Shades (J. J. Cale album)

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JJ Cale Shades cover.jpg
Studio album by J. J. Cale
Released February 1981
Recorded 1980 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (tracks 1,4,7)
Columbia Studios, Nashville TN (tracks 2,6)
The Lakehouse, Old Hickory, TN (tracks 3,9)
Woodland Studios, Nashville TN (track 5)
Paradise Studios, Hollywood CA (track 8)
Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, TN (track 9)
Crazy Mama Studios, Nashville TN (track 10)
Genre Blues, Americana, Tulsa Sound
Length 33:21
Label UK: Island
Producer Audie Ashworth , J. J. Cale
J. J. Cale chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Shades is the sixth album by J. J. Cale. Released in 1981.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by J. J. Cale except as indicated

  1. "Carry On" - 2:20
  2. "Deep Dark Dungeon" - 2:10
  3. "Wish I Had Not Said That" - 3:23
  4. "Pack My Jack" - 5:13
  5. "If You Leave Her" - 2:42
  6. "Mama Don't" (Cow Cow Davenport; arranged by J. J. Cale) – 3:50
  7. "Runaround" - 2:42
  8. "What Do You Expect" - 3:23
  9. "Love Has Been Gone" - 2:13
  10. "Cloudy Day" - 5:25



The album cover, showing a gypsy guitarist behind cigarette smoke, was the pastiche of a box of Gitanes French cigarettes.