Written and sung by guitarist Dickey Bettsthe song was inspired by a song of the same Ramblin Man - The Allman Brothers Band - 3CD»Playlist+Plus by Hank Williams. It is considerably more inspired by country music than other Allman Brothers Band compositions, which made the group reluctant to record it. Guitarist Les Dudek provides guitar harmoniesand it was one of bassist Berry Oakley 's last contributions to the band.
The song became the Allman Brothers Band's first and only top 10 single, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot chart and number twelve on the Easy Listening chart. An embryonic version, referring to a "ramblin' country man," can be heard on the bootleg The Gatlinburg Tapesfeaturing the band jamming on an off-day in April in GatlinburgTennessee.
Everyone had gone to bed but I was sitting up," said Betts in It was one of the first songs, alongside "Wasted Words", recorded for Brothers and Sisters He and Betts had worked out the harmony parts together.
I was standing where Duane would have stood with Berry just staring a hole through me and that was very intense and very heavy," said Dudek. According to Dudek, the room was silent upon its ending and roadie Red Dog remarked, "That's the best I heard since Duane. Johnny Sandlin, producer of Brothers and Sistersremarked that he thought it was "crazy" to be Ramblin Man - The Allman Brothers Band - 3CD»Playlist+Plus as a single, because "nothing else sounds remotely similar, with the possible exception of " Blue Sky ," which had a similar, upbeat major-key bounce.
The song is set in the time signature of common time, with a tempo of beats per minute. It is set in the key of A-flat major. Betts's vocals range from the low-note of Ab 3 to the high-note of Gb 4. Capricorn executives were split between issuing "Wasted Words" or "Ramblin' Man" as the lead single.
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He stumbles into a diner where "Ramblin' Man" is playing on the jukebox and you can see the date on the newspaper that reads April 30,three whole months before the song was released. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article appears to contain trivial, minor, or unrelated references to popular culture. Please reorganize this content to explain the subject's impact on popular culture, providing citations to reliable, secondary sourcesrather than simply listing appearances.
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