Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1969
GenreHard rock, psychedelic rock
ProducerThe Bob Seger System and Punch Andrews
The Bob Seger System chronology
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
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
Allmusic4/5 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 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.[2]

The title track was also performed on Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's live album Live Bullet. </ref>

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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
3."Ivory" 2:23
4."Gone"Dan Honaker3:28
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


The Bob Seger System
Additional personnel


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


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


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Bob Seger System: Ramblin' Gamblin' Man > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.segerfile.com/update03.html
  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.CS1 maint: others (link)