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RIP Jim Seals, 80, half of Seals and Crofts


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Great mood song. RIP Mr. Seals

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aww man.  these two had some awesome hits in the 70's that 70's soft rock genre is one of my favorites things and they certainly had a deep claim in it.

 

RIP Jim

 

Mick

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I have Jim Seals to thank for a vexation during my childhood years:  My hometown's public swimming pool always played a local radio station over the PA during those idyllic summer days.  One of the songs occasionally heard was 'Summer Breeze'.  I'd hear that lyric, ". . . blowing through the jasmine in my mind".  This I found baffling.  "Did he sing, 'blowing through the jasmine in my mind?'"  "What does that even mean?!"  "How and why would a person have jasmine in their mind?"  Brothers and friends could offer no answer.

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RIP, Jim Seals. :rose:  Thinking of their music brings back a great summer week at church camp, Diamond Girl was always on the radio. Nice memories. Thanks for the music. :heart:

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From songfacts.com

 

Blowing through the jasmine in my mind"? Long before it was a Disney princess, jasmine was a kind of flower that blooms in the summer. Also good for tea, Seals & Crofts use it to bring about feelings of contentment and harmony in this song, which is a feel-good classic about enjoying some simple pleasures in life with the ones you love. Jim Seals explained in 1972: "We operate on a different level, we try to create images, impressions and trains of thought in the minds of our listeners."

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4 hours ago, laughedatbytime said:

From songfacts.com

 

Blowing through the jasmine in my mind"? Long before it was a Disney princess, jasmine was a kind of flower that blooms in the summer. Also good for tea, Seals & Crofts use it to bring about feelings of contentment and harmony in this song, which is a feel-good classic about enjoying some simple pleasures in life with the ones you love. Jim Seals explained in 1972: "We operate on a different level, we try to create images, impressions and trains of thought in the minds of our listeners."

I loved that song and album a lot.  I also heard that the reference to jasmine was a nod to their prophet Baha’u’llah's favorite tea.  I owned several of their albums and then bought tapes.  In the summer of 75, I had a rough time during a separation and I literally listened to them every night for several weeks.  The music was soothing and lovely to listen to.  I am sad to hear Seals has passed on.  Bless you sir and your friend Crofts for the wonderful music.

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10 hours ago, laughedatbytime said:

From songfacts.com

 

Blowing through the jasmine in my mind"? Long before it was a Disney princess, jasmine was a kind of flower that blooms in the summer. Also good for tea, Seals & Crofts use it to bring about feelings of contentment and harmony in this song, which is a feel-good classic about enjoying some simple pleasures in life with the ones you love. Jim Seals explained in 1972: "We operate on a different level, we try to create images, impressions and trains of thought in the minds of our listeners."

I wondered if they were ever approached by the makers of Febreeze to use their song for a TV commercial. You know the scented aerosol spray.

 

Summer febreeze!

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4 hours ago, tangy said:

I wondered if they were ever approached by the makers of Febreeze to use their song for a TV commercial. You know the scented aerosol spray.

 

Summer febreeze!

I'd like to hope they were and turned them down cold.

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12 hours ago, treeduck said:

Men die but Zepphead goes on and on. :blaze:

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