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Jimmy Forrest
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    (January 24, 1926-August 26, 1980)
    Born in St. Louis, Missouri
    Jazz musician
    Hits include 'Night Train,' 'Hey Mrs. Jones,' and 'Bolo Blues'
    Albums included; 'Night Train,' 'All the Gin is Gone,' 'Forrest Fire,' and 'Black Forrest'
    Usually played the tenor sax
    His album titles were frequently puns involving his last name.
    He is almost forgotten today.
    His biggest hits were covers.
    He played with some of the biggest names in jazz history including; Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Count Basie.
    Former heavyweight champion <3321>Sonny Liston 'Night Train' hit #1 in 1952 for seven weeks on the Billboard R & B charts.
    He managed to stay out of trouble, was happily married, and did not die broke from a drug overdose, all remarkable achievements for a jazz musician.

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