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Biography of Sam Cooke

Sam_Cooke Birthdate: January - 22, 1931

Birthname: Sam Cooke

Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA

Nationality: American

Height: 182 cm

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His first pop single, "Lovable" (1956), was released under the alias of "Dale Cooke" in order to not alienate his fan base; there was a considerable taboo against gospel singers performing secular music. However, the alias failed to hide Cooke's unique and distinctive vocals.

No one was fooled. Art Rupe, head of Specialty Records, the label of the Soul Stirrers, gave his blessing for Cooke to record secular music under his real name, but Sam Cooke was unhappy about the type of music Cooke and producer Bumps Blackwell were making.

Rupe expected Cooke's secular music to be similar to that of another Specialty Records artist, Little Richard. When Rupe walked in on a recording session and heard Cooke covering Gershwin, Sam Cooke was quite upset.

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