing™.
In 2019, TortoiseClimbing™ began its transition from a casual pastime into a small business:
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