Founder of Capitol Records, songwriter Johnny Mercer released just one album under his own name, but ‘Accentuate The Positive’ contained a host of classics.
‘Come Fly With Me’ was Frank’s first album with Billy May as arranger and conductor; it still exudes style and sophistication.
It may get many people's vote as the ultimate Wings album, but it took nearly nine months to reach No. 1 in the UK.
With his third Capitol LP in five months, the singer-guitarist was ending 1967 as one of the hottest new properties in country music.
On her Grammy-winning album, How Glad I Am, Nancy Wilson established herself as a singular storyteller able to switch effortlessly between pop, jazz and R&B
Fifty years after its release, The White Album remains a groundbreaking record, lauded my many Beatles fans – though dividing the opinions of some.
Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ was a slow burn at first, but its mind-boggling inventiveness is now rightly hailed as one of the cornerstones of hip-hop.
The pinnacle of Louis Prima’s career, his 1956 album, The Wildest!, blended jazz chops with danceable grooves, and became an influence on Elvis Presley.
The album advertised the artist's rare ability to interpret UK and US pop, the country, soul and folk flavours of her past and the West Coast album sound.
Released in 1984, Solid defined the synthetic sound of 80s R&B and, with its infectious title track, marked the commercial peak for Ashford & Simpson.
Brilliant and inventive, George Clinton’s debut solo album, ‘Computer Games’, was a funky return to form from the P-Funk mastermind.
Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, Ringo Starr’s third album, Ringo, was hailed as “the first to actually invoke The Beatles’ aura”.
With an array of splendid songs, Joe South’s Grammy-winning debut, ‘Introspect’, was a slow burner that finally caught alight and remains a late 60s gem.
‘Night Moves’ was Bob Seger’s first album with The Silver Bullet Band. Promoting him to superstar status, it sold over six million copies in the US.
Recorded live at Capitol Studios, in front of family and friends, ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’ transformed “the new Charlie Parker” into an unlikely 60s pop star.