Despite my memoirs of hip hop or its eventual marriage with R&B, there are certain moments when my spirit calls for a particular feeling. Whether cooking a Sunday dinner or if the skies are colored with a cloudy disposition, I just want to cuddle close with a song that charms my thoughts and delights my mood. One of those songs is Jackie Wilson’s “Stop Doggin’ Me Around”. Admittedly, the first time I heard this song was through the group, Klique back in 1983. However, when I later discovered Wilson’s version I couldn’t help but find a magnetic element. His voice had an ache and longing that was potently beautiful. Coupled with the playful piano riffs and the extended plead in Jackie’s tone, it remains a cherished favorite in my list of classics.
Plus, I can see why all the women fell hard for him as well.