Photos Of Muddy Waters’ Cabin Prior To Being Moved To The Blues Museum

One of our readers, Larry Amato, recently sent us this query through Comments box on the MississippiBluesTravellers.com page on Muddy Waters House:

“Where is the remnants of the house now? I was in Clarksdale back in the 90’s the day they were dis-assembling it and supposedly bringing to a museum.[ Note: It is now in the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale].
There was a film crew there who filmed me playing some blues before they took the house down,,,.. I was the last person to play live music at the house..
any info would be appreciated..
thanks”

We asked Larry Amato if he had any photos from that day and he sent us these photos of Muddy Waters House being disassembled at Stovall Farms, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi, on 6 May 1996, prior to being moved to the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale.

Sign outside the Muddy Waters cabin, Stovall Farms, Clarksdale, Mississippi, circa 1990's (photo: Larry Amato)
Sign outside the Muddy Waters cabin, Stovall Farms, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 6 May 1996 (photo: Larry Amato)
Muddy Waters cabin being disassembled at Stovall Farms for its move to the Blues Museum, , Clarksdale, Mississippi, circa 1990's (photo: Larry Amato)
Muddy Waters cabin being disassembled at Stovall Farms for its move to the Delta Blues Museum, , Clarksdale, Mississippi, 6 May 1996 (photo: Larry Amato)
Muddy Waters cabin being disassembled at Stovall Farms for its move to the Blues Museum, , Clarksdale, Mississippi, circa 1990's (photo: Larry Amato)
Muddy Waters cabin being disassembled at Stovall Farms for its move to the Delta Blues Museum, , Clarksdale, Mississippi, 6 May 1996 (photo: Larry Amato)
Larry Amato at the Muddy Waters cabin as it was being disassembled at Stovall Farms for its move to the Blues Museum, , Clarksdale, Mississippi, circa 1990's (photo: Larry Amato)
Larry Amato at the Muddy Waters cabin as it was being disassembled at Stovall Farms for its move to the Delta Blues Museum, , Clarksdale, Mississippi, 6 May 1996 (photo: Larry Amato)
Larry Amato in the Stovall Farms cotton fields near the site Muddy Waters cabin, Clarksdale, Mississippi, circa 1990's (photo: Larry Amato)
Larry Amato in the Stovall Farms cotton fields near the site of Muddy Waters cabin, Clarksdale, Mississippi, circa 1998 (photo: John Sheehan)

Here is the Mississippi Blues Trail marker which now stands at the site of the Muddy Waters House, Stovall Farms, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi.

The Mississippi Blues Trail marker at the Muddy Waters House site, Stovall Farms, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi.
The Mississippi Blues Trail marker at the Muddy Waters House site, Stovall Farms, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Another reader, Rick Hagedorn, wrote the following comment in the Dialog Box on our Muddy Waters’ House web page:

“When Muddy Waters cabin was moved from the Stovall Farms to the Blues museum, there was a crew from New Orleans that filmed the taking down of the cabin. Was this film ever released anywhere? Do you know the name of the film or the film crew? Thanks in advance.”

Both Larry Amato and Rick Hagedorn wrote about a film crew, possibly based in New Orleans, having filmed the dismantling of Muddy Waters’ house at Stovall Farms on May 6 1996.

Does anyone anything about this film and/or the film crew? We haven’t seen this film and we weren’t aware of it until Larry Amato and Rick Hagedorn mentioned it in comments on the website.

If you know anything about it please let us know by leaving a comment in the Dialog Box below.

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2 thoughts on “Photos Of Muddy Waters’ Cabin Prior To Being Moved To The Blues Museum

  1. I‘ve have been there last October. For me it’s a sacred place, the beginning of Rock n’ Roll music, Muddy with his first recording the big link between Robert Johnson and Chuck Berry, up to The Rolling Stones and modern electric blues. Being there in the pouring rain, looking at the cotton fields, feeling a bit the hard work which the people had to do, listening to Muddy ‘s “country boy”, I started crying big tears in humbleness and gratefulness to have got the chance to visit this magic place. Fran from Berlin

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