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Mavis Staples sings "Respect Yourself" during ShoalsFest with Swampers bassist David Hood, who played on the original Staples Singers recording at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in 1972. [RUSS COREY/TIMESDAILY] 

The list is similar to many the magazine has posted over the years, like the 100 greatest drummers or the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Hood came in at No. 27 on the list.

The text accompanying his listing mentions some of the numerous tracks Hood played on at FAME Recording Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, which was founded by Hood, drummer Roger Hawkins, the late guitarist Jimmy Johnson and keyboardist Barry Beckett.

"I'll Take You there" by the Staples Singers, "Kodachrome" by Paul Simon, "Tell Mama" by Etta James, "Take A Letter Maria" by R.B. Greaves and "Loan Me a Dime" by Boz Scaggs were just a few of the many tracks that feature Hood's low end.

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