Retro Music 26

I was 20 in 1972, and heard a lovely song on the radio. I didn’t know the performers, an American duo called Seals and Crofts, but I bought the record. In 1974, The Isley Brothers released a cover version as a single, and I bought that too.

Even now, I am not sure which version I prefer, so I choose to like them both equally.

See the curtains hangin’ in the window
In the evenin’ on a Friday night
A little light a-shinin’ through the window
Lets me know everything’s alright

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 layin’ 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’s in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune
And I come home from a hard day’s work
And you’re waiting there, not a care in the world

See the smile a-waitin’ in the kitchen
Food cookin’ and the plates 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
Writer/s: Darrell Crofts, Jimmy Seals
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

46 thoughts on “Retro Music 26

  1. Nice pick, Pete. Two West Texas farm boys that grew up “hard scrabble” and turned their talent into gold. Their songs echoed, and shaped the 70s, and helped increase the population. I was also a fan and was fortunate to see them live in Dallas around 1973 in a small club in Oak Lawn called “Faces.” I still have two of their albums, and thank you for reminding me, so I will go give them a spin on my old turn table.

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