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Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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Released  April 1969
Length  36:07
Artist  The Bob Seger System
Label  Capitol Records
Recorded  1968
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (1969)  Noah (1969)
Release date  April 1969
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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.

Track listing

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


The Bob Seger System
  • Bob Seger – guitar, lead vocals, piano, organ
  • Dan Honaker – bass, vocals
  • Pep Perrine – drums, vocals
  • Bob Schultz – organ on "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"
  • Additional personnel
  • Michael Erlewine – blues harp on "Down Home"
  • Glenn Frey – Backing vocals and acoustic guitar on "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"
  • Production

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

    Album - Billboard (North America)

    Singles - Billboard (North America)


    1Ramblin' Gamblin' Man2:21
    2Tales of Lucy Blue2:27


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