AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

I AIN'T STUDDIN' YA My American Blues Story

by | Read by Leon Nixon, Bobby Rush

Biography & Memoir • 8.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

The ribald 87-year-old blues legend Bobby Rush reads the introduction to his thoughtful memoir, while Leon Nixon narrates the balance of the production. The result is an easy-to-hear and authentic-sounding account of how a gutsy 12-year-old Louisiana guitar player rose from poverty to develop a stage act in Black clubs on the so-called Chitlin Circuit and become a big-city name in blues and pop music. Though Rush's speaking voice and life are decidedly rough-hewn, he's a likable storyteller whose gift for narrative makes this a compelling audiobook. Nixon's performance is perfect for this type of author. His clear voice and diction don't get in the way of capturing the grit and honor in Rush's homespun experiences as a Black musician in mid-century America. T.W. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9781549184444 $25.98

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×