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David Hood

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David Hood
Hood (far left) on stage with Traffic in 1973
Hood (far left) on stage with Traffic in 1973
Background information
Born (1943-09-21) September 21, 1943 (age 80)
Sheffield, Alabama U.S.
GenresRock, R&B
Occupation(s)Session musician
Instrument(s)Bass guitar, trombone

David Hood (born September 21, 1943) is an American musician, hailing from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, He is known for playing the bass guitar and trombone, and is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Early life and education


Hood was born in Sheffield, Alabama and attended the University of North Alabama.



Hood started his career playing with the Mystics and as a backup musician at FAME Studios. He went on to co-found Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, where he produced songs for Willie Nelson, Cher and others. He played bass on albums by Boz Scaggs, Joe Cocker, Albert King, Aretha Franklin, Cat Stevens, Peabo Bryson, Wendy Waldman, Julian Lennon, Paul Simon, Lulu, Shirley Brown, Glenn Frey, Patti Austin, Joan Baez, Tony Joe White, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart, Solomon Burke, J. J. Cale, Art Garfunkel, Bob Seger, Shelby Lynne, Bugs Bunny, Leon Russell, William Bell, Traffic, the Staple Singers, Frank Black, Odetta, John Hiatt, Etta James, John Altenburgh, Johnny & The MoTones and Percy Sledge. Hood appeared in 2009 on Klaus Voormann's solo album A Sideman's Journey.[1] He participated in the Waterboys album, Modern Blues, recorded mainly in Nashville, and is currently[when?] on tour with them.

Personal life


Hood is married to Judy Sockwell Hood. Hood's son, Patterson Hood, is the frontman and one of two (formerly three) songwriters for Drive-By Truckers.



With Paul Anka

  • Feelings (United Artists Records, 1975)

With Nicole Atkins

With Patti Austin

  • Body Language (CTI Records, 1980)
  • In My Life (CTI Records, 1983)

With Joan Baez

With William Bell

  • Wow... (Stax Records, 1971)
  • Phases of Reality (Stax Records, 1972)

With Frank Black and Reid Paley

With Frank Black

With Bobby Bland

  • Midnight Run (Malaco Records, 1989)
  • Portrait of the Blues (Malaco Records, 1991)
  • Sad Street (Malaco Records, 1995)
  • Memphis Monday Morning (Malaco Records, 1998)
  • Blues at Midnight (Malaco Records, 2003)

With Bonnie Bramlett

  • Lady's Choice (Capricorn Records, 1976)
  • Beautiful (Rockin' Camel, 2008)

With Dee Dee Bridgewater

With Dianne Brooks

  • Back Stairs in My Life (Reprise Records, 1976)

With Shirley Brown

  • Joy & Pain (Malaco Records, 1993)
  • Unleashed (Malaco Records, 2009)

With Peabo Bryson

  • Peabo (Bullet Records, 1976)

With Jimmy Buffett

With Solomon Burke

  • Proud Mary (Ola, 1969)

With Billy Burnette

  • Gimme You (Columbia Records, 1980)

With J. J. Cale

With Kate Campbell

  • Monuments (Evangeline Records, 2003)
  • 1000 Pound Machine (Large River Music, 2012)

With Kim Carnes

With Clarence Carter

  • This is Clarence Carter (Atlantic Records, 1968)
  • Testifyin (Atlantic Records, 1969)
  • All Y'all Feeling Alright (Cee Gee Entertainment, 2003)

With Beth Nielsen Chapman

  • Hearing It First (Capitol Records, 1980)

With Cher

With Jimmy Cliff

With Joe Cocker

With A. J. Croce

  • Just Like Medicine (Compass Records, 2017)

With Steve Cropper

  • Night After Night (MCA Records, 1982)
  • Dedicated – A Salute to the 5 Royales (429 Records, 2011)

With Sheryl Crow

  • Threads (Big Machine Records, 2019)

With Billy Ray Cyrus

  • The SnakeDoctor Circus (BBR, 2019)

With Gail Davies

  • The Game (Warner Bros. Records, 1980)

With Mink DeVille

With Willy DeVille

With José Feliciano

  • Sweet Soul Music (Private Stock Records, 1976)

With Eddie Floyd

  • Soul Street (Stax Records, 1974)

With Aretha Franklin

With Glenn Frey

With Art Garfunkel

With Barry Goldberg

  • Two Jews Blues (Buddah Records, 1969)
  • Barry Goldberg (Atco Records, 1974)

With James Govan

  • I'm in Need (Charity, 1987)

With John P. Hammond

  • Southern Fried (Atlantic Records, 1971)

With Ronnie Hawkins

  • Ronnie Hawkins (Cotillion Records, 1970)

With Levon Helm

With Jason Isbell

With Etta James

With Margie Joseph

  • Margie Joseph Make a New Impression (Volt Records, 1971)

With Albert King

With Jim Lauderdale

  • Black Roses (Sky Crunch Records, 2013)
  • London Southern (Proper Records, 2017)

With Bettye LaVette

With Julian Lennon

With Lulu

With Shelby Lynne

With Mac McAnally

With Mary MacGregor

With Lonnie Mack

With Delbert McClinton

  • Second Wind (Capricorn Records, 1978)
  • The Jealous Kind (Capitol Records, 1980)
  • Plain from the Heart (Capitol Records, 1981)

With Bill Medley

  • Still Hung Up for You (RCA Records, 1985)

With Frankie Miller

  • Standing on the Edge (Capitol Records, 1982)

With Jackie Moore

  • Make Me Feel Like a Woman (Kayvette, 1975)

With Willie Nelson

With Laura Nyro

With The Oak Ridge Boys

With Odetta

With Danny O'Keefe

  • Danny O'Keefe (Cotillion, 1970)

With Lindi Ortega

With Dan Penn

  • Nobody's Fool (Bell Records, 1973)
  • Do Right Man (Sire Records, 1994)
  • Something About the Night (Dandy Records, 2016)

With Wilson Pickett

  • Hey Jude (Atlantic Records, 1969)
  • Right On (Atlantic Records, 1970)
  • Don't Knock My Love (Atlantic Records, 1971)

With Don Preston

  • Been Here All The Time (Shelter Records, 1974)

With Primal Scream

With Eddie Rabbitt

With Helen Reddy

With Johnny Rivers

  • The Road (Atlantic Records, 1974)
  • Borrowed Time (RSO Records, 1980)

With Linda Ronstadt

With Billy Joe Royal

  • Billy Joe Royal (Atlantic Records, 1992)

With Calvin Russell

  • Calvin Russell (Last Call Records, 1997)
  • Sam (Last Call Records, 1999)

With Leon Russell

With Carlos Santana

With Boz Scaggs

With Bob Seger

With John Simon

  • John Simon's Album (Warner Bros. Records, 1970)

With Paul Simon

With Mavis Staples

With Candi Staton

  • Candi (Warner Bros. Records, 1974)
  • Life Happens (Beracah Records, 2014)

With B. W. Stevenson

  • Rainbow Down the Road (Amazing Records, 1990)

With Cat Stevens

With Rod Stewart

With Billy Swan

  • Four (Columbia Records, 1977)

With Kate Taylor

With Traffic

With Toulouse

  • Toulouse (Magique, 1976)

With Vaya Con Dios

With Wendy Waldman

  • Gypsy Symphony (Warner Bros. Records, 1974)

With Leslie West

  • Soundcheck (Provogue Records, 2015)

With John Paul White

  • Beulah (Single Lock Records, 2016)
  • The Hurting Kind (Single Lock Records, 2019)

With Tony Joe White


  1. ^ "Klaus Voormann, A Sideman's Journey". AllMusic. Retrieved October 20, 2015.