10 Great songs produced by Bob Johnston

Photo: George Schowerer
Photo: George Schowerer

The Great “Music Man” Bob Johnston passed away yesterday.

Here is a tribute we posted earlier today:

We honor his life and his legacy with 10 great songs he produced.  This is not a “best songs” list, rather a list trying to shed a light on the diverse body of work he produced.

There are a lot of Bob Dylan covers on the list… sorry (can’t help myself).

Photo by Al Clayton
Photo by Al Clayton

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Bob Dylan from his album “John Wesley Harding” (1967)

The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel -from their album “The Sound of Silence” (1966))

I Walk Alone – Marty Robbins from his album “I Walk Alone” (1968)

Down in the flood (Flatt & Scruggs – Bob Dylan cover from “Changin’ Times” 1967)

Wanted Man – Johnny Cash cover of Bob Dylan from “At San Quentin” (1969)

Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright – Burl Ives cover Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1968)

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Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen from his second album “Songs From A Room” (1969)

This Wheel’s on Fire – The Byrds covering Dylan/Danko on their album “Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde” (1969)

Geronimo’s Cadillac – Michael Murphey from his 1972 album “Geronimo’s Cadillac”

I Still Can’t Believe You’re Gone – Willie Nelson from his album “The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?” (1992)

Rest In Peace Bob Johnston


6 thoughts on “10 Great songs produced by Bob Johnston”

    1. Tom Wilson was responsible for the overdub session June 15, 1965.
      The original session March 10, 1964 (Columbia Studios) was produced by Bob Johnston.

  1. This Wheel’s on Fire was written by Dylan and Danko, and is a song recorded by Dylan and The Band; not just a cover of Dylan.

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