I had the occasion to meet Sam Cooke, who came to one of our gospel presentations after church that we would have regularly on Sunday evenings.  And after meeting Sam and listening to him, he left the gospel field and began to record for SAR, S-A-R, Records.  That was Sam Alexander and S. R. Crain, who was one of the Soul Stirrers, and he also was Sam’s manager.  Sam had such great success in leaving gospel, or certainly broadening his horizons, I wondered if I could do the same thing.  I wondered if I could be as successful singing secular music as gospel.  So I talked to my dad about it.  And he said, “If that’s what you want to do, by all means.”