Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
Studio album by The Bob Seger System
Released April 1969
Recorded 1968
Genre Hard rock, psychedelic rock
Length 36:07
Label Capitol
Producer The Bob Seger System and Punch Andrews
The Bob Seger System chronology
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
(1969)
Noah
(1969)
Singles from Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
  1. "2 + 2 = ?"
    Released: January 1968
  2. "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"
    Released: February 1968
  3. "Ivory"
    Released: 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Ramblin' Gamblin' Man is the first studio album by American rock band The Bob Seger System, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). The original title was Tales of Lucy Blue, hence the cover photo. In the liner notes, Bob Seger says (sarcastically) he later realized Lucy Blue was Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, and so changed the title of the album. He then thanks "Doctor Fine" for this realization. (Doctor Fine being the person who made Seger change the album's name.) The title track was also performed on Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's live album Live Bullet. More recently, it was covered by fellow Hideout/Capitol Records artist Huck Johns on his debut album Huck.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Bob Seger, except where noted. All songs arranged by The Bob Seger System and Punch Andrews. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"     2:21
2. "Tales of Lucy Blue"     2:28
3. "Ivory"     2:23
4. "Gone"   Dan Honaker 3:28
5. "Down Home"     3:01
6. "Train Man"     4:06
7. "White Wall"     5:20
8. "Black Eyed Girl"     6:33
9. "2 + 2 = ?"     2:49
10. "Doctor Fine"     1:05
11. "The Last Song (Love Needs to Be Loved)"     3:04

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

  • Michael Erlewine – blues harp on "Down Home"
  • Glenn Frey – Backing vocals and acoustic guitar on "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"[3]

Production[edit]

  • The Bob Seger System & Punch Andrews
  • Engineer: Jim Bruzzese
  • Liner notes: Bob Seger
  • Back cover illustration (LP) - Lockhart [4]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1969 Pop Albums 62

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Ivory" Pop Singles 97
1969 "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" Pop Singles 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Bob Seger System: Ramblin' Gamblin' Man > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Huck Johns - The Rising Of The New Son Of Rock!". Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Bob Seger Songs - 8. 'Ramblin' Gamblin' Man'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (Vinyl sleeve). The Bob Seger System. Capitol Records. 1969. back cover. 

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