|Released April 1969|
Artist The Bob Seger System
Label Capitol Records
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (1969) Noah (1969)
Release date April 1969
|Producer The Bob Seger System and Punch Andrews|
Genres Hard rock, Psychedelic rock
Similar Mongrel, Brand New Morning, Smokin' OP's, Seven, Beautiful Loser
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 tracks written by Bob Seger, except where noted. All songs arranged by The Bob Seger System and Punch Andrews.
Album - Billboard (North America)
Singles - Billboard (North America)
1Ramblin' Gamblin' Man2:21
2Tales of Lucy Blue2:27