Born : January 24, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Died : August 26, 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Worked with : Eddie Johnson (pianist), Fate Marable, Don Albert, Jay McShann, Andy Kirk, Duke Ellington, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Count Basie, Al Grey and many others. His best known composition was 'Night Train', composed with Lewis Simpkins and Oscar Washington.
At the time of his death, Forrest and Al Grey were the leaders of the The Al Grey-Jimmy Forrest Quintet.
Writing & Arrangement
|27.408||The Zara's||Night Train (as J. Forest) The Zara's - Night Train (7", EP)||Discophon||27.408||Spain||1965||Sell This Version|
|R-8115||Unknown Artist||Night Train (as J. Forest) Unknown Artist - Revival Of Rhythm & Blues (LP, Comp)||Ranwood||R-8115||US||1973||Sell This Version|
|Various||Night Train (as J. Forest) Various - Back To The Future (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp)||MCA Records||Australia||1985||Sell This Version|
|263449||The Ventures||Night Train (as J. Forest) The Ventures - The Ventures + Walk Don't Run (CD, Comp, RE, RM)||Hoodoo Records||263449||Europe||2013||Sell This Version|
|CJ001||Crown Jools||Night Train (as J. Forest) Crown Jools - Fifteen Adrift In St. John's Wood (LP)||Crown Jools||CJ001||UK||Unknown||Sell This Version|