Author: John Montagna

John Montagna is a bass guitarist, singer, songwriter (but not a “singer-songwriter”) and Brooklyn Native. He has toured the world and elsewhere with Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, The Turtles (featuring Flo & Eddie) and many other legendary hit makers, and he created the theme music for the top-rated comedy podcast “WTF With Marc Maron.” John prefers to view his all-consuming obsession with The Beatles as an asset, rather than a liability.
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A Living Link to Link Wray

Six decades later, Link Wray’s “Rumble” feels both like rock n’ roll and punk. Our interview with veteran musician Jon Paris sheds light on this guitarist who inspired Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Johnny Winter, and the Stray Cats.

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The Pleasures of the Repackaged Beatles

German rarities and Fab Four re-takes are included in these thematic Beatles collections from the ’70s and ’80s. While they may’ve been snubbed by purists, these records actually prove to be more than you’d first guess.

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Watch Your Step: Ted Hawkins’ Strong Start

His astonishing debut LP was recorded when Ted Hawkins was a street performer – and released when he was in jail. The reissue from Craft Recordings lovingly recaptures his unique blend of blues, folk, and soul.

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Lost John Coltrane Album Is a Fiery Revelation

With the master tape having been destroyed, the fact that the music survived at all is a small miracle. Don’t deny yourself the chance to check out these adventurous tracks recorded by America’s great jazz visionary.