Jackie Wilson Knew How

Jackie Wilson knew how to move! Tell me he didn’t influence so many other greats. I only wish I could have been able to groove it like this — ever!

Here’s an interview from Gene Simmons (yes, from Kiss) on MusicRadar talking about his favorite tracks/artists:

““I saw Jackie Wilson perform this on some TV show. The producer had obviously said, ‘Now, Jackie, I don’t want you to do much gyrating ’cos it’ll scare all the folks out there’. Jackie didn’t give a shit!

“He went straight into the whole histrionic song and dance routine, moving his – for want of a better word – cock like I’d never seen a man move his cock before. He moved like the whole earth was shaking underneath his feet.

“Jackie was saying, ‘Music equals sex’. He wasn’t singing about taking a girl home and reading a few passages from Canterbury Tales. And when I saw how girls reacted to Jackie, I finally understood that, hey, girls like sex, too.”

Great stuff — and this old Shindig clip is gear! Or is it fab?! Or cool?! I dunno what we were saying back then. LOL

Jackie Wilson performs on Shindig