Nuno Mindelis | Twelve Hours

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Twelve Hours

by Nuno Mindelis

"The CD that I have been waiting for ever since we lost SRV... flat out full tilt killer blues."--Bandit Blues Radio; "Explodes with heavy, Hendrix-Vaughan guitar"--Blues Revue; "A classic in modern blues"--Real Blues Magazine
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. You Better Believe It
4:12 $0.99
2. Stormy Minded Man
4:21 $0.99
3. Shake It
5:22 $0.99
4. I Got You Baby
4:34 $0.99
5. Dizzy Slow Blues
6:07 $0.99
6. Rats & Leeches
4:32 $0.99
7. Crawling Back
5:07 $0.99
8. Dana's Song
6:20 $0.99
9. I Can't Quit Singing the Blues
5:59 $0.99
10. Twelve Hours
5:38 $0.99
11. Chica & Sarah Loops
1:22 $0.99
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"Twelve Hours" is the ground-breaking fourth CD from one of the world's premier Blues guitarists, Nuno Mindelis. Nuno's Blues credentials are impressive: named "Best Blues Guitarist" by Guitar Player Magazine, two CD's with Stevie Ray Vaughan's band, Double Trouble, and rave reviews for his live performances, from Austin Texas to the 2004 Montreal International Jazz Festival.

The reviewers pull no punches:

"The playing throughout is imaginative, hard, fast and not for the faint of heart. But the rhythm section knows how to play blues; this is not a rock record"--Blues Revue Magazine

"When was the last time you heard this much passion and talent combined? 1983 or 1969 would be an appropriate answer..5 Big Bottles for a CD that'll become a classic in modern blues guitar. Nuno Mindelis has arrived"-- Real Blues Magazine

"A voice like Johnny Winter only better, and a hint of Stevie Ray Vaughan in the guitar...this disc smokes from start to finish!"--Doug Bolin, 105.9 The Rock (Nashville)

"Loaded with Nuno's biting guitar leads, "Twelve Hours" is Nuno's best release to date. His tone and phrasing are killer, delivering tons of passion and feeling. This is a consistently excellent CD."

The extensive reviews at the bottom of this page say it all: This is a "must have" CD for any true Blues fan.


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Nuno's own life journey embodies the Blues. He was born in Angola, and started making guitars as a young child. His family was forced to flee the war in Angola, and for safety Nuno was sent to live apart from his family in Canada for several years. Continuing to refine his unique fingerstyle electric Blues technique, Nuno was finally reunited with his family in Brazil. Now renowned as one of the world's top Blues artists, Nuno has shared the stage with B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Otis Clay, and Junior Wells, among others. Nuno continues to play to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim worldwide.



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Al Want

SRV addicts rewarded
If you're a Stevie Ray Vaughan addict you'll feel like Twelve Hours is long awaited fix. Mindelis captures the style, fire and soul of Vaughan's Texas blues and brings them back to life. You'll be glued to every single cut on this cd.

patrick herron

great guitarist,
great music, guitarist,and blues, would definitely buy more.

Sandi Williams

For those that love the BLUES
Great music. Suprub musicians.

Terry Clear, Blues Bytes (Sept 2003)

"this guy can write good lyrics as well as playing faultless guitar"
Twelve Hours (Beast Music) is the latest of four CDs released by Nuno Mindelis, a refugee from the war in Angola. Nuno's background in blues started with him making his own guitars at home in Angola, and carried when he went to live apart from his family in Canada, where he refined his blues technique. He was then re-united with his family in Brazil, where he has become of the country's top blues artists. This latest album features nine self-written tracks and two tracks written for Nuno by Paul Orta, one of which, "You Better Believe It," opens the CD in great style. This is a rocking blues track that really drives along with some great guitar work from Nuno Mindelis. Listen out for some superb Hammond organ playing on this track by Flavio Naves --- unobtrusive, but right there on the line! The first of the tracks written by Nuno follows ("Stormy Minded Man"), and it shows that this guy can write good lyrics as well as playing faultless guitar. The second of the Paul Orta tracks is third on the CD, and it's entitled "Shake It." Thiago Cerveira blows some inspired harp on this one; what a pity he doesn't play harp on more of the tracks, as he blends in so well. The real showcase for Nuno's guitar playing, I think, is track five, "Dizzy Slow Blues" (closely followed by trac eight, "Dana's Song" ). The vocals have a strange treatment on this track, Nuno sounding like he's in a different room. It sounds strange but it seems to work. Flavio Naves' work on the keyboards on this track is exceptional. Most of the time he's so deep in the background that you really have to concentrate to find him, but then he pops up to the fore and captures your attention totally, and holds you there. Track six, "Rats & Leeches," is possibly the blusiest track on the album; the lyrics put me in mind of some of Van Morrison's writing from the late 1990s. The track is very reminiscent of "Going Down Geneva" on the CD Back On Top ---maybe that's what makes it my favourite track on the album! Most blues styles are catered for on this CD, and if you want moody you just have to go straight to track eight, "Dana's Song" --- an instrumental, even though it has the word song in the title. This is perfect late night listening for blues lovers. The album finishes off with "Chica & Sarah Loops," a track that had me perplexed --- what does the title refer to? why are there dogs barking in it? why is it so short ? (one minute, 22 seconds). This track is a solo acoustic guitar boogie that left me confused about the dogs, and left me wanting more! Maybe that's the point of it! The lasting impression that I get from listening to this CD is how all the band members fit together so well --- the music blends all the different instruments together perfectly. All in all, a very good album --- and one that you'll listen to a lot if you buy it.

Mark R. Silance

BLEW ME AWAY! Clapton,Page,King....MOVEOVER!
I consider myself a guitar aficienado and this cd will sit in my special section that contains; Hendrix,Clapton,Page,S.R.V.,Santana,Townsend,etc.

Bob Gallegos

I had not heard of Nuno until last month sorry to say but I have heard him now!! Awesome stuff and will be looking forward to future recordings.

Dave Payne

The true heir to the throne of the immortal SRV
It is not very often that a play a new CD and after just two tracks press the REPEAT ALL on my CD player
My advice to anyone reading this
GET THIS will not regret it


I've been missing this
I haven't heard this much fun for a long time. Great emotion. Thanks


Thank you Nuno!
I just wanna thank you Nuno for this CD!

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Awesome! If only radio would play real music like this.
Absolutely incredible. Were radio not a bunch of sugar pop crap Nuno Mindelis would be a mega star. The guy can flat out play. It's blues like it should be.
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