9:30 Coffee Break: Produced by Bob Johnston

Coffee Break
What songs do you want to hear for today's coffee break? (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)

On Friday, Aug. 14, record producer Bob Johnston passed away in Nashville, Tenn., at age 83.

After working as a producer and arranger at a handful of smaller studios, Johnston moved to Columbia Records in New York in the 1960s, where he began producing a string of notable and highly influential albums, including works by Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, and Bob Dylan. Johnston later worked as an independent producer with a number of artists and labels; a select discography is listed on Bob Johnston's Wikipedia page.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's remember one of the studio greats. What songs produced by Bob Johnston do you want to hear? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Bob Dylan "To Be Alone with You"
Simon and Garfunkel "Homeward Bound"
Jimmy Cliff "Wanted Man"
Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue" (At San Quentin)
Leonard Cohen "Bird on the Wire"
The Byrds "Old Blue" (Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde)
Bob Dylan "Highway 61 Revisited"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Morningstar Coffee and Café Latté to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.


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