Featured Artist

David Hood

As a session bassist and a member of the famous Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (with Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, and Jimmy Johnson), David Hood is widely admired for his craftsmanship and versatility working with an astounding range of musicians in his 40-year career. Born on September 21, 1943, in Sheffield, AL, Hood played trombone in high school, becoming proficient on bass and guitar as well. While attending the University of North Alabama, he began working with a local group called the Mystics. He gravitated to Rick Hall's Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals and made his first session appearance playing trombone on James & Bobby Purify's "I'm Your Puppet" in 1966. Switching to bass, he worked sessions at Fame for Percy Sledge, Etta James, Clarence Carter, Irma Thomas, and Arthur Conley.