Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Israel Kamakawiw'ole

Also known as Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel 'IZ' Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel IZ Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel K. Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel K. Kamakawiwoole, Israel Kamakawiwoole, Israel Kamawiwoole, Isreal Kamakawiwoole, IZ
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.izhawaii.com/, http://www.myspace.com/israelkamakawiwoole, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Kamakawiwo'ole

Discography of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 E Ala Ē 13 Audio 1995 Big Boy Record Company
2 Wonderful World 12 Audio 2007 Big Boy Record Company
3 Alone In Iz World 13 Audio 2001 Big Boy Record Company
4 Over The Rainbow 2 Audio 2010-09-03 B1 Recordings
5 Facing Future 15 Audio 1993 Big Boy Record Company
6 Over The Rainbow 13 Audio 2010
7 Over The Rainbow 3 Audio 2010 Decca
8 Somewhere Over The Rainbow 13 Audio 2010 Decca
9 Somewhere Over The Rainbow - The Best Of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole 13 Audio 2011
10 Somewhere Over The Rainbow - The Best Of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole 13 Audio 2011-02-25
11 Facing Future 15 Audio 2010 B1 Recordings
12 Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World 3 Audio 2006 Hot Records (2)
13 Alone In Iz World 13 Audio 2010 B1 Recordings
14 Alone In Iz World 13 Audio 2010 Universal
15 Somewhere Over The Rainbow - The Best Of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole 13 Audio 2010 Mountain Apple Company
16 Facing Future 15 Audio 1993 Big Boy Record Company


Born 20th of May 1959, full-blooded Hawaiian born artist Israel released several CD's and got his break in the U.S. when a Radio DJ in California played his version of the Judy Garland written song 'Somewhere over the rainbow' from his 'Facing Future' album, a simple song with his voice and a Ukulele in a traditional Hawaiian performance. Israel or 'Iz' is the most popular and legendary artist that came from Hawaii and never seem to be forgotten by the citizens.

He died 26th of June 1997 of heart failure due to his massive body weight of over 900 pounds (400 Kilos). Today, 'Somewhere over the rainbow' is widely used in commercials and movies and is still popular over 10 years after since that rainy day in California where people heard it on the radio for the first time. And the album 'Facing Future' has sold over 1 million on worldwide basis.


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