Wednesday Warm Up ~ “Night Train” ~ Jimmy Forrest with Count Basie

Into the 60s in Detroit today. Ohhhhhh Yeah…

This should warm you up, infact it can it right down HOT!!!



#1 R&B hit in 1952 for Jimmy Forrest, played in every burlesque house in the country throughout history when Duke Ellington’s sideman Johnny Hodges played this opening riff in 1940 under the title “That’s the Blues, Old Man”. Then Ellington used it in an even longer composition “Happy-Go-Lucky Local”. But it was Forrest who put his stamp on it and casted into stone for good.

Another version also released in 1952 by trombonist Buddy Morrow was equally as awesome. An even more of a bumpier grind sound with hip shaking pounding drums.




Hey the 60s in early March, Rip Off Those Clothes!



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