David Lindley – Live At The Bottom Line, New York (1981)

FrontCover1 David Lindley (born March 21, 1944) started his career with the psychedelic band Kaleidoscope in 1966 until 1970. Later he worked as a session musician with artists like Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne (performing a vocal on his song “Stay”), Dolly Parton, and David Crosby. His own band, El Rayo-X, released three albums in 1981-83 (the self-titled debut included “Mercury Blues”), and has released 22 albums as a solo act and appeared on 20 albums for other artists, including Browne’s 2010 release Love Is Strange, and Lindley joined Browne on tour in June 2010. His most recent collaboration was with Rickie Lee Jones in 2012.

David Lindley had released his debut solo album, El Rayo-X, in April 1981.

DavidLindleyThere was an older version in trading circles from an unknown gen and slightly shorter in length. This new posting is a total upgrade, with a known gen and complete. The tape flip was during crowd cheer, which I seamlessly pieced back together. No cuts in this recording. David dedicates ‘Brother John’ to John Lennon [Lennon was shot dead on December 8, 1980]. During the encore, David brings out his friend Jackson Browne. It’s a nice bonus.

Ras Baboo (percussion, background vocals)
Jorge Calderon (bass, vocals)
Bernie Larson (guitar)
David Lindley (guitar, vocals, fiddle, banjo)
Ian Wallace (drums)
Jackson Browne (vocals on 20. + 21.)

01. DJ Introduction 1.29
02. Twist & Shout 3:20 (Berns/Medley) 3.20
03. She Took Off My Romeos (Fuller) 5.28
04. Your Old Lady (Glick/Isley/Curtis) 5.34
05. Brother John (Neville) 8.04
06. Don’t Look Back (Robinson/White) 6.22
07. Tuning 3.27
08. The Reel Of The Hanging Man (unknown) 4.23
09. Tuning .43
10. Rag Bag (unknown) 5.12
11. Quarter Of A Man  (Fuller) 5.15
12. Band Introductions 2.51
13. Bye Bye Love  (F. Bryant/B.Bryant) 3.56
14. I’m A Hog For You Baby (Lieber/Stoller ) 3.10
15. Tu-ber-cu-lucas And The Sinus Blues  (Smith) 2.23
16. Rats In The Gramercy (unknown) 2.16
17. Mercury Blues (Douglas/Geddins) 3.57
18. DJ Comments 1.12
19. Pay The Man (Lindley/Pierre) 4.51
20. Doctor My Eyes (Browne) 6.57
21. El Rayo X (Calderón/Lindley) 4.25
22. DJ Outro 2.38



2 thoughts on “David Lindley – Live At The Bottom Line, New York (1981)

  1. Yippee! Thanks so much for updating the link for David’s great live Bottom Line album! Once again, you have “made my day”. All good wishes, Iggy


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