Kath Bloom and Loren Connors’ rare Sand in My Shoe and Moonlight albums to get their first vinyl reissue treatments by Chapter Music in October

Kath Bloom and Loren Connors’ rare Sand in My Shoe and Moonlight albums to get their first vinyl reissue treatments by Chapter Music in October

Unless you had the foresight and good taste to grab them back in the early 80s or you are a guru of the crate dig, a couple of original Kath Bloom and Loren Connors albums will set you back handsomely in the hundreds today. For those “in it for the music,” don’t fret, because two rare gems from Bloom and Connors are being reissued on vinyl in October.

Kath Bloom and Loren Connors’ rare LPs Sand in My Shoe and Moonlight were both originally issued in meager helpings (approximately 300 and 200 copies respectively) on Connors’ St. Joan label in 1983 and 1984 (again, respectively). So October 4 seems like a perfect date for Chapter Music to make these sought-after sounds available to us cheapos. But you’ll have to be quick like thems back in 1983/84; both reissues are limited to 500 vinyl copies (downloads will be available too).

Bloom and Loren Mazzacane (as he was known back then) collaborated on eight albums full of sideways folk and blues beauty between 1978 and 1984. This will mark the first time both albums have been issued on vinyl (Chapter has reissued both previously on CD twofers).

Bonus tracks on Sand in My Shoe include all five songs from the duo’s “Pushin’ Up Daisies” 7-inch EP, recorded at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT on December 13, 1981 (originally released on Connors’ Daggett Records). The five tracks tacked on to Moonlight contain more rare live recordings from 1984.

Follow this link for all the Sand in My Shoe and Moonlight pre-order info and, to get you in the mood, have a listen to “I’m As Good as I Want to Be” from Sand in My Shoe and the original version of Bloom’s famous “Come Here” from Moonlight below.


Sand in My Shoe tracklisting:

01. We’re on Our Way
02. Window
03. Give It Slow
04. Baby Now
05. You Make My Dreams Come True
06. My Stupid Little Heart
07. I’m As Good as I Want to Be
08. Sand in My Shoe
09. When You Smile
10. This River
11. Same Streets
12. Seems Like I’m Always Waiting for You
13. Since I Met You
14. Little Tree (Live)
15. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Live)
16. Loren’s Blues (Live)
17. Lay My Burden Down (Live)
18. Kath’s Blues (Live)


Moonlight tracklisting:

01. To Love A Man
02. Come Here
03. Can You Find Me?
04. Puccini
05. Turn on Your Head Lights
06. End of the Night
07. What If I Found Out (instrumental)
08. You Cleared Up the Sky
09. Breathe in My Ear
10. Bicycle
11. Blues Song
12. What If I Found Out
13. Love Makes It All Worthwhile
14. The Breeze, My Baby Cries (live)
15. Light from the Lighthouse (live)
16. Fall Again (live)
17. Last Fair Deal (live)
18. What If I Found Out (Live)

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