5th (Lee Michaels album)

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5th
5th (Lee Michaels).jpg
Studio album by
Released1971
GenreRock
Length27:31
LabelA&M
ProducerLee Michaels
Lee Michaels chronology
Barrel
(1970)
5th
(1971)
Space and First Takes
(1972)
Singles from 5th
  1. "Do You Know What I Mean"/"Keep the Circle Turning"
    Released: May 1971
  2. "Can I Get a Witness"/"You Are What You Do"
    Released: October 1971
  3. "Rock Me Baby"/"Heighty Hi"
    Released: June 1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

5th is the fifth album by Lee Michaels and was released in 1971. It reached #16 on the Billboard Top LPs chart.[2]

The album featured three singles: "Do You Know What I Mean", which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100,[3] "Can I Get a Witness", which reached #39 on the Billboard Hot 100,[4] and "Rock Me Baby" which did not chart. The album's title is a reference to "Can I Get a Witness"; the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution deals with the rights of witnesses to refuse to give testimony that will incriminate themselves.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lee Michaels except where noted.

  1. "Keep the Circle Turning" (featuring Merry Clayton) (Joel Christie) – 2:41
  2. "You Are What You Do" - 2:58
  3. "Willie & the Hand Jive" (Johnny Otis) - 3:02
  4. "Didn't Have to Happen" - 2:32
  5. "Rock Me Baby" (Riley King/Joe Josea) - 2:28
  6. "Do You Know What I Mean" - 3:11
  7. "Ya Ya" (Lee Dorsey/Clarence Lewis/Morgan Robinson/Morris Levy) - 2:19
  8. "Can I Get a Witness" (Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland) – 3:02
  9. "Oak Fire" – 2:53
  10. "I Don't Want Her" – 2:25

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Technical[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
US Pop 16
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1971 "Do You Know What I Mean" US Pop 6
"Can I Get a Witness" 39

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