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5 (J. J. Cale album)

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Released  August 1979
5 (1979)  Shades (1981)
Release date  August 1979
Length  37:50
Artist  J. J. Cale
Label  Shelter Records
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Recorded  Crazy Mama Studios, Nashville, Tennessee (tracks 1,6,7,12) The Lakehouse, Old Hickory, Nashville, Tennessee (tracks 2,4,5,9,10) Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee (track 3) Woodland Studios, Nashville, Tennessee (tracks 8,11)
Producer  Audie Ashworth & J.J. Cale
Genres  Blues, Rock music, Tulsa Sound, Americana
Similar  J J Cale albums, Rock music albums

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5 is the fifth album by J. J. Cale. Released in 1979, it was his first album for three years. Most of the tracks were recorded and mixed at The Lakehouse, Old Hickory, Tennessee. When the album was re-issued on CD, for unknown reasons "Katy Kool Lady" was replaced by a new song, though it was still listed as the former on the CD. This song was later included on the 2007 album Rewind: The Unreleased Recordings under the name of "Out of Style".



5 marks the first appearance of Christine Lakeland on a J.J. Cale album, a singer and musician who would play a significant role in Cale's music in the years ahead.

Paste, All About Jazz and Glide Magazine highly praised "Don't Cry Sister", Twisted Ear called the version "terrible". A live version of their recording appeared in 2016 on the album Live in San Diego. From 1984 until 2004, the song appeared on the compilation albums Special Edition (1984, Island), Best of J. J. Cale (1993, Island), Anyway the Wind Blows: The Anthology (1997, Island), The Definitive Collection (1998, Island), Classic J.J. Cale: The Universal Masters Collection (1999, Universal), 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of J.J. Cale (2002, Universal), Singers And Songwriters: Pure & Simple (2003, Time) and The Ultimate Collection (2004, Universal).

"Katy Kool Lady" was released as a single with the non-album track "Jaurez Blues" as the b-side.

Track listing

All songs by J. J. Cale, except where noted.


  • J. J. Cale: Guitars, Bass, Piano, Drums and Vocals
  • Christine Lakeland: Voices, Organ, Rhythm Guitar, Percussion and Piano
  • Billy Cox: Bass
  • Carl Radle: Bass
  • Nick Rather: Bass
  • Karl Himmel: Drums
  • Kenny Buttrey: Drums
  • Buddy Harman: Drums
  • Jimmy Karstein: Drums and Congas
  • David Briggs: Piano
  • Larry Bell: Electric Piano and Organ
  • Bill Boatman: Electric Rhythm Guitar and Fiddle
  • Bill Kenner: Mandolin
  • Farrell Morris: Vibes
  • Sherry Porter: Voices
  • Shelly Kurland: Strings
  • Carl Gorodetzy: Strings
  • Roy Christensen: Strings
  • Marv Chantry: Strings
  • Cam Mullins: String arrangements
  • George Tidwell: Horns
  • Don Sheffield: Horns
  • Dennis Goode: Horns
  • Terry Williams: Horns
  • Songs

    1Thirteen Days2:53
    2Boilin' Pot2:55
    3I'll Make Love To You Anytime3:18


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