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 - Muddy Waters - French - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 22-Sep-2021 11:25)on September 27, 2021 at 8:09 pm
MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters (1976 French 24-track double LP compilation of Chess highlights from Muddy's back catalogue running from 1950-52, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with some minor foxing inside & the original UK shop price sticker on the front whilst the vinyl appears barely played)
- Muddy Waters - Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live - Promo Stamp - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2021 11:25)on September 27, 2021 at 8:09 pm
MUDDY WATERS Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live (1979 UK 7-track LP, a great live album from the blues legend, produced by Johnny Winter. The picture sleeve is Excellent, showing a gold promo stamp on the back with some minor ring wear & is complete with the illustrated credit insert. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with few signs of play SKY83422)
- Muddy Waters - The Collection - 20 Blues Greats - Italian - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.44, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 02-Sep-2021 09:04)on September 27, 2021 at 8:09 pm
MUDDY WATERS The Collection - 20 Blues Greats (1985 Italian 20-track compilation LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played DVLP2034)
- Muddy Waters - Mississippi Rollin' Stone - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.70, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 04-Aug-2021 09:35)on September 27, 2021 at 8:09 pm
MUDDY WATERS Mississippi Rollin' Stone (1984 UK 10-track LP compilation from a giant of modern-day Blues, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light storage wear & the vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play BMLP-1014)
- Muddy Waters - The Best Of Muddy Waters - Italian - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.44, €14.04 (Back In Stock) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 07:45)on September 27, 2021 at 8:09 pm
MUDDY WATERS The Best Of Muddy Waters (1980 Italian 'Original Chess Masters' 12-track LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in great consition with few signs of play GCH8044)