JIMMY FORREST "Night Train" (United Label)

JIMMY FORREST "Night Train" (United Label): Jimmy Forrest had a tremendous hit in 1951 with "Night Train," a simple blues riff he lifted from Duke Ellington's "Happy Go Lucky Local." Although the tenorman was not able to duplicate that song's appeal with any other recording, he was a popular performer in the R&B circuit throughout the 1950s. Virtually all of his records from the era (originally made for the United label) are on this CD reissue, including five selections not previously released. The tough-toned Forrest was not really a screamer or a honker, and the 17 numbers on the set should be of interest both to early R&B and jazz collectors. Recorded in Chicago, Forrest fronts a rhythm section that includes either Charles Fox or Bunky Parker on piano and sometimes trumpeter Chauncey Locke or trombonist Bert Dabney. The music is very enjoyable and highly recommended. (Scott Yanow, Allmusic)

01 Night Train 02 Calling Dr. Jazz 03 Sophisticated Lady 04 Swingin' And Rockin' 05 Bolo Blues 06 Mister Goodbeat 07 Flight 3-D 08 Hey Mrs. Jones 09 My Buddy 10 Song Of The Wanderer 11 Blue Groove 12 Big Dip 13 Begin The Beguine 14 There Will Never Be Another You 15 Coach 13 16 Dig Those Feet 17 Mrs. Jones' Daughter
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