Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
|Ramblin' Gamblin' Man|
|Studio album by The Bob Seger System|
|Genre||Hard rock, psychedelic rock|
|Producer||The Bob Seger System and Punch Andrews|
|The Bob Seger System chronology|
|Singles from Ramblin' Gamblin' Man|
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 original cover design for the album featured the nude figure from Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, but this too was changed for the final release.
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.
All songs written and composed by Bob Seger, except where noted. All songs arranged by The Bob Seger System and Punch Andrews.
|1.||"Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"||2:21|
|2.||"Tales of Lucy Blue"||2:28|
|8.||"Black Eyed Girl"||6:33|
|9.||"2 + 2 = ?"||2:49|
|11.||"The Last Song (Love Needs to Be Loved)"||3:04|
- Bob Seger – guitar, lead vocals, piano, organ
- Dan Honaker – bass, vocals
- Pep Perrine – drums, vocals
- Bob Schultz – organ on "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"
- Michael Erlewine – blues harp on "Down Home"
- Glenn Frey – Backing vocals and acoustic guitar on "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"
- The Bob Seger System & Punch Andrews
- Engineer: Jim Bruzzese
- Liner notes: Bob Seger
- Back cover illustration (LP) - Lockhart 
Album - Billboard (North America)
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1969||"Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"||Pop Singles||17|
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Bob Seger System: Ramblin' Gamblin' Man > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
- "Huck Johns - The Rising Of The New Son Of Rock!". Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Bob Seger Songs - 8. 'Ramblin' Gamblin' Man'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (Vinyl sleeve). The Bob Seger System. Capitol Records. 1969. back cover.