Evening Standard, Hulton Archive LONDON (AP) - Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles.…
- Posted on Jul 15th 2010 5:00AM by Julian Marszalek
The track appears on a Hendrix-themed album that was released in conjunction with 'Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues' -- the Oscar-wining director's TV series charting the history of the blues. Youngblood claims that permission to use the track wasn't sought and, as owner of the song's copyright, has been forced to sue the Jimi Hendrix Estate, MCA Records who released the album, and also director Martin Scorsese.
Court papers have revealed that the Hendrix Estate offered Youngblood $3,000 for the song's rights but the musician refused to accept. "It's the principle," he explained to Associated Press. "I want my song back. They had no right to take my song."
According to Youngblood, the pair -- who had originally played together in New York when the guitarist was still known as Jimmy James -- recorded the track in a New York studio in 1969. The two also recorded together in 1966, a session that produced tracks for artists such as the Icemen, which can be heard below.