The Allman Brothers’ Isolated Vocals For “Ramblin’ Man”

“Ramblin’ Man” is The Allman Brothers Band’s first and only top 10 single, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Written by guitarist Dickey Betts, the song was inspired by a 1951 song of the same name 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. Johnny Sandlin, producer of Brothers and Sisters, remarked that he thought it was “crazy” to be released as a single, because “nothing else sounds remotely similar.