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Faust
03-24-2007, 07:04 PM
I thought I would share some of Hawaii and Hawaiian music with you today.
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (IZ)

YouTube - Kamakawiwo Ole' Israel - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPBA2v13JUY&mode=related&search=)

Luanne
03-24-2007, 07:08 PM
I love Iz. What a loss.

lawren2
03-24-2007, 07:16 PM
That was super. I do wish I had gotten to see him.

T. R. Oglodyte
03-24-2007, 07:17 PM
A few more:

Hawai'i 78 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cAbHGZ6F8M) (my all time favorite Iz)

Hawai'i Aloha (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_17vGYa81s)

White Sandy Beach (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_YfyKahP-0&mode=user&search=)

Luanne
03-24-2007, 08:34 PM
A few more:

Hawai'i 78 (my all time favorite Iz)


:allright: One of my favorites of his as well.


Hawai'i Aloha
I wasn't familiar with this one.


White Sandy Beach
Yep. :biggrin:

Hawaiian Superman is another good one. Couldn't figure out how to link it, but it was available when one of the other songs was opened up.

I bought "Facing Future" when we were on the Big Island two summers ago. Somehow playing the CD while we were driving through the Hawaiian countryside (especially on Molokai for some reason) was just incredible.

Faust
03-24-2007, 08:48 PM
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Hawaiian Superman is another good one. Couldn't figure out how to link it, but it was available when one of the other songs was opened up.


This is the only version I could find, sad it’s not a good copy.

YouTube - Israel Kamakawiwoole - Hawaiian Superman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnIbj0iYI0I)

Luanne
03-24-2007, 08:50 PM
This is the only version I could find, sad itís not a good copy.

YouTube - Israel Kamakawiwoole - Hawaiian Superman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnIbj0iYI0I)

Yes, this was the one I saw. I agree, not the best version I've heard.

Hmmm, it may be time to buy another IZ CD in preparation for our trip this summer. :biggrin:

Carol C
03-24-2007, 09:05 PM
RIP Iz. He was awesome, and his spirit and beautiful artistry will live on.

Luanne
03-24-2007, 09:18 PM
Does anyone have a suggestion or recommendation for another IZ CD (already have "Facing the Future")?

Carol C
03-24-2007, 09:29 PM
Does anyone have a suggestion or recommendation for another IZ CD (already have "Facing the Future")?

That one is still his best. But of his posthumous recordings I'd go with "Alone in IZ World" if you'd like to acquire another good one. Btw, are you also a fan of Gabby Pahanui? I love his music and used to play him on my radio show back in the...well, a few years ago. :lol:

Luanne
03-24-2007, 09:32 PM
Btw, are you also a fan of Gabby Pahanui? I love his music and used to play him on my radio show back in the...well, a few years ago. :lol:

Not familiar with him.

Faust
03-24-2007, 09:48 PM
That was super. I do wish I had gotten to see him.

If any one has a reason to kick himself in the butt for not seeing IZ, itís me. IZ played at the SF aloha festival and I was there. I did not know who he was at that time. I was probability buying food or walking around looking at the rest of festival when he was playing. :banghead: :cry2: :cry2:

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