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    Hood, David (21st September 1943-Present

    He is a co-founder of The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and session bassist with FAME recording studios and The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section born in Sheffield, Alabama.  David's first instrument was the trombone, which he played in the school band, and then he graduated to the bass guitar in his late teens.  He started a band while at the University of Borth Alabama called The Mystics and got a foot in the door at FAME studios where he hooked up with Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, and Jimmy Johnson.  His first recordings there featured him on the trombone and his playing can heard on the James & Bobby Purify hit song "I'm Your Puppet" along with many others.   The four of them defected in the late '60s, with him having switched to playing the bass, and formed the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Rhythm Section.  With them he could be heard as a very prolific session musician as well as trying his hand in production of various acts.  During the 1970s he also toured with the group Traffic and part of the tour is captured on the live album On the Road.   David has performed with hundreds, if not thousands, of artists and groups which include Greg Allman, Paul Anka, Patti Austin, Joan Baez, Archie Bell & The Drells, Bonnie Bramlett, James Brown, Solomon Burke, J.J. Cale, Jim Capaldi, Kim Carnes, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Cocker, Steve Cropper, The Dramatics, Dr. Hook, Donna Fargo, Jose Feliciano, Eddie Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Glenn Frey, Lightnin' Hopkins, Etta James, Toby Keith, Albert King, Julian Lennon, Lulu, Herbie Mann, Mink DeVille, Dorothy Moore, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tony Orlando, Stella Parton, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Rabbitt, Helen Reddy, Leon Russell, John Simon, Percy Sledge, The Staple Singers, Cat Stevens, Billy Swan, Johnnie Taylor, Joe Tex, Irma Thomas and Ruby Winters to name just a very few. The albums he has worked on are too numerous to mention them all, but they include Beach House on the Moon by Jimmy Buffett, 3614 Jackson Highway by Cher, Where the Hits Are by Connie Francis, No Fun Aloud by Glenn Frey, Breakaway by Art Garfunkel, Phases and Stages by Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt by Linda Ronstadt, Havana Moon by Carlos Santana, My Time by Boz Scaggs, Back in '72 by Bob Seger, There Goes Rhymn' Simon by Paul Simon, Best Of... by Candi Staton, Atlantic Crossing by Rod Stewart and Communication by Bobby Womack as just a small selection of a huge collection.  In 1996 he became a member of The Decoys and also collaborated with Russell Smith of the Amazing Rhythm Aces on the album The End Is Not In Sight.  He continues to be a much in-demand session bassist.  Recognised for his contribution to music in 1995, he was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.


    Bob Seger recordings

    Feel Like a Number

    Capitol P-A-5077 (S97843A) (US 45)

    Fire Lake
    Capitol P-4836 (S96012) (US promo 45)



    Sources :

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hood
    2. http://www.hoodbass.com/main.html
    3. http://www.alamhof.org/hooddav.htm
    4. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gnfqxqy5ldde~T1
    5. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gnfqxqy5ldde~T4
    6. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gnfqxqy5ldde~2~T40B
    7. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gnfqxqy5ldde~3~T40B
    8. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gnfqxqy5ldde~4~T40B
    9. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gnfqxqy5ldde~5~T40B
    10. http://www.buffettnews.com/resources/coralreeferband/?bid=197


    12.                          Here he is talking about working with Paul Simon at Muscle Shoals studios...












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