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 Sings The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $129.20, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Mar-2021 10:17)on April 11, 2021 at 4:53 am
MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters Sings The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy (Rare 1964 UK first press 10-track LP on the red & yellow R&B Series label, featuring a wonderful set of recordings, licensed from Chess Records, in which Waters pays tribute to the man who helped get his career started, cleverly choosing to revamp Broonzy's songs into a classic electric blues style rather than imitate the originals. Look out for explosive takes on 'When I Get to Drinkin' & 'The Mopper's Blues'. The sleeveis Excellent with a little minor ring wear & the vinyl too is Excellent with very few signs of play NPL28048)
- Muddy Waters - The Best Of Muddy Waters - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $61.20, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Mar-2021 10:14)on April 11, 2021 at 4:53 am
MUDDY WATERS The Best Of Muddy Waters (1964 UK 12-track mono LP compilation on the original red & yellow R&B series Pye International label, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with just a little minor age wear, the vinyl too remains in Excellent condition with only a few faint cosmetic signs of play NPL28040)
- Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters EP - UK - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $47.60, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 18-Mar-2021 16:17)on April 11, 2021 at 4:53 am
MUDDY WATERS Muddy Waters (1963 UK 4-track 7" EP issued as part of Pye's R&B series with four-prong centre, including You Shook Me, Little Brown Bird, You Need Love & Muddy Waters Twist, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve has a small name tag sticker on the back, unobtrusive to the print, otherwise the cover shows minimal wear & the vinyl is Excellent with minor signs of play only NEP44010)
- Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man - Dutch - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 04-Mar-2021 07:50)on April 11, 2021 at 4:53 am
MUDDY WATERS Hoochie Coochie Man (1988 Dutch 12-track LP, unique 'Levi 501' picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl looks seldom played EPC4611861)