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Kath Bloom Loren Mazzacane – Sand In My Shoe

Kath Bloom & Loren Mazzacane
Sand In My Shoe
Style: Blues, Folk
Label: St. Joan
Catalog Number: St.J.1
Released: 1983, 80's
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A heartbreakingly intimate and rare private press record featuring American folk singer Kath Bloom accompanied by experimental musician Loren “Mazzacane” Connors. The record was originally issued in limited quantities (approximately 300 copies exist) on Connors’ St. Joan label in 1983 but has since been repressed on Melbourne-based Chapter Music. There’s an endearing DIY aesthetic to the original release from the quality of the recording, to the photograph pasted on to the cover, to the hand-drawn charcoal illustration included with the record, that all help to create a sense that these songs are private letters meant only to be shared with your closest love ones. The songs are simple and hauntingly beautiful, often dealing with loves lost and found, with Bloom’s frail voice perfectly accompanied by Connors’ snaking blues guitar. It’s a deeply personal and touching record – we hope you enjoy it!

– Phil Cho

Recommended – B5 Seems Like I’m Always Waiting For You, B6 Since I Met You

Tags: Experimental / Obscure / Private Press / Vocal
Tracklist:

A1 We’re On Our Way
A2 Window
A3 Give It Slow
A4 Baby Now
A5 You Make My Dreams Come True
A6 My Stupid Little Heart
A7 I’m As Good As I Want To Be
B1 Sand In My Shoe
B2 When You Smile
B3 This River
B4 Same Streets
B5 Seems Like I’m Always Waiting For You
B6 Since I Met You

Credits:

Acoustic Guitar, Producer – Loren Mazzacane*
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Kath Bloom
Engineer – Lonce Wyse
Illustration [Drawing] – Thomas Hanford*
Sleeve Notes – Nat Hentoff

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