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Israel 'IZ' Kamakawiwo'ole

The most popular entertainer in Hawaii until his tragic death in 1997, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole formed the traditional Makaha Sons as a teenager in the mid-'70s, went out on his own in more of a contemporary style by the 1990s, and released four immensely popular recordings before passing away just after the release of 1996's N Dis Life. Born in the Honolulu suburb of Kaimuki, Kamakawiwo'ole later moved to nearby Makaha. In allegiance to his new home, Israel formed the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau with brother Skippy plus Louis "Moon" Kauakahi, Sam Gray and Jerome Koko. The Makaha Sons recorded No Kristo in 1976 and released five more albums during as many years, though Skippy's death of a heart attack in 1982 came as quite a blow to his younger brother. The group soldiered on, and became Hawaii's most popular traditional group with breakout albums like 1984's Puana Hou Me Ke Aloha and its follow-up, 1986's Ho'ola.

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole decided to begin recording on his own with 1990's Ka 'Ano'i, which became the most popular Hawaiian album of the year. Though he continued his solo career, by 1991 he had recorded with the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau again, and that year's Makaha Bash 3 set still more records in Hawaii, thanks in part to the single "Broken Promise." Another Makaha LP, Ho'oluana, appeared in 1992, though it was the last with Israel. His second solo effort, Facing Future, appeared in 1993, and 1995's E Ala E featured a reunited duet with Skippy, thanks to studio technology. Israel continued to win awards and sell very well with 1996's N Dis Life, but his ballooning weight problem (at times, he weighed over 750 pounds) caused his early death at the age of 38. ~ John Bush, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Wonderful World

1. What A Wonderful World (2007)

2. 'ama'ama (2007)

3. Henehene Kou 'aka (2007)

4. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (2007)

5. E Ku'u Morning Dew (2007)

6. White Sandy Beach (2007)

7. Kaleohano (2007)

8. Ka Huila Wai (2007)

9. 'opae E (2007)

10. Ke Alo O Iesu (2007)

11. 'ulili E (2007)

12. A Hawaiian Like Me (2007)

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Track List: Iz The Man And His Music

1. Ahi Wela

2. E Ku'u Morning Dew

3. Kamalani

4. Kaleohano

5. Margarita

6. "This Hawaiian Man" Intro

7. Chant

8. E Ala E

9. Henehene Kou 'aka

10. Lover Of Mine

11. White Sandy Beach

12. 'opae E

13. N Dis Life

14. Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man

15. Hawai'i '78

16. Hawai'i Aloha

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Track List: E Ala E

1. E Ala E

2. 'Ulili E

3. Kaleohano

4. He Hawai`I Au

5. Tnegoku Kara Kaminari (Thunder From Heaven)

6. Kamalani

7. Aloha Ka Manini

8. Maui Medley

9. Hele On To Kauai

10. Kaua'i Beauty

11. Theme From Gilligan's Island

12. I Ke Alo O Iesu

13. A Hawaiian Like Me

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Track List: Facing Future

1. Hawai'i '78 Introduction

2. Ka Huila Wai

3. 'Ama'ama

4. Panini Pua Kea

5. Take Me Home Country Road

6. Kuhio Bay

7. Ka Pua U'i

8. White Sandy Beach Of Hawai'i

9. Henehene Kou 'Aka

10. La 'Elima

11. Pili Me Ka'u Manu

12. Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man

13. Kaulana Kawaihae

14. Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World

15. Hawai'i '78

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Track List: In Dis Life

1. Hi'ilawe

2. In This Life

3. Wai`Alae

4. Starting All Over Again

5. Living In A Sovereign Land

6. 'opae E

7. Aloha Ku'u Pua

8. Johnny Mahoe

9. Lover Of Mine

10. Yokozuna

11. Na Ka Pueo/Keyhole Hula

12. The Fly

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Track List: Ka 'ano'i

1. Margarita

2. Coney Island Washboard Woman

3. Kainoa

4. Ka Na'i Aupuni

5. I'll Be There / Warren's Song

6. Men Who Ride Mountains

7. Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World

8. Hanohano O Cowboy

9. Sea Of Love

10. You Don't Know Me

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elliecupcake 2 0 1 5
Hang in there soon I will be there and help and ease some of the excruciating pain you must feel ! I wish I could help now !!
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Can't wait to hear your beautiful voice again in person in paradise and sing with you.
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He the man
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Great song
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kainorth808
Loving the music."!!!!! "
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R.I.P bud
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sarceo
R.I.P im soooo sory buddy
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Love this song!!
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:( RIP IZ
Very much missed, his music will always be treasured in our hearts!
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���� it sad he died. He will always be in my heart.
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I think this beautiful song is on the soundtrack for the movie 50 First Dates - I absolutely love that movie...what a good song...
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dawnffinley
I have been listening to Over the Rainbow since I was 1, R.I.P
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Iz lives forever in my heart his songs mean so much meaning. I wish he wasn't so fat so he would be alive right now and i love his music sooooooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o much and my favorite is somewhere over the rainbow its so soothing and calm I hate that you died. Please com Back!!!! Please come back.
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johnjaysulli v a n
I agree with bubba. It depends on what the meaning of IZ is.
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It has really nice sound and he has a great voice
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Great song and it sounds like a really nice song
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ever see video of him when they threw ashes in the water?
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zelda4ever64
d*-*b









Luv u IZ
Rip
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Beautiful voice, sad life was so short
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ringewoldann i e
At first I was like wth is this? but WOW!!!! his voice is Amazing!! I will miss you IZ!! RIP!!!
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BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL. That is all you can say Beautiful R.I.P
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moleculematt
That name is hard to say. Love your music Israel Kamakawiwo'o l e .
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annyemcarthu r
Warms my heart
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Bradda IZ and I played baseball together when we were only 12yrs old. I miss that bradda. Love you IZ.
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I love everything about this song. I could listen over and over if Pandora would let me
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beautiful song!
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God bless braddah IZ!
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Love you so much !
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Bradda IZ, Da Hawaiian Superman! RIP Big Man!
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tresherone
in the words of Jim Carrey "beautifull" . . . . .
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kahweeyah
Amazing artist....hi s passing saddens me still to this day R.I.P.~~~I.Z . Jenn
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So much talent such a short life):
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Rip my all of my family loves you!
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zelda4ever64
♥️-♥️
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zelda4ever64
d'-'b luv u so much
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zelda4ever64
I know. But I feel bad when someone talks about something bad about another
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( ̄▽ ̄)ノ
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I LOVE YOU AND YOUR MUSIC!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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lol
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#zelda4ever6 4 be nicer plez, but you are right about his amazing voice.#ILOVE I T LOL!.
ok I have nothin ' because of Bedtime & I can't sleep.soo lolololololo l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l
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I don't like "Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World" it...it just can't put this 7 year old fall asleep & I'm a girl I'm on the wrong profile.����
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Wasn't this guy a Wrestler ? He wrestle the under taker ..
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curth
Love this song
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Love, Laughter and Joy Always
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You keep dreams alive �� <3 We'll see you somewhere over the Rainbow ✌peace ol friend
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IZZy is Awesome❤️❤️❤ ️ His Music LIVES ON FOREVER!!!!! ! ! ! ❤️
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Such a tragic loss
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zelda4ever64
Ur fat! A fat mouth!!! Even though u think he may look bad but he had an amazing voice! RIP IZ
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boernecounse l i n g 1
Thank you!
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This song just came on tonight and my son fell right to sleep. I love his voice.
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