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Stevie Ray Vaughan, le blues et la modernité

Abstract : In the eighties, a fabulous guitarist revolutionized the blues. Born throughout the pain of African American's esclavagism, the blues didn't go through the XX's century without some events. In a first time, White people ignored it. Nevertheless, it permitted the rock's blossoming. Abandoned by the Black people, it found continuity in the R&B. It knew a second birth in Great Britain. Thanks to the European White people's infatuation, the Americans had a passion for this music again. However it must attempt to emerge throughout the music's diversity it is in competition with. At this time, the musical business was very important. Moreover, the blues got to standardize itself and to lose its expressiveness. However, something has changed: from a music reserved for a submissive population, it went to an international music. White people, Black people and every socials class are passionate about it.
From his native Texas, Stevie Ray Vaughan learned this music and guitar as an self-taught person. He integrate old blues masters styles, but, he also learn recent music's, like psychedelic rock, funk, rockabilly or jazz. With all his knowledge, he revolutionized the blues without distorting it, giving it a new life. Throughout this dissertation, we will study how Stevie Ray Vaughan gave his extraordinary talents to the blues, while being a part of a tradition that he wants to preserve and transmit.
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Paul Lazarini. Stevie Ray Vaughan, le blues et la modernité. Musique, musicologie et arts de la scène. 2012. ⟨dumas-00747907⟩



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