Jimmy Forrest



Jimmy Forrest

Rating
Active
1935 to 1980
Born
January 24, 1920
Died
August 26, 1980
Location
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Biography
Jimmy Robert Forrest Jr. (January 24, 1920 - August 26, 1980) was a jazz musician who played tenor saxophone throughout his career. He is famous for his first solo recording of "Night Train", with its irresistible hook and classic tenor solo. He recorded frequently as both a side man and a leader. "Night Train" reached # 1 on the R&B charts in March 1952, and stayed at the top for seven weeks. "Hey Mrs. Jones" (# 3 R&B) and "Bolo Blues" were his other major hits. Forrest was born in St. Louis and played with the legendary Fate Marable as a young man.

Top Songs by Jimmy Forrest



Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Holiday in the Sun - Summer Dreaming

Holiday in the Sun - Summer Dreaming

Jimmy Forrest July 14, 2017

16 Tracks

You Got To My Head

You Got To My Head

Jimmy Forrest April 29, 2016

7 Tracks

I Love Jazz

I Love Jazz

Jimmy Forrest April 22, 2016

38 Tracks

The Vinyl Masters: Forrest Fire

The Vinyl Masters: Forrest Fire

Jimmy Forrest April 22, 2016

6 Tracks

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Jimmy Forrest June 12, 2015

27 Tracks

Awesome Moments of Music.

Awesome Moments of Music.

Jimmy Forrest January 5, 2015

8 Tracks

Because of Love

Because of Love

Jimmy Forrest January 5, 2015

7 Tracks

Most Much!

Most Much!

Jimmy Forrest November 6, 2014

9 Tracks

All the Gin Is Gone

All the Gin Is Gone

Jimmy Forrest November 6, 2014

7 Tracks

Related Blog Posts


Similar Artists