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I finally settled down enough to say something here. Like many I got to cherish Gamble at the Peanut Gallery in North Tampa, not really Lutz by the way as it's just south of Fowler at US 41.
You'd see him warmin' up and talkin' to himself over in the corner before coming on to perform.
My favorite quote from him is his comment about Agamemnon's dog: "Agamemnon? That dog ain't blind. He just don't care." And Gamble would soothe the dog's feelin's by affectionately saying "I love you. I'm just a dog."
Philosophy major, through and through.
The world would be a better place if he were still here.
(Bought his guitar at Stuckey's.)
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Really enjoyed Gamble when seen in person, back in florida and also Philly. Since flash is no longer supported, any other way of listening on line?
Sunday, February 21, 2021
I used to catch his show in Rockford,IL. back in the seventies. He was my favorite entertainer. God Bless his soul and God Bless his family.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
I first saw Gamble at a Philadelphia Folk festival and enjoyed him immensely. I still remember laughing uproariously to the story he told about the Confederate Air Force pilot who was running the crane picking up the porta-potties....
I saw him several other times, making a point to see him when he was in the area. Last time was in Ithaca NY in the 80's. I have a couple of his albums and would like to buy more of his music.
I was saddened to hear of his passing, but not surprised to hear that he'd passed trying to help another. He was a gentleman and a great storyteller and he comes to mind from time to time and I can hear his great voice in my head, telling me about the DeKalb County Sheriff most recently.
RIP Gamble, you are missed.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
I am appalled at the news I am sharing...The City of Flagler Beach is trying to change the name of the State Park named after Gamble Rogers back to "Flagler Beach Recreational Area" and are lobbying the State Reps. Thrasher and Travis Hutson to do just that... Gamble Rogers deserves better treatment than this! Thought you would want to know if you didn't know already. I am a resident of St. Augustine, and although I didn't know Mr. Rogers I grew up with Billy Qualls, Neely's father... Here is a link to the article at Flagler Live regarding the name change..Please Please rally your fans to stop this travesty! Lets show Flagler Beach what a PERFECT STORM really is! ..http://flaglerlive.com/70031/gamble-rogers-name-change/
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Gamble continues to be an influence in my life. I have made every last one of the "Gamblefests" here in the Ancient City !
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I saw Gamble several times in Athens,Ga in the late 70's and early 80's. He was always fantastic and side-splitting funny. I don't understand why he is not listed as a former member of the Serendipity Singers on their web site.Anybody have an answer?
Monday, March 4, 2013
I first heard of and saw Mr. Rogers in WÃ¼rzburg, Germany at the Omnibus club in the mid-seventies and again at the same venue a year later. We also went down (I think) to Heidelberg to see him perform at the Cave 54 one time. (Both clubs are still in business.) The fourth time was at the Club Downunder at FSU in Tallahassee a year or so after that. He was an enthralling story teller with a wonderful way of picking on his guitar in accompaniment, a superb entertainer. I enjoyed his shows and still enjoy his music. He is missed. - don of tallahassee
Sunday, December 2, 2012
In the mid 1970's... I was in Graduate School at U of F... an aspiring Civil Engineer. I kept a boat in Camachee Cove Marina, in St. Augustine; back when that 'Marina' did not even have 'Seawalls'!! Just floating docks coming off the shore (dirt)! We spent our weekends aboard that boat; during the day going 19 miles of shore to fish, and at night, going to a little â€˜Pubâ€™ / â€˜Loungeâ€™ in the â€˜Squareâ€™ by the â€˜Bridge of Lionsâ€™â€¦ listening to Gamble Rodgers. Several years ago, I was remembering those days, and went to search where Gamble Rogers wasâ€¦ I was tremendously saddened by learning of his death. !! To this dayâ€¦ I shall never forget Gamble.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I treasure the memories of Gamble and Nancy. Proud to call them friends.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
We used to listen to Gamble on NPR years ago, and I believe he told a story about some kids putting a coral-snake mimic in the teacher's desk (red on black, friend of jack...) Do you have this story on one of his recordings? If so, I would like to buy it.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I found your site as a result of an Internet search that I do periodically looking for Gamble Rogers video or recordings.I first saw Gamble at the Philadelphia folk Festival, and was able to shake his hand when he played a small venue in Robisonia PA. As I remember, Gamble played at the Philadelphia folk Festival just before he died. He was one of my favorites and I truly miss him.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I just found an autograph from Gamble he gave to me when I was 1 1/2 years old!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Is there any way to order via PayPal or credit card? I don't think I could even FIND my checkbook...
Been looking around a long time to find his work, thank heavens for the internet! Thanks to the Memorial Foundation for keeping his work available to us, and to the next generation!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I was privileged to open for Gamble in the Canal Street Tavern some years ago. As a not-so-famous road warrior, I was not easily impressed. Gamble had no such problem with me- I was immediately taken. He was a consummate professional with a heart of gold and the old southern gentleman's manner. he was a teacher and a very spiritually deep human being. I still think on him without prompt ever so often.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
One of the funniest good ol boys I ever heard. Miss his performances.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Just finished converting my vinyl albums to CD to I-pod and enjoyed Doris and all the others on a recent flight to Barcelona!Remember many great shows at Peanut Gallery and Old Fashioned Eatin House in Lutz??Is that the name or was it a previous establishment?Long time gone.I have a signed copy of Gamble's first album if the foundation has a use for it-I will fly to FL and hand deliver.I so very much miss that man.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wish you were still here.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I probably saw gamble play 50 or more times at The Flick in Miami and several more times at USF. He gave a group guitar lesson at USF, probably 1969 or 70. He taught me to play Freight Train in his style.
He was a wonderful performer and a fine human being.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
What a great tribute to a fine man, and a true folk artist!
I had the pleasure of meeting Gamble way back in the Fall of 1975.
He had come to the University of Scranton (PA) to give us a wonderful evening of song and stories.
I have never forgotten the man, nor his wit and unique ability to combine a good story with good music.
I was saddened to learn of his tragic death, and yet, even in dying he set an example for us to follow.
"Greater love has no man, than he lay down his life for a friend."
Thank you for working to keep his memory alive in our hearts and minds.
Friday, April 17, 2009
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