Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

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When I checked out the prompt for Musically Ranting ~ music or bands to be thankful for in these difficult times ~ the song Summer Breeze immediately came to mind.

Summer time ~ when the living is easy

Summer Breeze is one of my favourite songs of all time. Just hearing it throws me back to carefree days at school or as a teen. The long summer evenings out playing with friends or walking back from youth club. Sunbathing over the local park, my skin turning a golden brown. The smell of BBQ’s – and the scent of blossom and flowers.

My older brother had Summer Breeze by The Isley Brothers on 12″ vinyl. But I loved it more than him so borrowed it indefinitely. I still have it in my record collection. Indeed, here it is!

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In fact, I thought I loved this song so much that I knew everything about. But I didn’t. Today I learned that the song was performed originally by the writers Seals & Croft. I had never heard of them but took five minutes to listen to their original version on you tube. It is very pleasant but there is something remarkably uplifting and optimistic about the way The Isley Brothers sang their soul version. In my opinion it is the best rendition.

Lyrics

Here are the original Summer Breeze lyrics.

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

Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ though the jasmine in my mind

See the paper layin’ on the sidewalk
A little music from the house next door
So I walk on up to the doorstep
Through the screen and across the floor

Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ 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 waitin’ there
Not a care in the world

See the smile awaitin’ in the kitchen
Through 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

Listen

You can listen to Seals and Crofts or The Isley Brothers perform this amazing – uplifting – song on your tube.


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I thought the above image of me – for monochromerotic – works well to illustrate this great song…

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Musically Ranting – Giving Thanks
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10 thoughts on “Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

  1. The beautiful image brings our memory back to the summer, when the jasmine blooms. And the lyrics of this song echoes the image, enhancing the effect.

  2. The image is beautiful. And the color so corresponds to the spirit of the times. Take care of vinyl. Now this is probably a rarity ๐Ÿ™‚
    Although for you and your memories it is even more. After all, now our memory is what we are, and what and who we were. And it is the memory, while listening to this song, that recreates the cinema of the past days in your head.

  3. I remember hearing Summer Breeze as a girl. It must have been my mom listening to it but hearing it today took me back to that time. A much simpler one…Thanks for sharing:)

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