Bybee D. James | Cross That Line

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Cross That Line

by Bybee D. James

Texas singer/songwriter, acoustic (with some blazing tasteful electric color) roots music
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. Cross That Line Debra James
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2. That's A Fact Debra James
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3. I Found You Debra James
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4. It's Not There Anymore Debra James
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5. Betty Marie Debra James
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6. Hills of Shiloh Debra James
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4:12 album only
7. Honey Honey Debra James
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8. Fairy Tales Debra James
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9. Mingus Debra James
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10. Gabriel's Wheels Debra James
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11. Birthday Boy Blues Debra James
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12. Talk About Suffering (feat. Casey James) Debra James
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Bybee D. James was raised (along with other notible musicians) , in Oak Cliff Texas. Her love for the arts began at an early age. Her first performance on stage before an audience was dancing at the age of three. Her love for ballet was superceded only be her love for music, poetry and lyrics when she started playing the keyboards at age ten.

Of course she grew up singing with the music that filled her home, and it was quite a variety. Maternal influences were Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, to Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino. Paternal were more of the likes of Merle Haggard, Mac Wiseman and southern gospel. This explains the wide range of music appreciation. She may have a Wagner CD, Tony Rice, Allman Bros, Buck Owens and Doyle Bramhall ll in her car all at the same time.

Over the years of her early life, she was a wedding/funeral/benefit/private party player and singer. She later picked up guitar, learning by ear. Her talent was voluntarily placed on the back burner to raise her two sons. Casey James and Billy Cole James who are both exceedingly talented musicians and songwriters. The younger plays guitar and mandolin on the CD and back-up vocals. He takes the lead role on the last track singing a gospel song that he learned from his mother as a child.

Bybee worked her way through college as a single Mom. As a registered nurse, she has gleaned from her days and nights working with joy and sorrow. These people and her experiences can be heard in her heartfelt material. Over the last 15 years she has primarily performed in a supporting role - playing guitar and keyboards, and singing back-up for various Texas artists.

So now, Bybee D. James ,known as Debra to her family and friends (she adopted her deceased mother's name in tribute) has released her debut CD intitled "Cross That Line". Good things happen to those who wait.


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bigfatjoe

Beautiful music,beautiful voice,beautiful woman!!
The only thing better than the beautiful music on this cd is the voice of the singer!!!

annette

awesome, exceptional voice
deb as usual when i listen to your voice it moves me,known and heard your musical talents for years nothing like the kitchen piano at work all the residents and i enjoy your talent keep going and you'll be there good luck and all
irish eyes are a calling

Lee Powell

first time is a charm
every once in a while,an artist comes down the pike with an uncanny ability to transcend musical genres.the C.D."Cross That Line"exemplifies such a talent.Bybee D. James brings home a resonant vocal style and delivery that conveys roots of Appalachia extending all the way to the Ozarks via her own unique high and lonesome sound.Yet,Bybee D. James hails not from middle America's heartland,but from Texas.The Texan side of Bybee D. James is powerfully projected in "Mingus", and the title track,"Cross That Line", both of which reflect Texas style attitude by Ms. James.Then,she shows the way to reach out sensitivity with the haunting "Betty Marie".Bybee D. James has been a long time coming,but, as Bob Wills might have said,"Bybee D., stay a little longer -----, much,much longer!
Lee Powell
Texas History
KNON FM
Dallas,Texas

David Walls

Great CD from front to back. Good material, and good musicians.
I liked the wide range of styles that were shown by the artist. The overall feel and sound was very real. Keep up the good work!

Belfast Cowboy (aka) Vision 57, Sean

Great another Shawnna Morrson

Belfast Cowboy (aka) Vision 57, Sean

You will go along way with Irish Eye's
Hey Ya, Thanks for the e mail on the Irish singles site. Im not an active member any longer. You will have a great time in Ireland. I can book you a gig in Kelly's oldest Pub in Belfast. My e address is americanemerald@hotmail.com. I,v done a lot here in the States at the moment I'm tranning races horses. I will be leaving for Ireland the end of April, Stay in touch. Sean.

Evelyn

Loved it!
The song #12 had to be family, the harmony was the best and to think it was without one instrument. I loved all the music and singing in all the other songs.

mitch fought / bluegrass juntion-KAFM radio

a remarkable first project
On "Cross That Line" Ms. James has given her audience a look into an impressive understanding of song and lyric. The depth of her songwriting skills will leave any listener with at lease one song that deeply moves them. Fron the mountain music style to the blues/rock numbers on this project Bybee covers a lot of the depth of human feelings that so few songwriters can in 12 short songs. And with her musical talant and that of the other musicians, especially her own son Casey, there is no one song less moving than any other on this CD. You won't be disappointed by this project.