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January 22, 2009 When R&B singer Nikka Costa came to WFUV to record a studio session, she brought with her a wealth of experience and international fame. Yet when she sat down for the interview, Costa didn't display any of the qualities of a person living a charmed life. She performs with a seven-piece band from WFUV.
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November 19, 2008 For all its analog '70s embellishments, Costa's "Bullets in the Sky" doesn't attempt to replicate a past sound, as martial snare-drum beats evolve into a boom-bap rhythm. It all helps the track fit neatly into Stax Records' legacy of message songs, while sounding more reverential than referential.
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