Bobby Wood

Bobby Wood

A former member of one of the most successful studio groups ever, the 827 Thomas Street Band, keyboardist Bobby Wood has been influential in both Memphis and Nashville, playing on some of the most vital soul and country records ever released, as well as writing several #1 country hits.

Heavily influenced by Jerry Lee Lewis early on in his career, Wood moved to Memphis in 1960 in hopes of becoming an actor (Acting? In Memphis?). In any case, the young keyboardist was befriended by Sun Records engineer Stan Kesler who fostered Woods' talent, eventually helping him release the 1964 hit "If I'm A Fool for Lovin' You" on Joy Records. It was while touring in support of "Fool" that Woods was injured in a car crash that laid him up for over half a year, effectively ending his career as a solo performer. Yet, in retrospect the set back turned out to be a positive one as Woods began devoting more time to studio work. When he was one of a half-dozen top players chosen by producer Chips Moman to form the American Studios House Band, Woods embarked on not only one of the most creative periods of his life, but of the music industry as well. Between 1967 and 1971 American Studios was responsible for 120 hits. Among the artists Woods backed were Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, Herbie Mann, Wilson Pickett and the Sweet Inspirations.

After Moman relocated to Atlanta, Wood made the move to Nashville and started playing country sessions. Because of his exceptional talent and track record with American Studios, Woods soon found himself in the list of Nashville's "A" musicians, playing on sessions by Kris Kristofferson, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. In the early '70s Wood also began writing and penned the hit "Still Thinkin' About You" for Billy Craddock in 1974. Since then he has wrote, or co-wrote, several hits including "What's Your Name, What's Your Number," "Talkin' In Your Sleep," and "Half the Way." In 1989, through mutual friend Allen Reynolds, Wood and Garth Brooks met and formed a musical partnership. Wood has played keyboards on all of Garth's releases and, in turn, the singer has recorded one of Wood's compositions to date.

Title Album Genre Tools
You're Gonna See Night and Day U.S.A. Country, Folk, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Bobby Wood
Era:
1960s
Genres:
Country, Folk, and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Piano, and Strings
Keywords:
Moody and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer and Victory March
Tempo:
Medium Fast
CD/Track #:
Night and Day U.S.A.
Release Year:
1963
Track ID:
41893
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
That's All I Need to Know The Joy/Select Story 1958-1965 Country, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Bobby Wood
Era:
1960s
Genres:
Country and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, and Strings
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Moody, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, In Love, Make-Out, and Make-Up
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Joy/Select Story 1958-1965
Release Year:
1964
Track ID:
41892
main mix 2:05 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Bed of Roses Bed of Roses Pop
Client:
Artist:
Bobby Wood
Era:
1960s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, and Piano
Keywords:
Bright, Campy, Feel-Good, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Morning After, Sunny Day, and Wedding
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Bed of Roses, #1
Release Year:
1965
Track ID:
49967
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back