Try Lindley's 1981 album, "El Ray-o X" on Asylum. Very eclectic, very entertaining, excellent recording. Produced by Jackson Brown
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Rbischoff, thanks for the heads-up, I'll check it out. I second Joeabrams' recommendation for El Rayo-X (I like to crank Mercury Blues up in the car!) and suggest a follow up album with Lindley and El Rayo-X called "Very Greasy." Produced by - no kidding - Linda Ronstadt and featuring more of Lindley's broad talent.
Try Lindley and Hani Naser called "Playing Real Good, Vol 1"; think that is the title. There is a cover of Cale's "Tijuana" where Lindley's weissenborn steel work is captivating.
The other tune of interest is the opener titled "The Jimmy Hoffa Memorial Building Blues". It is one of the coolest little tunes I've ever heard.
"Some a surgeon made him look a little bit like Elvis,
Others say that he simply changed his name....
Lindley also tours regularly with the Blind Boys and plays steel for them.
I have a couple of El Rayo X albums and enjoy him, but like him when he is not doing the schtick (sp?) party stuff. I love his string work and first found about him on the first four or five Jackson Browne albums.
That is why I like this album so much. Pure music, no party stuff. A great version of Mercury Blues as well. Like I mentioned above, pretty pricy.
He seemed a bit down after the concern when he was signing merchandise. He deserves better.