Martin Scorsese Involved in Legal Dispute Over Rare Jimi Hendrix Track

October 18, 2010  |  2:00pm

Reuters reports that Martin Scorsese, Jimi Hendrix’s estate and a saxophonist named Lonnie Youngblood are involved in a legal dispute over the rights to a song called “Georgia Blues.”

Hendrix was a member of Youngblood’s band in the mid-1960s before hitting it big on his own. The pair reunited in 1969 to record “Georgia Blues,” which was used in Scorsese’s 2003 PBS special The Blues.

The track was also released on the album Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Jimi Hendrix. Youngblood sued Hendrix’s estate, Scorsese and MCA Records earlier this year, claiming the song was released without his permission.

Last week the Hendrix estate countersued Youngblood over the rights to the song, claiming the legendary guitarist produced and recorded the song at his own cost.

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