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Seals & Crofts

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Seals and Crofts are Jim Seals (17 October 1941) and Dash Crofts (14 August 1940), a popular soft rock duo in the early 1970s, best-known for their hit “Summer Breeze”.

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. After the success of their number one Latin rock instrumental hit “Tequila”, the pair returned to Los Angeles to work as session musicians.

In 1962, 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 converted to the Bahá’í Faith.
After the failure with The Dawnbreakers, the two decided to play as a duo, with Seals on guitar, saxophone and violin, and Crofts on guitar and mandolin. They signed a contract with Talent Associates and released two LPs, which were largely ignored. The pair signed a new contract with Warner Bros. Records in 1971. Their first album with their new label was also unsuccessful, but their second album, Summer Breeze charted at #7 in 1972.

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  • adventureba

    :-)

    30 Jan 9:17am Reply
  • OLIVIA903

    SUCH A BEAUTIFULLY HARMONIOUS COUPLE OF WONDERFUL GUYS. GOOD LUCK TO WHEREVER THEY ARE.!! <3

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • flowersonthewal

    inspired by the lovely seals & crofts :) http://ryanfrailich.bandcamp.com/track/you-fell-into-my-grave

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • dardar227

    Always loved these guys! Their voices go so well together and their songs still give me chills and never grow old.

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Akatsuki_Dei

    Effing love Summer Breeze. It's such a beautiful and gentle song... It reminds me of the 70s. There was a lot of shit going down in the 70s. Lots of mayhem and chaos, and the song struck me as the narrator coming home from work on a hot-airy day and secretly relieved that his love is safe and sound in the kitchen. And all the while the smell of jasmine is blowing in the wind...

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • froztfreez

    I think this is my new old favorite band. I've always loved "Summer Breeze," but I'm exploring them further and it's good to hear they have a deep catalog of quality songs. "Hummingbird" reminds me of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, although I guess it should be that those bands remind me of Seals and Crofts...

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • BWoolmore

    sad that these guys seem to be all but forgotten; why?

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • leviburner

    Summer breeze rocks. My dad told me about this song and now I just love this style of music. I still like new songs but they lack talent. When I listen to older music I get to really here good songs that took skill to play and perform.

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Edge0fGlory

    This is music my parents played me throughout my childhood and I adore it so much. Sad to see that they get so little listeners.

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • nt210

    great music.

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • davidgeorgea

    A nice one this .My first listen to this band

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bronwyn_west

    East of Ginger Trees & Hummingbird *sigh* SO GOOD.

    23 Sep 2010 Reply
  • FelixRami

    summer breeze

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
  • dardar227

    They shared a special chemistry and made pure magic with their music. Their songs made you feel good as their songs were like soundtracks to your life. I wish they were still together because there will never be another group like Seals & Crofts.

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • jishak

    Grande bande! La chanson "Sommer Breeze" me fait sourire ;-]

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
  • onlinetvs

    http://radioclubevirtudes.blogspot.com/

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • ThaatsDerringer

    lovely, lovely ♥

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • theinfiniheart

    "summer breeze" is my #1 guilty pleasure song ;)

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • jstabarracuda

    I thought Jim seals Is England Dan from England Dan and John Ford Coley group?

    11 Jan 2010 Reply
  • cocolv

    a little rock, a little jazz, a little folk, a little fanky, their song like mixed vegetable Salad. so delicious!

    28 Nov 2009 Reply
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