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 - Luther Georgia Boy Snake Johnson - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $42.30, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2021 09:45)on June 13, 2021 at 6:19 pm
THE MUDDY WATERS BAND Luther Georgia Boy Snake Johnson (1969 UK 10-track vinyl LP on the white & purple Transatlantic label, picture sleeve. The sleeve has some notable spine wear including a little paper loss. Apart from a little spindle wear, the vinyl shows few signs of play TRA188)
- Muddy Waters - Chess Masters - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 20-May-2021 09:20)on June 13, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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)
- Muddy Waters - Hard Again - US - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 20-May-2021 09:16)on June 13, 2021 at 6:19 pm
MUDDY WATERS Hard Again (US limited edition 9-track vinyl LP, originally released in 1977, featuring production and guitar work from blues legend Johnny Winter, with spirited versions of 'Mannish Boy' and 'The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll [#2]', presented in a glossy picture sleeve PZ34449)
- Muddy Waters - Hard Again - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2021 09:37)on June 13, 2021 at 6:19 pm
MUDDY WATERS Hard Again (1977 UK 9-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light wear & the vinyl has minimal sign of play SKY81853)
- Muddy Waters - After The Rain - French - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2021 09:35)on June 13, 2021 at 6:19 pm
MUDDY WATERS After The Rain (1970s French 8-track vinyl LP on the blue & orange Chess label, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve has a seam split to the top and general wear, whilst the vinyl is Near Mint CH50017)