What a lovely record; dreamy and mysterious as if it's being beamed down from another world.
Jay W. King (aka Windsor King) saw success as the producer of JJ Jackson's big hit "But It's Alright", wrote "Ask Me" (a minor hit for Inez & Charlie Foxx) and led a group called The Cashmeres (who stretched back to the doo wop era). He also released some records as W. King and was also credited simply as King.
It's a pity that he didn't release more records on his own (although there may be more that I'm not aware of), as this lovely deep soul track is a minor masterpiece. King's falsetto and overall vocal delivery is pure class.
I'm taking a guess at the year.
JAY W. KING - I'M SO AFRAID