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Night Train
Jimmy Forrest
Night Train
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Jimmy Forrest
Title: Night Train
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Delmark
Release Date: 9/18/1993
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Style: Jump Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 038153043520, 038153043513

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Jimmy Forrest:The Pride of Saint Louis
Ted Ficklen | Saint Louis, MO USA | 06/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jimmy Forrest came up in Saint Louis playing small clubs at about the same time Miles Davis started his career. While Davis' career soon took a turn to the avant-garde, Forrest remained rooted in the big band and rhythm tradition. After he created the famous saxophone riff, he became known as Jimmy "Night Train" Forrest and made a career out of repeating it. Yes, the riff is basically a cop from Ellington, but Art is not above theft. Night Train is one of the signature sounds of the 1950's & 60's. Sonny Liston used to work out to it before his fights. There have been many versions of this song since Forrest, most notably, perhaps, James Brown's funky recast, but none quite equal the sweet, fresh vibrato of the original. Its like cold beer and hot beans n' rice on a summer day."
This Is Personal....
jazzluvermee | Tulsa, Ok United States | 02/20/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

""Night Train" is one of those tunes that you could just listen to forever and not get tired of it. The other cuts, in my opinion, are not nearly as strong as the title, hence the three stars("Night Train" by itself rates off the charts). Personally, I think no other version of "Night Train" even touches this one, even James Brown's(which is saying something)."