Morganfield, McKinley "Muddy Waters"
Submitted by ChrisV on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:52
Nicknamed for the puddles he played in while growing up in Mississippi, Muddy Waters came to Chicago in 1943. He bought this two-flat at 4339 South Lake Park Avenue in 1954 and adapted the basement as a rehearsal room. With his electric guitar, use of the metal slide and amplified ensemble style, Waters pioneered the Chicago Blues style.