James Bowman III

James Bowman III

 Madison, Alabama, USA
BandJazzChristian

Inspirational, uplifting, and old school are just a few of the words that describe the music ministry of James Bowman III.

Biography

Bowman, a product of Christian parents, is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has survived a tumultuous childhood and gone from being homeless to acquiring a Master’s Degree. The intensity of his life experience is felt through his soulful sounds.

James Bowman III is no stranger to music. While attending college, he played drums and excess percussion with several national and international recording artists. Brian McKnight, A Special Blend, Virtue, Mervyn Warren (formerly of Take 6) and Erik Essix, are among the many artists with whom Bowman has performed. He has also opened (on drums) for other artists such as Tramaine Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins, Commissioned, Be Be and Ce Ce Winans, Bobby Jones, Nicole C. Mullin, DC Talk, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Vicki Winans, Kirk Franklin, Roland Gresham as well as a host of others.

What would compel such an accomplished musician to delve into the realm of vocalization? Bowman’s answer would be, “… a call from God to exercise other gifts He has given to me.” This young man possesses a smooth delivery that reminds us of crooners such as Nat King Cole while at the same time offering rhythmic vibes reminiscent of Earth, Wind & Fire.

Bowman’s goals are to continue to minister in song and deed and to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Lyrics

01 - Where've You Been Lately

Written By: James Bowman III

Verse 1
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I remember when
Way back then
I used to pray both night and day

We were friends
I knew you well
It seemed I had so much to say

But now I’m tryin'
To live on my own
But it’s not working out as planned

But then you speak
Come back my child
Let me heal you as only I can

Chorus
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Where’ve you been lately
We used to talk both night and day
Now you’re too busy
And you’ve seemed to have lost your way

Verse 2
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So here I am
Asking you
To cover me and fill my life

I should’ve known
It’s you not me
Your grace and mercy will suffice

So Lord I thank You
For Your love
You’ve covered me even when I was wrong

And that’s why I offer
My praise to You
In the words of this simple song

09 - Stop Frettin'

Written By: James Bowman III

Verse 1
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I'm sure that many of you don’t know
That I don’t have a high school diploma
I wasted my substance
Goin’ nowhere
God wasn’t in my plan

But then I stopped the self pity
And I started, to edify my mind
Now I’m one with the Lord
I have been restored
And my diploma count is now three

Chorus
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We need to learn to stop frettin’
And get on our knees and do more prayin’
There’s nothin’ to hard for the God I serve
He can supercede my troubles

I know that my God is able
To fix any situation
He’s done it before
He never fails
He’s never, never, never
Failed me yet

Verse 2
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Well, I got home the other day
And my air conditioner wasn’t workin’
I started to stress,
My blood pressure rose,
I didn’t know what to do

But then I remembered in Your word
You said to lay my cares upon You
I prayed that day,
My air conditioner worked
For another two years

Chorus
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We need to learn to stop frettin’
And get on our knees and do more prayin’
There’s nothin’ to hard for the God I serve
He can supercede my troubles

I know that my God is able
To fix any situation
He’s done it before
He never fails
He’s never, never, never
Failed me yet

Bridge
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Oh oh oh oh,
I’ve Learned
To trust you more

Cause’ I’ve seen
You open
So, many, doors,
For me

04 - I Can't Make It Without Your Love

Written By: James Bowman III

Verse 1
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I’ve gone through life
Lookin’ for a quenching love
That seemed to have evaded me

Through trial and peril
I kept the faith, faithfully
Hoping one day Your face to see

Though I know that I have done you wrong
I still yearn for Your touch Lord,
Because to You I belong.

I gotta’ to say
There is no way

Chorus
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I can’t make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love

Verse 2
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So into my world
You placed a companion to be my wife
For the rest of my life

Then You blessed us with children
To love and to hold
For the rest of our lives

Though I know that I’m not perfect Lord
Because of the family you’ve given me
I have matured

Spiritually,

Now they can see

Chorus
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I can’t make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love

Make it without Your love

I can’t make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love

Bridge
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So Father please forgive me for the many times I’ve erred
I’m standing on Your Word now
To it there is no compare

Continue to lead me in paths of righteousness
For Your Name’s sake

Then we’ll be careful to give You the glory
And none to ourselves we’ll take

Chorus
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I can’t make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love
Make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love
I can’t make it without Your love

Bridge
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Me and You,
You and me,
Livin’ throughout eternity,
I can’t make it without your love,
I can’t make it without your love.

There’s just no other way,
I want to stay,
On this earth another day

Discography

CD Title #1: "Experience: My Perspective"
Artist: James Bowman III
Released: 2006
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Christian
Buy album: Amazon, Apple iTunes, CD Baby

Track 1: Love Lifted Me
Track 2: Wherever I Go
Track 3: What A Fellowship
Track 4: Onward Christian Soldiers
Track 5: There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood
Track 6: I'm Giving You Back Your Glory
Track 7: You Are Not Alone (God Speak)
Track 8: There Is A Name I Love To Hear
Track 9: America
Track 10: The Christmas Song

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CD Title #2: "Epiphany..."
Artist: James Bowman III
Released: 2011
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Christian
Buy album: Tate Music Group, Amazon, CD Baby, Rhapsody, Napster

Track 1: Where've You Been Lately
Track 2: The Clock Is Tickin'
Track 3: Lord I Thank You
Track 4: I Can't Make It Without Your Love
Track 5: Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Track 6: Why
Track 7: Lovely Day
Track 8: Love Lifted Me
Track 9: Stop Frettin'
Track 10: We Win

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