Ramblin' Man (The Allman Brothers Band song)


Ramblin' Man (The Allman Brothers Band song)

Infobox Single
Name = Ramblin' Man



Cover size = 170
Caption =
Artist = The Allman Brothers Band
from Album = Brothers and Sisters
A-side =
B-side = Pony Boy
Released = 1973
Format = 7" 45 RPM Single
Recorded = 1972
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:58
Label = Capricorn Records
Writer = Dickey Betts
Producer = Johnny Sandlin, The Allman Brothers
Certification =
Chart position =* #2 Billboard Hot 100
Last single = "Ain't Wastin' Time No More"
(1972)
This single = "Ramblin' Man"
(1973)
Next single = "Jessica"
(1973)
Misc =
"Ramblin' Man" is a 1973 song (written by Dickey Betts, who also sang lead vocals. [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=838 Ramblin' Man Songfacts] . "Songfacts". Retrieved May 16 2007.] ) by The Allman Brothers Band, featured on their album "Brothers and Sisters".

The song, based on a 1951 song of the same name by Hank Williams, was The Allman Brothers Band's first and only top ten single, topping out at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; it was held out of first place ironically by Gregg's future wife Cher's "Half-Breed". The song is sung by Betts and also features his lead guitar work, with support from session musician Les Dudek. Allmusic Guide writes that "the chorus is perhaps the catchiest and prettiest hook in all of Southern rock". [cite web|url=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:hxfuxzwaldhe|title=Ramblin' Man Review|author=Erlewine, Stephen Thomas|publisher=AllMusic Guide|accessdate=2007-05-11]

The song forms part of the canon of American classic rock, and more specifically southern rock and has been featured in several movies, including "The Exorcist", "Big Fish", and "When Harry Met Sally".

Despite being the band's biggest chart hit, since the mid-seventies it has only rarely been performed live by the band. Betts has said the song's structure doesn't lend itself well to improvisation, a key aspect of the band's live performances.

The song is a playable track in the music video games "Rock Band 2" and "Guitar Hero World Tour".

The song was also featured on the show "Supernatural_(TV_series)"

Cover versions include one by country musician Gary Stewart, who had a minor hit with the song in 1973.

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