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 - Mud In Your Ear - German - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 31-Jul-2020 12:58)on August 4, 2020 at 9:23 am
MUDDY WATERS Mud In Your Ear (1974 German 10-track vinyl LP compilation, picture sleeve with vintage price sticker in place B/90077)
- Muddy Waters - Fathers And Sons - 180 Gram - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jul-2020 17:30)on August 4, 2020 at 9:23 am
MUDDY WATERS Fathers And Sons (2018 US limited edition 'Vinyl Me, Please Classic' issue 16-track Double LP set pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Originally released in 1969 and featuring an all-star line-up behind Waters: Otis Spann, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Buddy Miles, Donald 'Duck' Dunn & Sam Lay; these blues heavyweights deliver the goods as you'd expect, including six live songs recorded at Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree, Chicago, on 24th April 1969. Within an internal pasted glossy heavyweight Tip-on Style Jacket, with a mini 16-page booklet with Exclusive Listening Notes by Erin Osmon, and obi style spine wrap-around, and remains in the hype-stickered re-sealable bag. This example remains in a 'near as new' condition with only light wear to the sleave)
- Muddy Waters - Woodstock Album - UK - CD album - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jul-2020 15:53)on August 4, 2020 at 9:23 am
MUDDY WATERS Woodstock Album (1995 UK 9-track CD, originally released in 1975, recorded in Bearsville's Studio at Turtle Creek, February 6th & 7th, 1975, including Fox Squirrel, a previously unreleased CD-only bonus track; standard jewel case with picture sleeve MCD09359)
- Muddy Waters - Woodstock Album - US - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jul-2020 15:44)on August 4, 2020 at 9:23 am
MUDDY WATERS Woodstock Album (1975 US 9-track LP on the orange Chess label with blue rim, recorded in Bearsville's Studio at Turtle Creek, Feb 6th & 7th, 1975, pasted picture sleeve with deletion saw-cut. The cover shows just displays only a little light general wear whilst the vinyl shows only very light signs of play CH60035)
- Muddy Waters - Chess Masters - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 29-May-2020 13:57)on August 4, 2020 at 9:23 am
MUDDY WATERS Chess Masters (1988 UK 16-track vinyl compilation LP issued as part of the Chess Masters series, including I Just Wanna Make Love To You, Rollin Stone, Hoochie Coochie and Manish Boy. The glossy picture sleeve shows spots of printloss and the vinyl has minimal sign of play SMR850)