Summer Breeze ~ Seals and Crofts

Seals and Crofts are Jim Seals and Dash Crofts. Seals’ younger brother, Dan Seals was also well known as one half of the successful soft rock band in the same time period, England Dan and John Ford Coley, as well as a very successful country artist in the mid-1980s.

Jim Seals and Dash Crofts were both born in Texas. They first met when Crofts was a drummer for a local band. Later, Seals joined a band called Dean Beard and the Crew Cuts where he played guitar; later on Crofts joined the band. With Beard, they moved to Los Angeles to join The Champs. In 1958, Seals and Crofts toured with The Champs.

In 1963, Jimmy Seals, Dash Crofts, Glen Campbell, and Jerry Cole left The Champs to form a band named “Glen Campbell and the GCs” which played at The Crossbow in Van Nuys, CA. The band only lasted a couple of years before the members went their separate ways. Crofts returned to Texas and Seals joined a band named The Dawnbreakers (a reference to a book by the same name). Crofts eventually returned to California to join The Dawnbreakers. However, The Dawnbreakers turned out to be unsuccessful. Crofts married fellow Dawnbreaker Billie Lee Day in 1969, and both Seals and Crofts were introduced and became members of the Bahá’í Faith.

fter a long and successful run of recordings in the 1970s, the two lost their contract with Warner Brothers and set aside music for a while. They held a short reunion tour in 1991—1992 and appeared at several Bahá’í gatherings. Crofts lived in Mexico, Australia and then Nashville, playing country music and making occasional hit singles. Seals moved to Costa Rica and has lived on a coffee farm off & on since 1980, and Crofts now lives on a ranch in the Hill Country of central Texas.

Summer Breeze

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See the Curtains Hanging in the Window
In the Evening On a Friday Night
Little Light Is Shining Through the Window
Lets Me Know Everything Is All Right

Summer Breeze
Makes Me Feel Fine
Blowing Through the Jasmine in My Mind

Summer Breeze
Makes Me Feel Fine
Blowing Through the Jasmine in My Mind

See the Paper Laying On the Sidewalk
A Little Music From the House Next Door
So I Walked On Up to the Doorstep
Through the Screen and Across the Floor

Summer Breeze
Makes Me Feel Fine
Blowing Through the Jasmine in My Mind

Summer Breeze
Makes Me Feel Fine
Blowing Through the Jasmine in My Mind

Sweet Days of Summer
The Jasmine Is in Bloom
July Is Dressed Up and Playing Her Tune
And I Come Home
From a Hard Day’s Work
And You Are Waiting There
Without a Care in the World

See the Smile Waiting in the Kitchen
Through Cooking and a Place For Two
Feel the Arms That Reach Out to Hold Me
In the Evening When the Day Is Through

Summer Breeze
Makes Me Feel Fine
Blowing Through the Jasmine in My Mind

Summer Breeze
Makes Me Feel Fine
Blowing Through the Jasmine in My Mind

  • Audio from the 1972 album, Summer Breeze:

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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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