I just finished my first listen, and I am completely blown away. The arrangements are amazing. This is no celebrity self-aggrandizement fest either: Mr. Laurie gets out of the way or sings backup while guests (Tom Jones, Irma Thomas, and Dr. John) shine through on a track each. Some reviews say his voice is distracting, and I'm not sure if that would be because of hints of his accent are creeping through or he's not primarily a singer, but blues is the perfect genre for imperfect voices. I just do not understand the problem. If you enjoy old time blues, this is a fantastic labor of love to show and share classics and less-well-know songs alike.