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I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya

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Two-time Grammy-winning blues musician Bobby Rush chats with Trey Elling about I AIN’T STUDDIN’ YA: MY AMERICAN BLUES STORY. Questions include:

  • What was it like growing up as a black kid in the deep south in the 1930s and ’40s? (02:38)
  • How did a 75-cent ticket to see Muddy Waters perform change Bobby’s life? (12:58)
  • When did Bobby realize he was funny enough to use comedy as part of his act? (17:09)
  • How did hanging out with Little Walter lead to Bobby playing more harmonica? (19:19)
  • What meant more…the two Grammys or being inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame? (35:00)
  • Why does he end interviews with, “I crossed over, but I didn’t cross out.”? (41:28)