“P” is for Pinckney, Bill

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  “P” is for Pinckney, Bill [1925-2007]. Musician. A native of Dalzell in Sumter County, Pinckney began singing gospel songs as a child while working in South Carolina cotton fields. While playing for the New York Blue Sox in the Negro Baseball League, Pinckney met Clyde McPhatter, a young gospel singer. Within two years McPhatter recruited Pinckney and the Thrasher brothers to form a new musical group, the Drifters. Under contract with Atlantic Records, the Drifters moved beyond their gospel origins. They became internationally famous, creating a unique sweet soul sound that expanded the rhythm and blues [R&B] genre. In 1988 members of the Drifters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Until his death, Bill Pinckney continued to perform with the Original Drifters, a permutation of the legendary group.

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Mike Switzer interviews Dave Gerdt, a certified financial planner with The Hultquist Firm Advisors and he joins us by phone from his office in Greenville, SC.

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Forest Drive near Four Paws, Columbia Classical Ballet and other businesses heavily damaged by floodwaters in South Carolina's historic rainfall and flood.
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  In the wake of historic rainfall and flooding, South Carolina is only beginning to dig its way out while still experiencing rain and high waters. Two Columbia businesses, the Four Paws Animal Clinic and the Columbia Classical Ballet, are assessing the damage from a distance, as both buildings are largely or completely underwater. Owners Nori Warren of Four Paws and Radenko Pavlovich of CCB share an uncertainty about what’s next, but both are determined that they will continue to offer their services, whether in their present locations or elsewhere.

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