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Stories Behind the Songs: David Hood
Stories Behind the Songs

Stories Behind the Songs: David Hood

The story of Muscle Shoals as a recording mecca is simply incredible. We’re thrilled to share the return of our “Stories Behind the Songs” series, with the great David Hood sharing 15 of his memorable tracks.

David Hood and The Swampers Release New Muscle Shoals Album
New Albums

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 Simon, Rod Stewart, and more....

Legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Now Open To Public
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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 be a working recording facility...

Bass Players to Know: David Hood
Bass Players To Know

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 Rhythm Section, he...

Muscle Shoals Documentary Now Available
New Albums

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 in 1969, solidifying the tiny...

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

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 that’s at the office, the...