All songs written by Melinda Joy (unless otherwise specified), and feature her on bass and vocals.

Unbound

Melinda Joy

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GoGirlsMusic.com calls "Unbound" (2004) "a must-have for every blues/rock fan," saying "M.J. Baby & The Last Word pour their heart and soul into every song," while music journalist Kristi Singer observes "M.J. Baby & The Last Word brings soulful roots-rock with more jazz appeal than most 'rock' bands today can truthfully dish out." Eight of the twelve songs from the CD are available here. See below for options on purchasing the entire CD.

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  1. 1 Shades of Brown 04:39
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  2. 2 Insomnia 03:32
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  3. 3 Snapshots 04:12
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  4. 4 Never Go Back 04:08
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  5. 5 The Grand Scheme 05:29 Info
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  6. 6 Sing to Me 03:20
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  7. 7 Gratitude 04:06
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Fans at CD Baby describe M.J.'s voice as "haunting" and give the album high praise for "great work done with the highest production values. Very very fresh sounding arrangements and killer guitar tones."

"Unbound" features Melinda Rothouse on vocals/bass guitar, Matthew DeOrazio on guitar/drums/harmonium, Eddie Ecker on drums/piano, and David Loayza on percussion. The CD traverses a wide emotional range, from the uncanny “Insomnia,” slow blues “Cold Town,” and introspective “The Grand Scheme” to hard-edged grooves like “Shades of Brown” and “Never Go Back.” Many of the songs describe a kind of wanderlust: being on the road, observing the terrain that’s passing by. It’s also about breaking out, cutting loose from the past and beginning anew. Unbound was recorded and mixed in New Orleans at Word of Mouth studio with renowned engineer/producer Tim Stambaugh.

More tracks and works in progress are available through Soundcloud, and our album Unbound is widely available online - You can buy the full CD at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon.com, and many more!