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Muddy Waters' home in trouble

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - From inside the walls of 4339 S. Lake Park, you can hear the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. That's because the building is the original home of the House of Blues.

Welcome to the home of Muddy Waters. Larry "Mud" Morganfield is his son.

His father lived in the house for 20 years. On the occasional day, you would hear blues seeping from the basement, or maybe even see Muddy playing out in the front yard. In fact, you had a good chance at running into Chuck Berry or Howlin' Wolf if you dropped by.

But now, the house is in trouble.

It was listed by Landmark Illinois as one of the Top 10 most endangered historic places in the state. Morganfield has until July 1 to raise $120,000 if he wants to save it.

The Rolling Stones named their after one of his songs, the Beatles sang about him and was was the first guitar player Jimi Hendrix ever heard.

Muddy Waters is the father of Chicago Blues and his home continues to decay. All his son wants is for us to remember that - for us to take a moment and listen.

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