However one interprets the authenticity or nostalgia of these blues, the music is simple, lovingly reconstructed, quite beautiful and passionate. Hammond has a gritty, weary gravelly voice that articulates the intrinsic pain or joy in each song. On ‘Evil,’ Hammond menacingly warns a traveling husband that "another mule is kicking in your stall" so "you better watch your happy home." In ‘It Serves Me Right to Suffer,’ he speaks of his woman coming home just as he goes to work. Ray Charles’ well known gem, ‘I Got a Woman,’ done in an appropriate sprightly manner. His own composed ‘I’ll Be In Your Arms Again’ is a paean to good lovin’, while ‘I’m Leaving’ is a bitter rant about the meanest woman with the "blood-shot eyes" that he’s ever seen. The album closes with ‘I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight,’ just as Dylan did on "John Wesley Harding." It’s as if the night as arrived, and a lullaby is needed to mend the day’s work and pain. And then the scene fades to black, and the ghost disappears.