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Jimmy Forrest

Born: Jan 24, 1920

Death: Aug 26, 1980

Birthplace: St. Louis

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Jimmy Forrest

Date of Birth : Jan 24, 1920
Date of Death : Aug 26, 1980
Birth Place : St. Louis

James Robert Forrest Jr. was an 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.


  • Musician
  • Saxophonist

Also known as

  • Forrest, Jimmy

Awards Won

  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award
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