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
|LPM-1317||The Four Lovers||Night Train (as Jimmie Forrest) The Four Lovers - Joyride (LP, Album, Mono)||RCA Victor||LPM-1317||US||1956||Sell This Version|
|EPA-869||The Four Lovers||Night Train (as Jimmie Forrest) The Four Lovers - The Four Lovers (7", EP)||RCA Victor||EPA-869||US||1956||Sell This Version|
|BCD 16443 AR||Various||Night Train (as Jimmie Forrest) Various - Sentimental Journey, Folge 3: Last Train To San Fernando (CD, Comp)||Bear Family Records||BCD 16443 AR||Germany||2002||Sell This Version|