Monday, July 04, 2011
One of my Sunday morning gospel rips is selling on eBay....
12 Sides of Smith's Sacred Singers is (are?) selling on eBay for 99 cents a pop, or $6.99 for the entire set of mp3 downloads. Sinetone AMR, whoever that is, stole the rips from my May 30, 2010 Sunday morning gospel post of this Columbia label gospel group. They even kept the track order intact!
I do the hard work of restoring the 1920s shellac in question, I post them for free, and someone takes them to sell on Amazon. Gotta love the Net sometimes. So far, a Google search is telling me nothing about the thieves, save that their releases (they seem to have a number of them) are available at CD Universe as well as Amazon.
Thanks, Sinetone AMR. I really appreciate it. If this were another blog doing this to me, I could make a "blog eat blog" pun. (The pun's probably been done.)
Ha! I just noticed that the cover art for this pirated collection (above) reads "Smith Sacred Singers." Anyway, I guess I'll have to take my post down, since these folks have copyrighted it.