The Allman Brothers Band ‘Just Ain’t Easy’ 1979 Performance

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One of Their Most Underrated Songs

On April 20, 1979, The Allman Brothers Band played at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ. Halfway through their set, they played “Just Ain’t Easy” from their sixth studio album Enlightened Rogues. Written by Gregg Allman, it tackled his life in Hollywood with his wife, pop star Cher.

He wrote, “It’s about defeat and resignation, being on the bottom.” The two had a rocky and pretty controversial relationship.

Watch their performance below. Elsewhere in the same concert, John Belushi joined the band for “Hey Bartender.”

Concert Setlist

Don’t Want You No More (The Spencer Davis Group cover)
It’s Not My Cross to Bear
Can’t Take It With You
Crazy Love (with Bonnie Bramlett)
Need Your Love So Bad (Little Willie John cover)
Blind Love (with Bonnie Bramlett)
Blue Sky (with Bonnie Bramlett)
Just Ain’t Easy
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Pony Boy
Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell cover)
Try It One More Time
Southbound (with Bonnie Bramlett)
One Way Out (Sonny Boy Williamson cover)
Whipping Post

Hey Bartender (with John Belushi on vocals and :’Pegasus’ reprise)

Encore 2:

Ramblin’ Man (with Bonnie Bramlett)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (William MacEwan cover) (with Bonnie Bramlett)
Midnight Rider (with Bonnie Bramlett)
Mountain Jam (with Bonnie Bramlett)

Meanwhile, The Allman Brothers Band are digging deep into their vault as they recently announced the live archival release of “Down In Texas ‘71” available digitally on March 26. This was recorded at a gig at the Austin Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas on September 28, 1971.

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