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Israel Kamakawiwo`ole

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by imageWIS, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Recently heard parts of one of his albums, I was very impressed, as well I realized I had heard his music in various films, yet had no clue as to who he was.

    Jon.
     


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    His version of "Over The Rainbow" is very good. Its been in quite a few films as well
     


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    The song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" has been in several movies. I have his "Facing Future" album (which has that track). It's fairly decent background music and something I occasionaly throw on when I'm studying. I still can't get over the fact that a voice like his comes from that body though.

    Aaron
     


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    That recording always makes me...*ahem*...misty.
     


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    "Brudda Iz" would surely be happy that his music continues to touch people. It's a shame that he couldn't conquer his weight problems in time to save his life.

    I have a couple of his albums and love playing his music in my office, late at night, when I'd rather be somewhere else but can't leave . . . .
     


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    I was turned on to his beautiful music in 2000 while shooting a music video in Hawaii for Don Ho's daughter. I have most of his cd's and be sure to check out the website below. He is much beloved on the islands to this day. http://www.geocities.com/~ukulele/iz.html stevo
     


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