The Gambler is the sixth studio album by Kenny Rogers, released by United Artists in December 1978. One of his most popular, it has established Rogers' status as one of the most successful artists of the 1970s and 1980s. The album reached many markets around the world, such as the Far East and Jamaica, with Rogers later commenting "When I go to Korea or Hong Kong people say 'Ah, the gambler!'" (as per the sleeve notes to the 1998 released box set "Through the Years" on Capitol Records). The album has sold over 35 million copies.[2][3]The title track "The Gambler" was written by Don Schlitz, who was the first to record it. It was also covered by several other artists, but it was Kenny Rogers' adaptation of the tale that went on to top the country charts and win a Song of the Year Grammy, later becoming Rogers' signature song. Although Johnny Cash recorded the song first, Rogers's version was released first. Both this song and "She Believes in Me" became pop music hits, helping Rogers become well-known beyond country music circles. Although largely compiled from songs by some of the music business's top songwriters, such as Alex Harvey, Mickey Newbury, and Steve Gibb, Rogers continued to show his own talent for songwriting with "Morgana Jones". The album was produced by Larry Butler.

 

Tracklist

The Gambler 3:32
I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again 2:55
King Of Oak Street 4:55
Making Music For Money 3:10
The Hoodooin' Of Miss Fannie Deberry 4:44
She Believes In Me 4:11
Tennessee Bottle 3:59
Sleep Tight, Goodnight Man 2:52
A Little More Like Me (The Crucifixion) 2:47
San Francisco Mabel Joy 3:36
Morgana Jones 3:03

Kenny Rogers - The Gambler [LP]

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