Pebble to a Pearl

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Pebble to a Pearl
Nikka Costa - Pebble to a Pearl.jpg
Studio album by Nikka Costa
Released October 14, 2008
Label Go Funk Yourself Records/Stax Records
Producer Justin Stanley, Nikka Costa
Nikka Costa chronology
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Pebble to a Pearl is the fourth album by the American funk/soul singer Nikka Costa. The album was produced by Costa's husband Justin Stanley, who also worked with Jamie Lidell and Beck. It was released independently on Costa and Stanley's label Go Funk Yourself Records, and distributed by the then recently re-activated Stax Records.

Track listing[edit]

# Title
1. "Stuck To You"
Writers: Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley
2. "Can't Please Everybody"
Writers: Costa, Stanley, S. Balbi, P. Searels
3. "Pebble to a Pearl"
Writers: Costa, Stanley, K. Ciancia
4. "Someone for everyone"
Writers: Costa, Stanley
5. "Cry Baby"
Writers: Costa, L. Dozier, J. Poyser
6. "Keep Wanting More"
Writers: Costa, Stanley, J. Falkner
7. "Keep Pushin'"
Writers: Costa, Stanley
8. "Love To Love You Less"
Writers: Costa
9. "Without Love"
Writers: Costa, Stanley, "Mocky" Salole
10. "Damn I Said It First"
Writers: Costa, Stanley
11. "Loving You"
Writers: Johny Guitar Waltson
12. "Bullets In The Sky"
Writers: Costa, Stanley

European bonus tracks[edit]

  • 13. "The Denial Twist"

LP edition bonus tracks[edit]

  • 13. "Stuck To You" (Instrumental)
  • 14. "Pebble to a Pearl" (Instrumental)
  • 15. " !@#$%^&*, I said it first" (Instrumental)

Leftover tracks[edit]

  • "Maybe Baby" - released as a digital single only. It was canceled from the album because of differences in the style
  • "Negative People" - written for in 2007, but it was pulled back in the last second. Live version of the song leaked
  • "The Denial Twist" - a cover of The White Stripes song, presented on Nikka's MySpace in 2007


  • "Maybe Baby"
  • "Stuck to You" - the first single from the album available as digital download
  • "Pebble to a Pearl" - promo only [1]


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