Is anyone besides me on eMusic? I'm pretty sure it's a legal service, as it goes by subscriptions, & I always see it advertised next to Rhapsody, Napster & iTunes. Anyway, nearly everything on iTunes is on eMusic, which means a lot of old school ska tunes. What I just found today (& I'm not sure these are on other places) is Dub Store's releases!
Dub Store is the Japanese store that has been making a bunch of reissues of Jamaican stuff. I found (& previously didn't know it existed) Tomorrow's Children's "Bang Bang Rocksteady/Rain". Rain is my favorite Beatles song, & I was absolutely floored to hear it in a rocksteady style.
Anyway, the records are anywhere from $10-20, plus the shipping from Japan. I just bought this single on eMusic for $.99
Does anyone know more about the legitimacy/ethics of eMusic? My understanding is that music is placed in their service directly by the record labels. I'm not 100% convinced that is true. I remember a long time ago, that Bucket commented that Moon Ska recieved very little money from the releases sold on eMusic.
Also, I'm not saying that this is better than the vinyl, but I'd rather have a couple of songs for 99 cents than not have a 7", because it cost $25 or more.