David Lindley (musician)

David Perry Lindley (born March 21, 1944) is an American musician who founded the band El Rayo-X, and who has worked with many other performers including Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Curtis Mayfield and Dolly Parton. He has mastered such a wide variety of instruments that Acoustic Guitar magazine referred to Lindley not as a multi-instrumentalist, but instead as a "maxi-instrumentalist."[1]

The majority of the instruments that Lindley plays are string instruments, including the acoustic and electric guitar, upright and electric bass, banjo, lap steel guitar, mandolin, hardingfele, bouzouki, cittern, bağlama, gumbus, charango, cümbüş, oud, and zither.

Lindley was a founding member of the 1960s band Kaleidoscope, and has worked as musical director for several touring artists.[1] In addition, he has occasionally scored and composed music for film.[2]

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David Lindley at Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, Missouri, March 19, 2011
Background information
Also known asDe Paris Letante, Mr. Dave
BornMarch 21, 1944 (age 74)
San Marino, California, US
GenresRock, country, world music
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer, Music scorer
Years active1966–present
LabelsAsylum, Atlantic, Epic, RCA Victor, Shanachie
Associated actsKaleidoscope, Terry Reid, El Rayo-X, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt


As a teenager, Lindley took to playing the banjo and the fiddle. By his late teens, he was acknowledged as an award-winning player, having won the Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest five times.[3][4] From 1966 to 1970, Lindley was a founding member of the all-styles psychedelic band Kaleidoscope which released four albums on Epic Records during that period.

After Kaleidoscope broke up, he went to England and played in Terry Reid's band for a couple years. In 1972, he teamed up with Jackson Browne, and played in his band through 1980. During the 1970s, he also toured as a member of the bands of Crosby-Nash, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.

In 1981, Lindley formed his own band, El Rayo-X. Jackson Browne produced their first album. Their last show before breaking up was December 31, 1989. Since that time, he has toured as a solo artist, and as half of a duo, first with Hani Naser, then with Wally Ingram. He also played on a multitude of studio sessions. Between his work in the studio as a session musician or on tour as a sideman or bandleader, Lindley has worked on learning new instruments.

Work with other artists

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Lindley with Ry Cooder, Brisbane, 1980

Lindley is known for his work as a session musician. He has contributed to recordings and live performances by Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt, Curtis Mayfield, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Terry Reid, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Toto, Rod Stewart and Joe Walsh. He has also collaborated with fellow guitarists Ry Cooder and Henry Kaiser. Artist Ben Harper has credited Lindley's distinctive slide guitar style as a major influence on his own playing and in 2006 Lindley sat in on Harper's album Both Sides of the Gun. He is known in the guitar community for his use of "cheap" instruments sold at Sears department stores and intended for amateurs. He uses these for the unique sound they produce, especially with a slide. In the early 1990s, he toured and recorded with Hani Naser adding percussive instruments to his solo performances, and his instrumental repertoire which he uses in his session work. In recent years, Lindley has also toured extensively and recorded with reggae percussionist Wally Ingram. It is his touring around the world that has exposed him to part of his array of instruments that appear exotic to many Western audiences.

Lindley's voice is heard in the version of "Stay" performed by Jackson Browne. Browne's version is a continuation of "The Load Out", and its refrain is sung in progressively higher vocal ranges. The refrain of "Oh won't you stay, just a little bit longer" is sung first by Browne, then by Rosemary Butler, then by Lindley in falsetto.[5]

Lindley joined Jackson Browne for a tour of Spain in 2006. Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino, a 2-CD set of recordings from that tour, was released May 11, 2010, with Browne and Lindley touring together starting in June of that year.[6] The duo also won an Independent Music Award for Best Live Performance Album[7]


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Lindley in Oslo, 1981

Lindley has a large collection of rare and unusual guitars and other instruments from the Middle East and various parts of the world. Lindley has listed and categorized many of them on his website[8] but admits that he has "absolutely no idea" how many instruments he owns and plays, having gathered them since the 1960s.[1]

Solo discography (excerpts)

Discography with other musicians


  1. ^ a b c Kotapish, Paul (2005). "BIG little MUSIC: The Weird and Wonderful World of String Wizard David Lindley". Acoustic Guitar Magazine. pp. Cover Story. Archived from the original on June 14, 2009. Retrieved May 31, 2009.
  2. ^ IMDB, David Lindley
  3. ^ Craig Harris. "David Lindley | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
  4. ^ "David Lindley". David Lindley. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
  5. ^ Browne, Jackson (1978). "Jackson Browne The Load Out / Stay 1978". Jackson Browne in Concert Live at Shepherd's Bush Theatre, London 1978 distributed on YouTube, time mark 7:03. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
  6. ^ "With David Lindley Tour Heads To U.S. And Europe This Summer". Jackson Browne. Archived from the original on March 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  7. ^ "10th Annual Independent Music Awards Winners Announced. Independent Music Awards, March 29, 2011. Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  8. ^ Lindley, David (2005). "The Official David Lindley Web Page". Official Website. Retrieved 2009-05-31.
  9. ^ http://soundfieldband.com/BucketList/BucketList.htm

External links

David Lindley

David Lindley may refer to:

David Lindley (musician) (born 1944), American musician

David Lindley (physicist) (born 1956), British theoretical physicist and author

David Lindley (badminton), see 2009 All England Super Series – Mixed doubles

El Rayo-X

El Rayo-X is David Lindley's debut studio album, released in 1981.

James Hutchinson (musician)

James "Hutch" Hutchinson (born January 24, 1953) is an American session bassist best known for his work with Bonnie Raitt. Though his work takes him nearly everywhere he primarily resides in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA and Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii.

Lindley (surname)

Lindley is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Alfred Lindley (1904–1951), American lawyer and sportsman

Audra Lindley (1918–1997), American actress

Augustus Frederick Lindley (1840–1873), Royal Navy officer involved in the Taiping reform movement in China

Butch Lindley (1948–1990), American NASCAR racer

Charles Lindley (1865–1957), Swedish socialist and trade union activist

David Lindley (musician) (born 1944), American guitarist

David Lindley (physicist) (born 1956), British theoretical physicist and author

Debbie Lindley (born 1973), British TV presenter and journalist

Dennis Lindley (1923–2013), British statistician

Dick Lindley, English professional footballer

Earl Lindley (1933–2012), Canadian professional football player

Eric Lindley (born 1982), American artist, writer, and musician

Fred Lindley (born 1878), English Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament (MP) for Rotherham 1923–31

Fleetwood Lindley, the last surviving person to have viewed Abraham Lincoln's body

Florence Lindley, British school headmistress

Florrie Lindley, fictional character in British TV soap opera Coronation Street

Sir Francis Lindley (1872–1950), British diplomat

Hilda Lindley, American environmentalist

Howard Lindley (died 1972), Australian journalist and filmmaker

Isaac Lindley (1904–1989), Peruvian businessman

Jacob Lindley (1774–1857), first president of Ohio University

James Lindley (born 1981), English footballer

James Johnson Lindley (1822–1891), U.S. Representative from Missouri

Jen Lindley, fictional character in American TV drama Dawson's Creek

John Lindley (1799–1865), English botanist, gardener and orchidologist

John Lindley (cinematographer) (born 1951), American cinematographer

Jonathan Lindley (1756–1828), one of the original settlers of Orange County, Indiana

Leta Lindley (born 1972), American professional golfer

Louis Burton Lindley, Jr., better known as the actor Slim Pickens

Mark Lindley (born 1937), American musicologist and historian

Maurice Lindley (1915–1994), English football player, coach and manager

Nathaniel Lindley, Baron Lindley (1828–1921), English jurist, son of John Lindley

Paul Lindley (born 1966), English businessman

Richard Lindley (author) (born 1949), English author

Robert Lindley (1776–1855), English cellist

Ryan Lindley (born 1989), American footballer

Simon Lindley (born 1948), British organist, choirmaster, conductor and composer

Siri Lindley (born 1969), American triathlete and coach

Thomas Jefferson Lindley (1843–1915), American Civil War soldier, farmer and politician

Tinsley Lindley (1865–1940), English footballer

Trevard Lindley (born 1986), American footballer

Walter C. Lindley (1880–1958), United States federal judge

William Lindley (1808–1900), English civil engineer

Sir William Heerlein Lindley (1853–1917), British civil engineer, son of William Lindley

List of mandolinists (sorted)

List of mandolinists, people who have specifically furthered the mandolin, by composing for it or playing it or by teaching it. They are identified by their affiliation to the instrument.

List of songs about Tokyo

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"30 Seconds Over Tokyo" by Pere Ubu

"A French Man In Tokyo" by Talamasca

"A History Of Tokyo Rail Traction" by John Fahey (musician)

"Akasaka After Dark" by Del Kacher And His Sonics

"All The Way From Tokyo" by Elliott Murphy

"Anarchy in Tokyo" by 30 Seconds to Mars

"Aoyama Dub" by Hi Tech Roots Dynamics

"Asakusa Dub" by Hi Tech Roots Dynamics

"Asakusa Rock" by Lizard

"Attention Tokyo" by Human Audio Sponge

"Azabu Dub" by Hi Tech Roots Dynamics

"Back In Tokio" by Yellow Magic Orchestra

"Back To Tokyo" by Axelle

"Black Tokyo" by Aux 88

"Blue Tokyo" by Subaeris

"Blues From Tokyo" by Creation (Japanese band)

"Boogie Man Lives In Tokyo" by Ryojiro Furusawa & Lee Oskar

"Boulevard" by Dan Byrd

"Boy King Of Tokyo" by Bill Lloyd (country musician))

"Breakfast In Tokyo" by Ratko Zjaca, John Patitucci, Steve Gadd, Stanislav Mitrovic, Randy Brecker

"Bushwick To Shin-Juku" by Finsta Bundy

"Cheap Cheap Cheaper (Tokyo Theme)" by The Monotones

"Come In Tokyo" by Huevos Rancheros

"Dateline: Tokyo" by Brock Walsh

"Daybreak In Tokyo" by Ralph Stanley

"Don't Make Me Wait" by Bomb The Bass

"Downtown Tokyo" by Peter Parker's Rock N Roll Club

"East Side/West Side" by Slow Pain

"Escape From Tokyo" by DJ Evolution

"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea

"Fast Train To Tokyo" by Rita MacNeil

"Five Bells Over Tokyo" by Peeni Waali

"Flight To Tokyo" by Electronic System

"Foreign Prince Of Tokyo" by Alan Merrill

"From Rome To Tokyo" by Turning Point

"From Tokyo To Frisco" by Maria Verano

"From Tokyo To London" by East Meets West

"Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over)(J-Wave Mix)" by Technotronic

"Ginza" by Johnny Moore (trumpeter)

"Ginza Dub" by Hi Tech Roots Dynamics

"Ginza Lights" by The Ventures

"Ginza Ska" by The Ventures

"Go Go Go Tokyo" by The Rubinoos

"Gomen ne Tokyo" by Misaki Iwasa

"Goodnight Tokyo" by Jackie O

"Hammersmith To Tokyo And Back" by Art of Noise

"Hand Held In Black And White" by Dollar (band)

"Harajuko Dub" by Hi Tech Roots Dynamics

"(Heart of) Tokyo" by She One

"Heartache All Over The World" by Elton John

"'Here I Go To Tokio', Said Barnacle Bill, The Sailor" by Carson Robison

"Hero In Tokyo" by Burn The Negative

"Hobo Scratch" by Malcolm McLaren

"Hongkong - Tokyo" by Hubert Kah

"JAL To Tokyo" by Underworld

"Jet Stream Tokyo" by Humanoid Brian Dougans

"Kamata Hollywood City" by Gun Club

"Left My Heart in Tokyo" by Mini Viva

"Let's Go To Tokyo" by TQ

"Life in Tokyo" by Gruppo Sportivo

"Life in Tokyo" by Japan

"Livin' Tokyo" by Faust

"Lost in Tokyo" by SUPER GIRLS

"Love From Tokyo" by Rita Coolidge

"Love In Tokyo" by The Honeycombs

"Loved In Tokyo" by Max Zero

"Mejuro Dub" by Hi Tech Roots Dynamics

*Midnight In Tokyo" by Addy Flor

"Midnight In Tokyo" by Cornerstone

"Midnight In Tokyo" by Ian Mitchell (musician) Band

"Midnight In Tokyo" by Joe Lynn Turner

"Midnight In Tokyo" by Tokyo Boys

"Midnight In Tokyo" by Y&T

"Mon Amour Tokyo" by Pizzicato Five

"My Private Tokyo" by Vicious Pink

"Nanstans I Tokyo" by Hasse C

"Narita" by Riot

"Narita Express" by Russ Gabriel

"New Tokyo Blue Mood" by Subaeris

"New York - Rio - Tokyo" by Trio Rio

"Night In Tokyo" by Nahki, Tony & Chris (reggae)

"Night Train To Tokyo" by Laurel Aitken

"Nightflight To Tokyo" by Roger Bennet

"Nightlife In Tokyo" by Harold Mabern Trio

"Ohayo Tokyo" by Alcatrazz

"Ohio To Tokyo" by The Lilac Street Band

"On The Ginza" by Wayne Shorter

"One Night In Tokyo" by Bad Moon Rising

"One Rainy Night In Tokyo" by Brenda Lee

"Ooglie, Ooglie, Oogie (The Tokyo Boogie)" by Moon Mullican

"Piscine A Tokyo" by Opera Multi Steel

"Pit Inn" by Fruitcake

"Radio Tokyo" by Devin Payne

"Radio Tokyo" by Marvelous 3

"Radio Tokyo" by Yellow Power (Tony Carey)

"Rainy Night In Tokyo" by Michael Franks

"Rock And Roll In Tokyo" by G.I. Jap

"Roof Tops Of Tokyo" by Billy Vaughn

"Roppongi Panic" by Candy Dulfer

"Roppongi Street" by The Nolans

"Roppongi Suicide" by Asia Gang

"Salsa Rappsody" by Modern Romance

"Saturday Night In Tokyo" by Ian McDonald

"Sayonara Tokyo" by Singing Melody

"Secret Of Tokyo" by Kazumi Watanabe

"Shibuya Dub" by Hi Tech Roots Dynamics

"Shibuya Screen" by Bill Nelson

"Shinjuku Dub" by Hi Tech Roots Dynamics

"Shinjuku Twilight" by Eddie Higgins

"Shower" by The Mountain Goats

"Sound From Shinjuku" by Ital Horns Meets Bush Chemists (featuring Rico Rodriguez)

"Straight To Stereo (Tokyo-London)" by Dr Calculus (featured Stephen Duffy)

"Street Angels, Tokyo" by Frank Chickens

"Summer In Tokyo" by Azymuth

"Sunrise in Tokyo" by Joe Henderson

"Sunrise in Tokyo" by Tokyo Blade

"Sunshine In Tokyo" by Tirez Tirez

"Superstar In Tokyo" by Hot Cold

"Take Me Back To Tokyo" by Mega NRG Man

"Talk You All Tight(Dedicated To The City Of Tokyo)" by Kazumi Band (featuring Kazumi Watanabe)

"Teatime In Tokyo" by Helmut Zacharias

"Theme From Tokyo Bullet" by Powdered Rhino Horns

"The Third Chamber: Part 5 - 7pm Tokyo Shrine by Loop Guru

"This Is Tokyo Rose" by Tokyo Rose

"Ticket To Tokyo" by Mal Waldron & Jim Pepper

"Time In Tokyo" by Bill Nelson

"Time Is A Passer-By (In Tokyo)" by Frank Chickens

"Tokio" by Bit-Max

"Tokio" by Kenji Sawada

"Tokio" by Laura Branigan

"Tokio" by Lenny Mac Dowell

"Tokio" by Liverpool Five

"Tokio 1964" by Peter Kreuder

"Tokio Airport" by Metal Boys

"Tokio Bang!" by Soft Ballet

"Tokio Blues" by Irving Berlin

"Tokio Dream" by Makoto Horiuchi

"Tokyo" by 10cc

"Tokyo" by A Flock of Seagulls

"Tokyo" by ADX

"Tokyo" by At Vance

"Tokyo" by Athlete (from their album Beyond the Neighbourhood)

"Tokyo" by Attack

"Tokyo" by Base Ball Bear (from their album Detective Boys)

"Tokyo" by The Books

"Tokyo" by Brian Ice

"Tokyo" by Bruce Cockburn (from his album Humans; #44 on RPM in 1980)

"Tokyo" by B'z (from their album Love Me, I Love You)

"Tokyo" by Carola Häggkvist

"Tokyo" by Chips

"Tokyo" by Classix Nouveaux

"Tokyo" by Danny Saucedo (from his album Heart Beats)

"Tokyo" by Darrell Mansfield Band

"Tokyo" by David Boydell

"Tokyo" by Dollar

"Tokyo" by Donna Summer

"Tokyo" by Eikichi Yazawa (from his album Heart)

"Tokyo" by Fargo

"Tokyo" by Forcefield III

"Tokyo" by Gabi Delgado

"Tokyo" by GaGaGa SP

"Tokyo" by Geoffrey Downes & The New Dance Orchestra

"Tokyo" by Gruppo Sportivo

"Tokyo" by Hans Vandenburg & Ajax Supporters

"Tokyo" by Hirakawachi Itchōme

"Tokyo" by Hurricane

"Tokyo" by Imagine Dragons

"Tokyo" by Jerry Donahue

"Tokyo" by Jinco

"Tokyo" by Keisuke Kuwata

"Tokyo" by Kururi

"Tokyo" by Lianne La Havas

"Tokyo" by Lil' Mark

"Tokyo" by Lili & Sussie

"Tokyo" by Masaharu Fukuyama

"Tokyo" by Masashi Sada (from his album Yume Kaikisen)

"Tokyo" by Mr. Children (from their album Supermarket Fantasy)

"Tokyo" by My Pace

"Tokyo" by Nevada

"Tokyo" by Numbers Radio

"Tokyo" by Owl City

"Tokyo" by Remioromen (from their album Kachou Fuugetsu)

"Tokyo" by Rikki and the Last Days of Earth

"Tokyo" by Rockwell

"Tokyo" by Rod McKuen

"Tokyo" by Science

"Tokyo" by Shogo Hamada

"Tokyo" by Sound Tribe Sector 9

"Tokyo" by Sunny Day Service

"Tokyo" by Telekinesis

"Tokyo" by The Thompson Twins

"Tokyo" by Tino Casal

"Tokyo" by Tokyo (Robby Musenbichler)

"Tokyo" by Toshinori Kondo, Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell

"Tokyo" by Unsteady

"Tokyo" by Vinyl Theatre

"Tokyo" by Warren Carr

"Tokyo" by The Wombats

"Tokyo" by Yashiki Takajin (from his album Mood Yume Miru Otoko)

"Tokyo" by Yoeko Kurahashi

"Tokyo" by Yui

"Tokyo Alley" by ***** Hyman

"Tokyo Amazon" by Stroke

"Tokyo Bay Blues" by Ann Lewis (musician)

"Tokyo Bijin" by Yuko Nakazawa

"Tokyo Biyori" by Tomiko Van

"Tokyo Blue" by Charles McPherson (musician)

"Tokyo Blue" by Najee

"Tokyo Blues" by Horace Silver

"Tokyo Blues" by John Kaizan Neptune

"Tokyo Blues" by Mark Lindsay

"Tokyo Boogie Boogie Night" by Keito Saito & Axel Zwingenberger

"Tokyo Bootlegger Man" by David Lindley (musician)

"Tokyo Boy" by Ra

"Tokyo Boy" by Sandra Kim

"Tokyo Butterfly" by Jerry Smith

"Tokyo By Night" by Gina T

"Tokyo By Night" by Toshiro Mayuzumi

"Tokyo City" by The Slickers

"Tokyo Cosmopolitan" by Jamaaladeen Tacuma

"Tokyo Dawn" by Doc Scott

"Tokyo Days" by Yuna Ito

"Tokyo Dreamer" by Beat Culture

"Tokyo Drift (Fast and the Furious)" by Teriyaki Boyz

"Tokyo Drift" by Bass Mekanik

"Tokyo Drift" by Yung Lean

"Tokyo Drive" by Aux 88

"Tokyo Drive" by TOKIO

"Tokyo Dub" by Juno Reactor

"Tokyo Fever" by J Boss Band (Jürgen Boss)

"Tokyo Flyer" by Rah Band

"Tokyo Girl" by Ace of Base

"Tokyo Girl" by Guru Guru

"Tokyo Girl" by Michael Fortunati (entry on Italian Wikipedia)

"Tokyo Girl" by Minako Honda

"Tokyo Girl" by Shogun

"Tokyo Girls" by Tik and Tok

"Tokyo Glitterati" by Vector Lovers

"Tokyo Guitar" by Hank Marvin

"Tokyo High Life" by Dieter Reith

"Tokyo Highway" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

"Tokyo Hotel Room" by Woodpigeon + Norman Blake

"Tokyo Joe" by Bryan Ferry

"Tokyo Joe" by Matchbox (band)

"Tokyo Joe (One Roll From Paradise)" by Wigwam (Finnish band)

"Tokyo Kid" by Jean-Michel Jarre

"Tokyo Lady" by Masayoshi Takanaka

"Tokyo Love" by Cargoe

"Tokyo Mater" by Winged Beat

"Tokyo Melody" by Helmut Zacharias

"Tokyo Midnight" by Ai Otsuka

"Tokyo Night" by Mandy Gordon

"Tokyo Nights" by Bandzai!

"Tokyo Nights" by Krokus

"Tokyo Nights" by Room 101

"Tokyo Nights" by The Ventures

"Tokyo Nights" by Zane And Hogan With Kibbe

"Tokyo No Yoake" by Deep Rooted

"Tokyo, Oklahoma" by John Anderson

"Tokyo Olympiad" by Toshiro Mayuzumi

"Tokyo Pace" by John Kaizan Neptune

"Tokyo Panorama" by Toshiro Mayuzumi

"Tokyo Polka" by Country Fever

"Tokyo Rain" by Fetus Productions

"Tokyo Rain" by Mastermind

"Tokyo Return" by Dave Grusin

"Tokyo Rising" by Burning Rain

"Tokyo Rising" by Nikki Richards

"Tokyo Road" by Stranger

"Tokyo Rock'n Rollers" by 5X

"Tokyo Room" by Peter DaltreyAnd Damien Youth

"Tokyo Rose" by Chapman Whitney

"Tokyo Rose" by Focus

"Tokyo Rose" by The Good Men

"Tokyo Rose" by Hogsnort Rupert

"Tokyo Rose" by Idle Eyes

"Tokyo Rose" by Riot

"Tokyo Rose" by The Rods

"Tokyo Rose" by Shok Paris

"Tokyo Rose" by UK Subs

"Tokyo Rose Sings The Blues" by Richie Cole (musician)

"Tokyo Sally" by Creation (Japanese band)

"Tokyo Scenario" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN

"Tokyo-Scope" by The Mitgang Audio

"Tokyo Shuffle" by Breakfast Band

"Tokyo...Singin' In The City" by Masayoshi Takanaka

"Tokyo Soundscape" by The Clarke & Ware Experiment (Vince Clarke & Martyn Ware)

"Tokyo Stealth Fighter" by Dave Angel

"Tokyo Storm Warning" by Elvis Costello

"Tokyo Streets" by Glamour Cult

"The Tokyo Story" by Happy Ever After

"Tokyo Subway" by Slam (band)

"Tokyo Sue" by Susan

"Tokyo Summer" by Mounties

"Tokyo Sun" by Russ Gabriel

"Tokyo Sunrise" by LP

"Tokyo Sunset" by Peter Weekers & Francis Goya

"Tokyo Taxi" by The Accadians

"Tokyo Telacom" by Aux 88

"Tokyo to iu katasumi" by Morning Musume

"Tokyo Tiger" by 22 Pistepirkko

"Tokyo To Kokomo" by Peter Gallway

"Tokyo Tokyo" by D-Essex

"Tokyo Tokyo" by Die Raketen

"Tokyo Town" by Sarah

"Tokyo Town Pages" by HASYMO (an alias of Yellow Magic Orchestra)

"Tokyo Trains" by David Harrow

"Tokyo Twilight" by Santo & Johnny

"Tokyo Twist" by Tone Band

"Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)" by The Wombats

"Tokyo Voix" by Gennaro Le Fosse

"Tokyo (We Want To Go To)" by Komputer

"Tokyo Woman" by Roy Gaines & Mitsuyoshi Azuma

"Tokyorio" by Chaplin Band

"Tokyo's Burning" by Anarchy

"Tokyo's Burning" by Genuine Brandish

"Tokyo's On Fire" by W.A.S.P.

"Tokyo's Theme" by Roland Alphonso

"Tony Goes To Tokyo (And Rides The Bullet Train)" by The Revox Cadets

"Tonight in Tokyo" by Sandie Shaw

"Touch" by Lori and the Chameleons

"Trip To Tokyo" by Dekstrom

"The Trip To Tokyo" by Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn

"Truth (Tokyo Noir)" by Time Machine

"Turn Around In Tokyo" by The Babys

"Twilight In Tokyo" by Buck Ram

"Two 'D's From Shinjyuku, Dig & Dug" by Billy Harper & Jon Faddis

"Ueno Park 5AM" by Mario Piu & Jurgen Cecconi

"Una Sera Di Tokio" by Sandra Alexandra

"Utsukushii Shibuya" by Ozma

"Vienna Calling" by Falco

"Wake Up" by Hilary Duff

"Walk In Tokyo" by Gladstone Anderson

"Welcome to TOKYO" by Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE

"What’s The Time In Tokyo" by Marcella Detroit

"When It's Cherry Time in Tokio" by James P. Johnson

"When Tokyo?" by Eric Gale

"Woman from Tokyo" by Deep Purple

"Woman In Tokyo" by Mega NRG Man

"Work Away Tokyo Day" by Andy Partridge

"Y.S. Tangled In Tokyo" by Haruomi Hosono and Bill Laswell

"You And Not Tokio" by Marquess feat Alexandra Ungureanu

Mercury Blues

"Mercury Blues" is a song written by K. C. Douglas and Robert Geddins, and first recorded by Douglas in 1948. The song, originally titled "Mercury Boogie," pays homage to the American automobile marque, which ended production in 2010.The song has been covered among others by the Steve Miller Band (1967, at The Monterey International Pop Festival, and 1976, on their album, Fly Like an Eagle), David Lindley (1981), the Finn Pave Maijanen (1987), Alan Jackson (1993), Meat Loaf (2003) and Dwight Yoakam (2004). Maijanen's version in Finnish is named "Pakko saada BMW" (meaning Gotta have a BMW), but Maijanen has performed the song as "Mercury Blues" live as well. Lindley's version, from his 1981 album El Rayo-X, peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Meat Loaf's version appears as a hidden track at the end of his 2003 album Couldn't Have Said It Better. Dwight Yoakam's version appears on his 2002 boxed set, Reprise Please, Baby, and later on his 2004 compilation album, Dwight's Used Records. More recently, a blues version appeared on Jackson Browne's Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino (2010), backed by David Lindley.

Rights to the song were purchased by the Ford Motor Company (who already owned the Mercury Marquis). Ford, in turn, used it for a television commercial featuring Alan Jackson singing his version of the song with the word "Mercury" replaced by the words "Ford Truck."

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