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Texas Bound
Nuno Mindelis
Texas Bound
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
 

     

CD Details

All Artists: Nuno Mindelis
Title: Texas Bound
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bandeirantes
Release Date: 6/10/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
 

CD Reviews

Guitar slinger extraordinaire!
coolbreezeken | Monroeville, NJ United States | 08/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the first Nuno Mindelis CD that I have purchased, and its a good one. Nuno's guitar playing burns throughout the entire CD, ranging from clean and fast on certain tracks like "Hugs" to overdriven and moody on others like his cover of Hendrix's "Castles Made of Sand". The fact that he uses Double Trouble as his backing band helps to lend that "Texas feel" to the CD. I also find it interesting that according to the CD liner notes he uses a Gibson Les Paul, because there are definetly moments when he echoes SRV. If there's any drawback to this album its his weak vocals, but I really don't think that anyone buys a Nuno Mindelis CD for his vocal prowess. Nuno is an innovative and exciting guitarist and this album certainly serves to justify that."
Texas Magic from Brazil
Coen Wolters | Amsterdam, the Netherlands | 03/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, Nuno Mindelis' "Texas Bound" is IMHO one of the best Blues recordings of the nineties. The way Nuno updated Hendrix' "Castles made of Sand", is fantastic."
Nuno Does Texas!
deepbluereview | SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA USA | 04/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Brazilian blues guitarist, Nuno Mindelis, lists Johnny Winter as one of his guitar idol and main influence. I suppose then it should come as no surprise that this CD features Winter's former bassist Tommy Shannon as well as Shannon's partner in Stevie Ray's Double Trouble, drummer Chris Layton. While you don't hear a lot of Winter's influence on the disc, the presence of SRV is certainly heard throughout. This is especially true on the traditional "Egyptian Priestess" and "Blues For Antones". Elsewhere, to solidify that Texas sound, Mindelis invites Lou Ann Barton ("Texas Bound") and Steve James ("They Call Me The Beast") to the party. Mindelis also cover's Jimi Hendrix's "Castles Made Of Sand" which, while rather short at 2:49, is right on the money. The guitar playing on this disc is excellent and Mindelis' vocals are an added bonus."