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  • David Hood and The Swampers Release New Muscle Shoals Album

    David Hood and The Swampers Release New Muscle Shoals Album

    The Muscle Shoals sound was the key to some America’s most popular music of the ’60s and ’70s. The secret weapon, of course, was the group of musicians, dubbed The Swampers, who made up the legendary rhythm section for so many hits. They crafted hits for Aretha Franklin, Big Joe Turner, the Staple Singes, Paul... »

  • Legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Now Open To Public

    Legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Now Open To Public

    Muscle Shoals, Alabama has been a mecca for music lovers ever since it became a hub for the music industry in the ’60s. Now it will have a greater draw as the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios has re-opened as a museum. The studio has been restored to its former glory for tours and will... »

  • Bass Players to Know: David Hood

    Bass Players to Know: David Hood

    It’s been roughly a year since we featured David Hood in the interview, I’ll Take You There, so it’s about time we highlighted him in this series. Taking an opportunity to revisit his music, I am yet again reminded of his musical sensibilities, refined approach, and unmistakable feel. Known for his session work with the... »

  • Muscle Shoals Documentary Now Available

    Muscle Shoals Documentary Now Available

    “You just didn’t expect them to be as funky, or as greasy as they were.” That’s how Aretha Franklin describes The Swampers, the legendary house band at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in the star-studded documentary . The band, including bassist David Hood, then went on to co-found the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios... »

  • I’ll Take You There: An Interview With David Hood

    I’ll Take You There: An Interview With David Hood

    Think about your favorite bass line. Sing it in your head. Picture yourself hearing it on the radio… you’re driving in the car and suddenly you hear this groove pulsating from the speakers. At that moment, you bop your head, tap your fingers, and forget about where you’re going. You don’t worry about the work... »