M.J. Baby & The Last Word | Unbound

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by M.J. Baby & The Last Word

Sultry, smoky Roots-rock/Americana, pairing thoughtful lyrics and lush vocals with blues-infused guitars and greasy grooves.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shades of Brown
4:39 $0.99
2. Insomnia
3:32 $0.99
3. Snapshots
4:12 $0.99
4. Wish You Would
3:57 $0.99
5. Never Go Back
4:08 $0.99
6. Cold Town
6:00 $0.99
7. The Grand Scheme
5:29 $0.99
8. Forsaken in Paradise
3:36 $0.99
9. Sing to Me
3:20 $0.99
10. Last Ditch
3:12 $0.99
11. I See Only Shadows
2:51 $0.99
12. Gratitude
4:06 $0.99
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Album Notes
GoGirlsMusic.com calls Unbound "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."

Unbound traverses a wide emotional range, spanning 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 on Unbound 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 past and beginning anew.

Sensual. Intuitive. Intellectual. Spiritual. Melinda Joy Rothouse is a singer-songwriter/bass player whose songs interweave poetic lyrics (many originally written as stand-alone poems) with bass and melody lines that draw from a variety of genres. Born in D.C., she grew up in the Midwest and has lived in New York City, San Francisco, North Carolina, Philadelphia, and New Orleans before migrating to Austin after Katrina. She recorded and released her debut CD of original songs in New Orleans during the summer of 2004 with her band, M.J. Baby & The Last Word. Currently performing as a solo artist, she also collaborates with Hannah Williams and Tanya Winch in Austin.



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Haunting - the music stays with you!
This CD is AWESOME. The melodies and the blending of styles is extraordinary. MJ's voice is haunting - it really stays with you. The entire CD is excellent - I would recommend it to anyone and plan on giving it to many people as gifts this holiday season!

London fan

Unlike anything else!
The music is totally unique and the vocals are amazing! 'Unbound' conveys so many different moods and feelings across a truly memorable collection of songs. Get a copy for yourself and some for your friends!


Killer, Very Original
Man, MJ and Matt rock. This is great work done with the highest production values. Very very fresh sounding arrangements and killer guitar tones. Way to go MJ Baby!!!

Fans from PA

The variety of music on this CD is terrific - a song for every mood. The lyrics were stirring and the music itself was fabulous. I purchased one for my car, one for home and one for a gift!