Poland Subway Map on Wary of the maxim that a performer could not be both R&B and religious, Sam obtained permission from his father before launch – ing into the world of pop music. In December 1956, Sam entered a studio in New Orleans under the name Dale Cook and recorded his first pop single for Specialty Lovable (B-side For ever). The ballads, aimed squarely at the white teenaged girl market, failed to generate much excitement, and the Dale Cook subterfuge fooled no one. Sam’s smooth voice and phrasing were unmistakable. On June 1, 1957, Sam Cooke (now adding the e) was born. Two months after leaving the Soul Stirrers without a goodbye, Cooke entered a recording studio and cut his own composition, You Send Me. Released by Keen Records after some legal wrangling with Specialty, the song charted Number One and sold 1. Poland Subway Map 2016.