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Joined: Jan 21 2006 - 11:43pm
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

I know that Israel is not technically a Jazz artist, but given that my choices are Rock, Jazz and Classical, I figured this was the best forum for him.

Just wondering if anyone else is a fan? If you haven't heard of him, you have probably heard his "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" medley in several well known films. I have been listening to his Facing Future record a lot lately (along with Eva Cassidy: Live at Blues Alley) and can't seem to get enough. Anyone else?


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Joined: Sep 8 2005 - 10:24am
Re: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

I'm a fan of Iz, as well.

I like tossing his discs on when it's late and I'm sitting at the computer. He had a kind of haunting voice.

When we have "hi-fi civilians" over for hanging out, he has a very high rate of them saying, "This is great! Who is it?"

I wish he was still around.

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