Jimmy Forrest

Swing music, Composer

1920 – 1980

6 Views

Who was Jimmy Forrest?

Jimmy Forrest was an African-American jazz musician, who played tenor saxophone throughout his career.

Forrest is famous for his first solo recording of "Night Train". It reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart in March 1952, and stayed at the top for seven weeks. "Hey Mrs. Jones" and "Bolo Blues" were his other major hits. All were made for United Records, which recorded Forrest between 1951 and 1953. He recorded frequently as both a sideman and a bandleader.

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Jimmy Forrest." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 18 Nov. 2019. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/jimmy_forrest>.


Discuss this Jimmy Forrest biography with the community:


We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Jan 24, 1920
St. Louis
Also known as
  • Forrest, Jimmy
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Aug 26, 1980
Grand Rapids

Submitted
on July 23, 2013