Seals And Crofts Serve Up A Serious Case Of The Warm And Fuzzies In This Performance Of “Summer Breeze”
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The Midnight Special, 1973
Written in 1972 by Seals and Crofts, ‘Summer Breeze’ goes down in rock history as one of Rolling Stone’s Best Summer Songs Of All Time. With its easy, breezy feel and airtight 70’s harmonies, it’s easy to see why the Seals and Crofts classic is impossible to get out of our minds after all these years: it’s absolutely stunning.
This 1973 performance features Seals and Crofts performing ‘Summer Breeze’ on The Midnight Special, and it’s worth noting how sweaty and out of breath they appear to be – this is back in the days when musicians actually put in work. Singer Jim Seals is fantastic, playing lead while being supported by Dash Crofts, who does a sensational job providing the song’s backing harmonies and melody, courtesy of a mandolin.
Fun Fact: “Summer Breeze” has been covered countless times since 1972, with even the Isley Brothers and Jason Mraz getting in on the action.
Man, what an absolutely stellar performance. There’s such an equal amount of push and pull in this performance of ‘Summer Breeze’ that prevents either Seals or Crofts being the star of the show, and the result is a gorgeous performance of one of the best songs the 1970s had to offer. Enjoy!