David Hood


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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

David Hood is the co-founder of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama.  The studio was formed in 1969 when four session musicians left Frame Studios to create their own recording studio.  The four, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett and David, were first a well-known rhythm section that backed the likes of Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett.  David’s bass playing can be heard on “Tell Mama” by Etta James, “Take a Letter Maria” by RB Greaves, “Loan Me a Dime” by Boz Scaggs and “I’ll Take You There” by the Staple Singers.  David was honored for his long career in music by being inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame!