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Seals and Crofts are Jim Seals (born James Seals, 17 October 1941, Sidney, Texas) and Dash Crofts (born Darrell Crofts, 14 August 1940, Cisco, Texas), a popular soft rock duo in the early 1970s, best-known for their hits "Summer Breeze" and "Diamond Girl." They were also the most famous Bahai's of 1970s in the United States. is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Sidney is an unincorporated community in Comanche County, Texas (USA). ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Cisco is a city located in Eastland County, Texas. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... The duet, by Hendrik ter Brugghen A duet is a musical composition or piece for two performers, most often used for a vocal or piano duet. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Summer Breeze is a 1972 soft rock single for folk rock duo Seals & Crofts and was covered famously in a different harder rock/soulful sound by The Isley Brothers as a single in 1974. ... Diamond Girl is the pop/folk duo Seals and Crofts fifth studio album, and was one of the best sellers of the year, thanks largely to the title track, which made it to #6 on Billboards hot 100 in the spring. ... Known in India as the Lotus Temple, the Bahai House of Worship attracts an average of three and a half million visitors a year. ...

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Career

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. Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... A drummer in Action A drummer is a person who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Champs were a one hit wonder, most famous for their instrumental Tequila. Formed by studio executives to record a B-Side for a single, the intended throwaway track became more famous than its A-Side. ...


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. Glen Campbell, December 2004 This article is about the singer. ... The Dawn-breakers or Nabíls Narrative is a historical account of the early Bábí and Baháí Faiths. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Seat of the Universal House of Justice, governing body of the Baháís, in Haifa, Israel The Baháí Faith is the religion founded by Baháulláh in 19th century Persia. ...


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. The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece like the clarinet. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... A mandolin is a small, stringed musical instrument which is plucked, strummed or a combination of both. ... It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ... Warner Bros. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Summer Breeze is a 1972 album by the American soft rock band Seals and Crofts. ...


After 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 since 1980. “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Species Coffea arabica - Arabica Coffee Coffea benghalensis - Bengal coffee Coffea canephora - Robusta coffee Coffea congensis - Congo coffee Coffea excelsa - Liberian coffee Coffea gallienii Coffea bonnieri Coffea mogeneti Coffea liberica - Liberian coffee Coffea stenophylla - Sierra Leonian coffee Coffea (coffee) is a genus of ten species of flowering plants in the family... Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ...


In 2003, Seals and Crofts reunited and recorded a new album (Traces) for the first time since 1998. They also toured during 2004–2005.


Discography

Albums

  • Seals & Crofts, 1969
  • Down Home, 1970
  • Year Of Sunday, 1971
  • Summer Breeze, 1972, charted at #7
  • Diamond Girl, 1973
  • Seals & Crofts I & II, 1974
  • Unborn Child, 1974
  • I'll Play For You, 1975, #18
  • Greatest Hits, 1975
  • Get Closer, 1976, #37
  • Sudan Village, 1976 (live), #73
  • One On One (soundtrack) , 1977
  • Takin' It Easy, 1978, #78
  • Collection, 1979
  • The Longest Road, 1980 (Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke appeared on track one, "Stars").
  • Lote Tree, 1980
  • Today, 1998
  • Traces, 2003

Seals & Crofts is the pop/folk duos eponymous debut. ... Down Home is the pop/folk duos second LP. All songs have lyrics by Jim Seals and music by Seals & Crofts, unless otherwise indicated. ... Year Of Sunday is the third album by soft rock duo Seals and Crofts. ... Summer Breeze is a 1972 album by the American soft rock band Seals and Crofts. ... Diamond Girl is the pop/folk duo Seals and Crofts fifth studio album, and was one of the best sellers of the year, thanks largely to the title track, which made it to #6 on Billboards hot 100 in the spring. ... Seals & Crofts I & II is a double album re-issue of their albums, Seals & Crofts and Down Home. ... Unborn Child is the sixth studio album by American pop/folk duo Seals and Crofts. ... Ill Play For You is Seals & Crofts seventh studio album. ... Get Closer is Seals & Crofts eighth studio album. ... Sudan Village is a live album by Seals & Crofts. ... One on One is the soundtrack album to the movie of the same title, One on One starring Robby Benson. ... Takin It Easy is a Seals & Crofts album. ... Armando Anthony Chick Corea (born June 12, 1941) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer. ... Stanley Clarke (born 30 June 1951) is an American musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and bass guitar as well as his numerous film and television scores. ...

Singles

  • "Summer Breeze", 1972, charted at #6 Pop / #4 AC
  • "Hummingbird", 1972, #20 Pop / #12 AC
  • "Diamond Girl", 1973, #6 Pop / #4 AC
  • "We May Never Pass This Way (Again)", 1973, #21 Pop / #2 AC
  • "Unborn Child", 1974, #66 Pop
  • "King Of Nothing", 1974, #60 Pop / #26 AC
  • "I'll Play For You", 1975, #18 Pop / #4 AC
  • "Castles In The Sand", 1975, #21 AC
  • "Baby, I'll Give It To You", 1976, #58 Pop / #14 AC
  • "Get Closer" (featuring Carolyn Willis of Honey Cone), 1976, #6 Pop / #2 AC
  • "Goodbye Old Buddies", 1977, #10 AC
  • "My Fair Share", 1977, #28 Pop / #11 AC
  • "You're the Love", 1978, #18 Pop / #2 AC
  • "Takin' It Easy", 1978, #79 Pop
  • "First Luv", 1980, #37 AC

Honey Cone was an American R&B and soul singing girl group who was most famous for the #1 hit, Want Ads, and were the premier female group for the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland writing and producing team in the early-1970s after the team departed from Motown Records. ...

See also

Dan Wayland Seals (born February 8, 1950 in McCamey, Texas) is an American musician. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... They were a pop rock duo. ... Troy Seals (born November 16, 1938 in Big Hill, Kentucky) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist He is a member of the prominent Seals family of musicians that includes, Jim Seals (of Seals and Crofts) and Dan Seals (of England Dan and John Ford Coley) and Brady Seals. ...

References

  • George-Warren, H (ed.) 2001, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, 3rd edn, Fireside, New York.

External link

  • Seals and Crofts official website

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Seals and Crofts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (476 words)
Seals and Crofts are Jim Seals (October 17, 1941) and Dash Crofts (August 14, 1940), a popular soft rock duo in the early 1970s, best-known for their hits "Summer Breeze" and "Diamond Girl."
Crofts returned to Texas and Seals joined a band named "The Dawnbreakers" (a reference to a book by the same name).
Crofts married fellow Dawnbreaker Billie Lee Day in 1969, and both Seals and Crofts were introduced and converted to the Bahá'í Faith.
Seals and Crofts (766 words)
Seals and Crofts were devout followers of their chosen faith and insisted that they be given time after each concert to speak to interested fans about Baha'i.
By now, Seals and Crofts had become a staple of easy listening FM radio, but their 1976 live album "Sudan Village" stalled at number 73.
In the spring of 2003, Seals and Crofts had gotten back together to record a new album called "Traces", featuring re-worked arrangements of their former hits as well as some new material.
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