A native of Sheffield, Alabama, David Hood was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1995 and into the Musician’s Hall of Fame in 2008. Both inductions were as bassist of the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section.
As a member of the Mystics in the early 1960’s, Hood played the fraternity circuit throughout the Southeast. Soon he was playing sessions on trombone and bass at Shoals music studios. Hood eventually became a member of the Rhythm Section at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, where he teamed up with Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins and Barry Beckett.
In 1969, the four left FAME and created Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in nearby Sheffield. The rest is history, with David and the Rhythm Section recording hits with R.B. Greaves, Aretha, Lulu, The Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Bobby Womack, Mel and Tim, Paul Simon, Traffic, Millie Jackson, Bob Seger, Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Buffett, Dr. Hook, Oak Ridge Boys, Glen Frey, and many, many more.
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