The blues legend’s former home will be transformed into The Muddy Waters MOJO Museum – incorporating a community centre and recording studio.
The house at 4339 S. Lake Park Avenue in North Kenwood will now become The Muddy Waters MOJO Museum, and will incorporate a blues museum, a recording studio, a small live venue and a community garden.
Waters bought the property in 1954 and lived at the address for 20 years, with the house becoming a gathering place for Waters and other blues musicians who would get together for jams in the basement.
His great-granddaughter Chandra Cooper tells the Hyde Park Herald: “We want to be able to support older artists as well and as a small venue where people can go in the basement and do a little recording.
“While it wasn’t a recording studio downstairs, we’d like to incorporate that into the overall experience.”
Cooper added: “It was so significant to get this grant money from the trust, because it’s really saving this house from any more deterioration.”
The renovation project is expected to take two years to complete.
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- Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.05, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 24-Aug-2022 16:36)on September 28, 2022 at 8:14 pm
MUDDY WATERS Hoochie Coochie Man (1988 UK 12-track vinyl LP including Mannish Boy, I'm A King Bee, I Can't Be Satisfied & more. The glossy picture sleeve retains its hype-sticker on the front and shows just light shelfwear and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Muddy Waters - Trouble No More - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.05, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 23-Aug-2022 15:31)on September 28, 2022 at 8:14 pm
MUDDY WATERS Trouble No More (1989 UK 10-track vinyl LP compilation of Chess singles from 1955-1959, picture sleeve with extensive album notes. The sleeve shows minimal wear except for a small scuff to the top edge & the vinyl has just a few light signs of play CH-9291)
- Muddy Waters - Muddy 'Mississippi' Waters Live - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $21.40, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 23-Aug-2022 15:29)on September 28, 2022 at 8:14 pm
MUDDY WATERS Muddy 'Mississippi' Waters Live (1991 UK 7-track LP, originally released in 1979, featuring the legendary bluesman in concert, with production and guitar courtesy of Johnny Winter. The glossy gatefold picture sleeve has some storagewear yet the vinyl looks barely played BGOLP109)
- Muddy Waters - I'm Ready - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $21.40, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 23-Aug-2022 15:23)on September 28, 2022 at 8:14 pm
MUDDY WATERS I'm Ready (1991 UK 9-track LP reissue of 1978 original produced by Johnny Winter, picture sleeve. The cover shows minimal edge wear & the vinyl appears barely played BGOLP108)
- Muddy Waters - I'm Ready - US - vinyl LP - £35.00, $37.45, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 04-Aug-2022 11:21)on September 28, 2022 at 8:14 pm
MUDDY WATERS I'm Ready (Scarce original 1978 US Blue Sky white label 9-track promotional vinyl LP which was produced by Johnny Winter and includes the single I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man plus the title track. Complete with the picture inner which has a couple of seam splits to the edges, the picture sleeve displays a little shelfwear but has the gold embossed promo stamp AND a 'Radio Station Suggested Cuts Timing Strip' sticker to the back and the vinyl has just minimal signs of play JZ34928)