Former Hendrix Bandmate Sues Label, Martin Scorcese, Estate

    Here’s your litigious post of the day: Lonnie Youngblood, saxophone player notable for touring with James Brown and others, has sued the estate of Jimi Hendrix, MCA Records, and uh, Martin Scorcese for not being credited on “Georgia Blues,” a song he and Hendrix, who was a close friend of his in the early ’60s, recorded a few months before Hendrix died. Youngblood claims he helped Hendrix write the song in 1969 when they reunited in the studio to record some music together. Then in 2002, he was approached by a Hendrix lawyer to sell his recording of the song, which he refused, saying he was only offerend $3,000.

     

    Youngblood was then surprised to see “Georgia Blues” pop up on the Hendrix blues compilation, Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues: Jimi Hendrix, which did not include Youngblood at all in the credits. Youngblood is suing for unspecified damages, seeking honest retribution and pay for his work on the song. Read his story at Yahoo