Washboard player in a skiffle band (must have been around 1963). Drummer in a beat band (1964).
Bass player in numerous rock, blues and jazz bands (1965–1996).
Singer. No – shouter. Well – growler, maybe.
Two finger keyboard player (since 1984).
This is an album of songs that were written between 1984 and 2017. All these years they were there, went through various changes, grew, shrank, got locked away, were picked up again, grew ... Until they congested not only the hard disc but also the mind of their writer - they wanted out.
Well - here you go, my little darlings ...
900 demos later - no record company in sight - this was produced in Rich’s little home studio: Just a bass player with no bass, a growler with no autotune, and a band with just one member.
Plus, luckily, a couple of friends - Rich Choice.
released December 7, 2018
All lyrics and music written by Rich Schwab,
except Track 1: M: H. Weitz/Schwab.
All music arranged, programmed, played, sung and recorded on a Mac with Logic Pro X by Rich Schwab – with a little help from
Silvia Lamprecht – backing vocals on 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
Krazy – gui & backing vocals on 3
Bernd Delbrügge – sax on 3, 7, 11
Dirk Schlömer – gui on 4, 7, 9, 11
Gerty Beracz – gui on 1
Jürgen Schulz – gui on 6
Richard Herten – perc on 3
Klaus Winterfeld – cover sculpture
(Fat thanks to you all!)
Special thanks also go to Manfred »Schmal« Boecker, Heri Weitz, Birgit Klotz, Micki Meuser, Claudia Wendel, Wilfried Schmickler, Franz Kirchen, Claudia Schwab, Elise Schulz, Jochem Schmidt, Karin Schüller, Markus Dinter, Andy D., Herten & Hanf, Elfriede Koch, Leni & Günter Bast. MusicHelpTechGuy.
And, of course, Brigitte.
More information about the artist at www.richschwab.de
fotos © Susi Boxberg, 2016, Schwab archive,
Hope you enjoy it.
Jüchen, Germany, December 2018 – best wishes to y'all, Rich