Is it bad form to answer your own question. I was too impatient and dug around on the Google. Save yourself the headache. Download EasyFind.
This is ridiculously easy. Quit banging your head against the wall trying to get Spotlight to read an external. I spent an hour rehasing the above steps to no avail. With EasyFind I could search a query of my 43,000 song Itunes library. Search "Marley". Went through those files in about a minute's time. Everything nice and hierarchival (s that a word)? in folders. Easy to navigate and find the info you need.
Wow. Problem solved