Israel Kamakawiwo`ole – Guestbook – 1999 Archive

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May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997

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GUESTBOOK  – 1999 Archive (January 1999-December 1999)

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Name: Matt Miller
Email: Surfn_fool@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 12/31/99
Time: 5:46:09 PM
Comments
To Israeland his famaly, Over spring break my step father who is hawaiian took us to Hawaii. There I was exposed to the hawaiian culture and music. I got Israel’s Cd “Facing Future” after hearing the song Maui Hawaiian Suppa Man on a helicopter tour. I like the album alot. Even though i am not hawaiian and did not know of him while he was alive, i think he was a great person, and really like his music.

Matt Miller
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Name: Howard Herscovici
Email: howard@microspec.com
URL:
Date: 12/31/99
Time: 2:32:05 PM
Comments
I just heard Israel’s voice for the first time today. It was his recording of Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World. I sat in awe of the power and delicacy of his voice and how he made these songs, so connected with the original artists, his own. I came on the Internet to find out more about this singer and was so saddened to see that he had passed away in 1997. I will try and find the album Facing Future so that I can have that track available to me.

My condolences to the family.
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Name: anita & chris lafrenz
Email: claf@nac.net
URL:
Date: 12/31/99
Time: 12:17:57 PM
Comments
On the eve of this millennium’s passing…. Some things endure past time itself… Such is the collective love of this wonderful artist. Reading the messages on these pages renews my faith in humanity. Iz has the power to make people express their love openly and honestly for another human being. Thank you, Iz, for creating such love.
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Name: WOODY HARPER
Email: KHARPER@EESCODIST.COM
URL:
Date: 12/31/99
Time: 6:25:11 AM
Comments
I AM THE SAME AGE AS IZ WHEN HE DIED. I HAVE A HEART PROBLEM. EVERY MORNING I LISTEN TO “SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW/WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD”. SOMETIMES 4 OR 5 TIMES. IT KEEPS ME GOING. IT KEEPS ME CALM. THANK YOU IZ.
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Name: steve
Email: aloha1@aloha.net
URL: hawaii-nation.org
Date: 12/30/99
Time: 1:13:57 PM
Comments
really miss you. a little more of hawaii went with you. a hui hou, steve
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Name: Laura Barri
Email: mahina@kachina.net
URL:
Date: 12/30/99
Time: 8:33:49 AM
Comments
Aloha keepers of the memories. I’m So glad to find this site. I was away when he died and cried so hard when I heard. Iz touched and inspired our lives deeply, richly. His olelo makes me chicken skin still and melts the pilikia of the day. Blessings of aloha to his ohana. It’s hard to loose a loved one – especially when they are so awesome. Please know that his aloha is felt here, so far from Hawai’i nei, but so close in heart.

Me ke aloha pumehana. Mahina
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Name: Phillips family
Email: www.Kiwi1939@AOL.Com
URL:
Date: 12/29/99
Time: 9:51:32 AM
Comments
Only just discovered this wonderful voice….what a huge loss to both of us. His voice, his music, and his memory will live on in the Hawaiian people and in our family. God bless Bruddah IZ, and his family.

Mahalo, IZ, may you rest peacefully, your spirit is still in the islands.
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Name: Jason Keone Kahele
Email:
URL:
Date: 12/27/99
Time: 1:38:37 PM
Comments
I LOVE AND ADMIRE YOU BRUDDAH IZ.MAHALO FOR BRINGING OUR CULTURE TO THE EARS AND HEARTS OF SO MANY PEOPLE ( BOTH HAWAIIAN / OR WHOMEVER MAY HAVE BEEN LISTENING ).YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICE RAISED EYEBROWS ALL OVER THE WORLD,AND HELPED TO BRING THE “ALOHA SPIRIT” TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHOM HAVE NEVER HAD THE PRIVLEGE TO FEEL THE WARMTH AND POWER OF OUR ENDANGERED PEOPLE.ALOHA
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Name: Sandi
Email: hawnspice@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 12/25/99
Time: 2:38:13 PM
Comments
Although we know that you are in a better place, on the side of God, we miss you so, but your music lives in us always. Till we meet again bruddah IZ, you are always in our hearts. I know that skippy was waiting for you to come home.

Aloha oe, Sandi(kauai)
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Name: Lee & Ana Graves
Email: leeroy@spidernet.com.cy
URL:
Date: 12/24/99
Time: 11:39:17 PM
Comments
IZ, Mahalo for sharing your gift with us. we will always cherish your sweet voice and message of love. Aloha, Lee & Analiza
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Name: FRANK L. ESCALANTE
Email: POYPNDR
URL:
Date: 12/20/99
Time: 2:47:48 PM
Comments
ALOHA BRO
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Name: Kyle Freeman
Email: Napvsop@aol.com
URL:
Date: 12/20/99
Time: 1:03:29 PM
Comments
I only just discovered Izzy’s music this past year, and am greatly saddend to discover that he has passed and will be making no more music for us folks who remain here. His voice suggests innocence, the sadness that comes from keeping one’s eyes wide open, and an almost otherworldliness. The production values on Facing Future were remarkably good. I am sending Facing Future to freinds and loved ones, that they too might share and grow from his influence.
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Name: Reed Knappe
Email: reedzang@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 12/17/99
Time: 12:53:44 PM
Comments
Even though I am a haoli, I think IZ made great music
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Name: dave barry
Email: Davebarry8@aol.com
URL:
Date: 12/14/99
Time: 3:05:05 PM
Comments
I heard this 30 second commercial on tv for e toys and I was moved to the point that I had to find out who it was. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the voice belonged to a 700 pound Hawaiian. I’m having a hard time writing this letter, because I’m weeping like a child. When I found out that this human being has past on, I couldn’t believe that 30 seconds could move a person so much. The more I read, the harder it got. My wife had to finish typing this letter for me. And I’m quite embarassed, to say the least. This is the first time that I have written a fan letter to anyone. I really wish that I could have met him. Well, I’ll be telling everyone about this cd. Because I’m usually joking and laughing, and they will find this very interesting that I have been so moved by another human being. Our hearts to out to you and your family. The Barry’s
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Name: Beatrice & Ron  Perotti
Email: Ronald_Perotti@icgcom.com
URL:
Date: 12/13/99
Time: 1:48:19 PM
Comments
In early November, we visited Kaua’i for the first time. During a vist to Kapaa, we purchased the “Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau” CD–had no idea of the group’s background or the content on the CD. What a wonderful choice we made! Often, we listen to the enchanting music and vocals, close our eyes, and we are back on Kaua’i.–made all the more meaningful now that we know “Bruddah IZ.”
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Name: Diane Morneau
Email: dmorneau@aie.ca
URL:
Date: 12/13/99
Time: 4:11:53 AM
Comments
I was very sorry to learn a few minutes ago while searching the Search Engine for Iz. that he had passed away on June 26th. I had bought his albun Facing Future while visiting Hawaii a few years ago. His warm warm voice and songs has made it one of the best albums I own which I play quite often for myself and to my visiting friends. Living in Montreal,Canada, I have not been able so far able to find out if Izrael had made other albums. That was why I decided to search for some info on the web. His passing away so young really gave me a shock. I Hope in the future to puchase a few more albums. My deepest sympathy to all the familyé

iI
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Name: Tanya Karlson
Email: tany@alfa.telenordia.se
URL:
Date: 12/11/99
Time: 6:19:13 AM
Comments
Eigth months ago while I was watching Party of five, I heard the song “Over the rainbow” and I just loved it, specially the singer´s voice. Yestarday, I rented the film Joe Black and at the end of the film I could hear the song again and I was very happy to finally get the singer´s name. Througth internet I got information about Israel and I was very sad to find out about his death. He had a great voice. I like to give to all his family my condolence.
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Name: Tanya Karlson
Email: tany@alfa.telenordia.se
URL:
Date: 12/11/99
Time: 6:19:06 AM
Comments
Eigth months ago while I was watching Party of five, I heard the song “Over the rainbow” and I just loved it, specially the singer´s voice. Yestarday, I rented the film Joe Black and at the end of the film I could hear the song again and I was very happy to finally get the singer´s name. Througth internet I got information about Israel and I was very sad to find out about his death. He had a great voice. I like to give to all his family my condolence.
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Name: Tanya Karlson
Email: tany@alfa.telenordia.se
URL:
Date: 12/11/99
Time: 6:13:40 AM
Comments
Eigth months ago while I was watching Party of five, I heard the song “Over the rainbow” and I just loved it, specially the singer´s voice. Yestarday, I rented the film Joe Black and at the end of the film I could hear the song again and I was very happy to finally get the singer´s name. Througth internet I got information about Israel and I was very sad to find out about his death. He had a great voice. I like to give to all his familly my condolence.
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Name: lucy keawaha kainani luna
Email: keawaha21aol.com
URL:
Date: 12/10/99
Time: 10:06:06 AM
Comments
I AM SORRY. HE WAZ DA BEST SINGER. LUV YOU BRUDDAH IZ.FOEVA HAWAIIAN STYLE ALWAYZ LUV KEAWAHA
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Name: Rossy boy
Email: pit84rm@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: 12/9/99
Time: 8:04:45 PM
Comments
A man deserving of a site! Mahalo and Ahui Hou braddah Iz! SUUUUUUPEEEEEEEEEEEEEH!
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Name: Wailana Kuhia
Email: lanagirl143@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 12/9/99
Time: 7:30:33 PM
Comments
WE MISS U BRADDAH IZ!!!!!

MUCH LOVE TO ALL OF THE ‘OHANA AND MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU.

TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS

BRADDAH IZ MADE A BIG IMPACT ON MY LIFE!!!!111

A HUI HOU!!!!!

WAILANA&’OHANA
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Name: Sheldon & Lynnette Abbott
Email: OceanAngel@iWon.com
URL:
Date: 12/8/99
Time: 5:54:59 PM
Comments
Lynnette and I were lucky to have discovered Brudda IZ on our first trip to the islands together in June 1997. We are still very excited and moved by his voice. We thank God and the extended Kamakawiw’ole family for nurturing this wonderful human being. The man’s music is destined to live on forever, and we will share this legacy with all music lovers for the rest of our days. Aloha Brudda IZ.
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Name: Tomeka Payne
Email: meka@pcpostal.com
URL:
Date: 12/8/99
Time: 8:22:02 AM
Comments
We will all miss him.
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Name: Lori Lorenz
Email: lorenz@cdsnet.net
URL:
Date: 12/7/99
Time: 8:06:46 PM
Comments
Thank you for hosting this site. Iz’s music has nourished my love for the islands, my place of growing up, my heart home. I was gifted to see him in person at the Shell some years ago when he performed impromptu and continue to love his music both solo and with Makaha Sons, my all time favorite group. He was a treasure in the islands and sorely missed.

Lori Lorenz, Ashland, Oregon
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Name: Tony Scataglia
Email: scataglia001@hawaii.rr.com
URL:
Date: 12/4/99
Time: 9:52:51 AM
Comments
I’ve never NOT met a man that touched me so… In his music and in his style.

And was greatly greived at his passing on.

Bruddah IZ, your spirit is strong and alive, thank you for your sharing. You still touch me deeply.

Your picture should be in the Dictionary under “HAWAI`IAN”
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Name: judy droste
Email: fdroste@ameritech.net
URL:
Date: 12/4/99
Time: 7:32:56 AM
Comments
No matter what difficult circumstances life may throw my way, as long as I have my Iz cd’s, my spirits are lifted by his magical voice and my troubles are forgotten for a while.

I am so happy every time I am surprised by Iz’s voice in the E toys.com commercials.

He is always with us, isn’t he, making our days a little brighter.

God bless you dear Iz, and keep you safe till we meet on the other side.

Aloha, Judy Droste
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Name: Monica Maglasang
Email: javasante@aol.com
URL:
Date: 12/3/99
Time: 10:51:08 AM
Comments
when things are too much, i listen it IZ and nothing seems so bad.
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Name: Billy Gomban Jr.
Email: billyg@crackseeds.com
URL: http://www.crackseeds.com
Date: 12/2/99
Time: 10:06:14 PM
Comments
Bruddah IZ … Jammin’ the heavens…We’ll remember you for ever…
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Name: Matt
Email: MDMAN97
URL:
Date: 12/2/99
Time: 7:50:38 PM
Comments
in my last signing i put KAMAKAWIWO Ole I ment to put Bruddah IZ sorry for the confusion
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Name: Matt
Email: MDMAN97@aol.com
URL:
Date: 12/2/99
Time: 7:46:41 PM
Comments
I would just like to say to his family and friends that I am so very sorry to read that Kamakawiwo Ole has died and that my preyers will be with you all.

from, Matt ( also known as MDMAN97)
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Name: kaleiwohi
Email: kaleiwohi@excite.com
URL:
Date: 11/30/99
Time: 11:04:37 AM
Comments
Oh Gentle Spirit and Awesome Heart with the voice of an angel, How sorrowful and empty are the days for those who loved you, without your presence here in the craziness we call life. Too Soon, much too soon taken away for your repose. I am grateful, I suppose that at least we have your recordings and in our memories you live on. But there were more songs to song, more places to go and people to see! Aloha a hui hou! Length of days in the coming system of things. Wonders of Peace an
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Name: RANETTE ROBINSON STRINZ
Email: RANETTERN@AOL.COM
URL:
Date: 11/29/99
Time: 12:25:40 PM
Comments
ALOHA: I HAVE FOLLOWED THE MAKAHA SONS WHEN THEY USED TO ENTERTAIN AT THE OLD SEAVIEW INN IN HALEIWA AND I HAVE BEEN A FAN EVER SINCE. IT HAS BEEN ONLY RECENTLY THAT I HAVE TRULY PRAISED GOD FOR THE WONDERFUL GIFT HE HAS LEFT US WITH THE BEAUTIFUL VOICE OF BRUDDA IZ. I WAS DRIVING ONE RAINING MORNING (IN HILO) TO WORK AND THE RADIO STATION PLAYED IZ’S RENDITION OF TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR AND I HAD TO HAVE IT…RUSHED TO BORDER’S ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT I ALREADY HAD HIS CD “IZ” AND JUST NEVER REALIZED HOW BEAUTIFUL IZ’S VOICE WAS. THANK YOU BRUDDA IZ FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES AND THAT LASTING GIFT OF YOUR VOICE THAT WILL BE WITH US FOREVER. WE ARE TRULY BLESSED. ALOHA KE AKUA.
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Name: Maelani
Email: b_evergreen@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 11/26/99
Time: 9:15:27 PM
Comments
Iz was always wonderful and bigger than life. I used to call him fat-so. He make a play on words and tell me right back, “yeah my soul so big, I got big aloha for you too”. And hold out his arms to give me a big hug. He was good fun and we all miss him. I tease hime when he sing at school too and he handle it all, make me proud there are people like him we can all be proud of.
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Name: Clinton Brink
Email: cbrink@sea.kiewit-pbd.com
URL:
Date: 11/26/99
Time: 9:54:01 AM
Comments
Every time I find myself longing for my home, in Hawaii, I just put an Iz cd on and I am back home!
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Name: Kevin Kailua Oamilda
Email: thegreatkailua@aol.com
URL:
Date: 11/26/99
Time: 9:35:39 AM
Comments
To the family and all those close to the phenominal Bruddah IZ:Even though you’ve left us, the aloha we have for you and your music never will. A Hui Hou,cuz.
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Name: Stacy SAvvas
Email:
URL:
Date: 11/24/99
Time: 10:22:41 PM
Comments
His music brings joy to my life as well to others. My mom is from Hawaii and every time she listens to BRUDDAH IZ music it takes her bacsk to the good ol’days when her bruddah and sistas were lil’kids in Hawaii. We all are greatful of his music he was a great man. My deepest thoughts are with his Family!
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Name: andy rupp
Email: iamputz@aol.com
URL:
Date: 11/23/99
Time: 7:34:32 PM
Comments
I don’t have much to say, except that I loved listening to my buddy play bruddah IZ. I was sad to hear he passed, but I still love his voice. Thanks for the great songs.
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Name: Jeremy Belew
Email: winbammer@excite.com
URL:
Date: 11/23/99
Time: 6:49:31 AM
Comments
I just recently was able to enjoy the work of IZ. The only way it reached me was through the movie Meeting Joe Black. Ironically enough, this movie is about death and how the world is such a beautiful place. I wish I was able to have heard IZ when he was alive, but I think that his legend will always live on.
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Name: Chris
Email: chriscow15@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: 11/22/99
Time: 9:50:39 PM
Comments
I first heard Iz’s music (Somewhere over the rainbow) in the credits for a movie but I couldn’t remember which movie it came from. The funny thing is I began to hear the same song for the e-toys TV ads. It drove me crazy because I loved the song. The voice and music was so beautiful. I researched and dug around for quite a while and finally figured out it was from “Meet Joe Black.”

It was easy from there and I found out that Iz did the music and further research brought me to this site.

I’m sorry to find out that he had passed away. We are lucky to have his music with us. It’s wonderfull!
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Name: Komaki Keoni Makamaka O Ke Kai
Email: vIZnquest_1@bigfoot.com
URL: http://expage.com/page/viznquest
Date: 11/22/99
Time: 3:06:58 PM
Comments
Today it is one year since my Mom passed away. She introduced me to IZ and I loved it from the first note. She died of lung cancer and had his song N Dis Life played at her memorial service. I am grateful for having such a mother of mine. I am also grateful she had me listen to IZ as I continue to do so. I feel such a sense of pride that I hear his music in Movies and commercials. It brings me back to my Mom and the memories that have me miss her and I am sure those two have been singing up a storm up there and having good fun. I pray that IZ continues to touch hearts and lives like he had mine and that we all come to Christ as he and my Mom had before they passed.

Me ke aloha,

Komaki
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Name: Christy Warner
Email: cgwarner@softhome.net
URL:
Date: 11/21/99
Time: 1:45:05 AM
Comments
I just recently saw the movie “Meet Joe Black.” We missed it in the theater and had rented the film to view at home. I am usually one to become disinterested in the movie as soon as the credits start rolling, but it was different in this case. When I heard the music start to play, I was totally mesmerized by it. Somewhere Over the Rainbow and What A Wondeful World are two of my alltime favorite songs, but I had never heard the the songs performed that way. It literally brought me to tears. Bravo.
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Name: Randal & Lana Leilani Mitsumura
Email: kingkam@t-link.net
URL: unknown
Date: 11/17/99
Time: 3:53:56 PM
Comments
Aloha Auntie Marlene & Ceslieanne, Let me tell you alittle about us, I’m a single parent,Randy living on the Island of MAUI with my daughter Lana Leilani, she is only 5 years old. Lana Leilana loves Uncle IZ’s music so very vey much,”WE” MISS HIM”””” she listens to his music in her own room by herself and she started dance the HULA on her own. I’m not able to drive so its so very hard for me to take her places where she really needs to go like HULA lessons where she belongs. Its me !! when I was younger I didn’t care about nothing an I got into alot of troble, now I’m paying for it, by them taking away my drivers licence for life, 4 DUI’S in 10 years. Now I have full custody of my daughter cause her mother was charged for child abuse on the mainland when she was only 2 now she is 5 and a hand full and I love her dearly. I wish that you could e-mail us so my daughter and I can keep in touch with the both of you .. YOU were always in our hearths, when she and I saw Uncle’s Celebration on the Hokuleia, our hearts were broken. We Love you all so very very much even if you don’t know us we know you..threw your husband “UNCLE IZ’s Music. I ask for some Prayer that I my over come the feas’s of LIFE ! My daughter needs me so much and I Pray that you my be able to e-mail us and keep in touch.. That would help us get threw this times of dispare, we both need, well I Need you in our hearts so that Uncle Iz will never die. My daughter says that he is near her even if he is with Jesus he is near her and that makes me cry 🙁 She loves him and I just wished that I was able to take her to one of his events before he went to he OUR LORD, but he left, like she says, he left all his music for the children to enjoy and she sure is enjoying his music. Please e-mail us so that we know that your in our hearts as well and we can keep in touch. So close but yet so far away !!!! I was born a raised her on the island of MAUI & My Dauighter was born here also, WE are HAWAIIANS IN HEART !!!! LOTS OF LOVE & ALOHA ALWAYS & FOREVER !!!!! Randy & LANA LEILANI …..
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Name: couisn gabe kilakalua da3rd
Email: bigksoundproduction@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: 11/17/99
Time: 11:17:35 AM
Comments
aloha to you couisn iz this is couisn gabe i”ll tell the people oh hawaii as we where growing up as couisn’S as i rember you being so busy with music there was no time to get together because my dad was so so busy entertaining also and so busy that the only time we saw each other is when my dad was playing at the same ho’olaule ‘s buisness functions or birthday partys or luau s around the island’s on the same stage with you. and thos where the special time.s i know that we always huged each other and had talks about the family and that izreal alway.s said take care your dad and always said uncle GABE. he can make that guitar talk that was his famous words i remember he always came to the del web.s kuilima hotel. know known as the turtle bay hilton to watch my dad play music in the white whale lounge with his band the “nanakuli son’s ” we lived ther back in 1970 raising our horses and while my dad was away he always traved to “las vegas” 6months out of a year and had the “famous sam choy to take of me and mt brother uncle sam was our shef and limo driver and had took us to and from school everyday.anyways thats why we hardly saw each other.but isreal had his own life and i know he was a private man and so is my dad who love to just live life and take care the family. i always wanted to play guitar and learned the music but instead i learned how to mix the counsol so later in life 1990 91 92 93 94 95 96 i got to mix isreal at concerts that i was at doing sound for it.s so awsome to come together later in life as cousin .s not knowing that we both be together on the same stage with iz singing and me mixing. and both laughing together and having proushious time and moments it was pure tears let me tell you he has grow into the music and into other peopls hearts . but on june 26 when i heard of his passing i was saden but happy knowing that he is in a good place know.isreal had so much to acomplish in life you wouldn .t belive. i know he had touch to many lives such as mine. you know i sat at home. thinking so hard and telling my wife angela i wish i could do sound system for my cousin.s funeral or wake and she said to call andi said no because i know iz had his own people that normaly do his sound so i told my wife it would be 10 to 1 mom and she said someone going call. so i waited couple days later the phone rang and my wife said dad there.s your wish so i picked up the phone and it was marleen kamakawiwo’ole and cousin mel amina.s wife cousin leialoha said that isreal would love you to do the sound at MAKUA BEACH. ah boy i grabed my guitar played and cryed happly all nite in the morning got ready for a long day with IZ.i had set up the stage and sound system. it also was a beautiful day so many band.s so many of IZ. friends that work with him in the studio. mountain apple co. gay lord holomalia. tom moffatt lim family. moe keale. eh all da brada.s and sista.s showed up. and i can tell u this it.s nov 17 1999 and i still miss him it will never go away i love you cousin isreal brada iz aloha kakou till we meet again love you very much cousin gabe kila kilakalua da 3rd. PS. no mine how i spell or write as iz always said one finga 2 finga typing. he ha…
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Name: Anela Gray
Email: nelzy76@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 11/16/99
Time: 4:43:50 PM
Comments
I am so thankful that was a lucky person to have known uncle Israel personally. I am the daughter of Sam Gray one of the original members of the original Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau! When ever he came to the Big Island he made sure that he either visited or called to let us know of his presence. He is such a special person to me and a role model. Even though I am only 15 years old, I aspire to go into the music industry. He made such an impact on people’s lives around the world. He is such a fun loving guy. I remember recieving e-mails from him. I miss him so much. If you never heard his music then you are missing out on a wonderful thing. Rake care god bless, and ALOHA!
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Name: Nina & David
Email: walrusinc.@worldnet.att.net
URL:
Date: 11/16/99
Time: 9:15:31 AM
Comments
We loved his music so much we played the song In This Life to get married to on May 2, 1999. His voice will always be part of our favorite memories.
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Name: Leo Menz
Email: FLYCO777@aol.com
URL:
Date: 11/15/99
Time: 3:15:48 PM
Comments
To the family of IZ, My intro to Iz was in Newport Beach,CA in 1997. Since this time I have introduced many people to Iz even as far away as Jerusalem,Israel. Of course he was already known there! As a result “In this life” from the album N Dis Life has become our song ( the love of my life ) who lives in Jerusalem, she is Palestinian. Much of the lyrics she relates to very closely as well as warmly. To the Bruddah, Mahala, Aloha- FOREVER HAWAII for YOU !! Leo
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Name: Nathan Robinson
Email: nathan_robinson@mail.com
URL:
Date: 11/14/99
Time: 5:09:04 PM
Comments
Read article in Washington Post and trying to learn more. Thanks for your good site.

Nathan
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Name: bob plutte
Email: LopakaP@aol.com
URL:
Date: 11/12/99
Time: 3:26:34 PM
Comments
I have only recently been exposed to your music, IZ, but I feel as if I’ve known your spirit for a long, long time… I only wish that I could have seen you and heard you in person… your music and voice have touched me like no other in my life, and your words and thoughts are with me constantly… the Lord must have wanted you very badly to take you at such a young age… they must have needed some beautiful Hawaiian music in heaven… mahalo to you for giving me such pleasure… appreciatively…. bob plutte…a Hawaiian at heart
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Name: David Saurer
Email: YaleWriter@aol.com
URL: www.YaleWriter.com
Date: 11/12/99
Time: 3:20:33 PM
Comments
Aloha, Iz and Ohana –

Missing you very much.

I am now on the Mainland, and was listening to your music today while at work. No wonder you are a legend… You say it all! What would the gods say? We did give it all up for the promise of progress and look what we get – mass slayings, and a whole lot of lesser stupidity and sadness.

Auwe!

Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono!

Your friend, Kawika
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Name: Patty Schlueter
Email: patsch2@aol.com
URL:
Date: 11/12/99
Time: 7:18:38 AM
Comments
I have just discovered this moving artist. His music has me captive with an understanding of a man I never knew. I’m purchasing more of his CD’s. I bought my first one in Maui in October of 99 and now want more. Its beautiful! What a wonderful person he IZ.
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Name: ki’inani thelin
Email: thelins@gte.net
URL:
Date: 11/11/99
Time: 12:17:15 AM
Comments
The best of the best. It’s who he was–it’s now who he’s with.

Ki’inani
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Name: Buddy Blasingame
Email: buddib@bellsouth.net
URL:
Date: 11/10/99
Time: 11:32:13 AM
Comments
I was highly distressed this day to find that Isreal had passed away. My wife, Bonnie and I just recently discovered his loving talents, in the movie “Joe Black.” We then sought out sources for his music. We bought the “Joe Black” cd, then found “Face Future.” We’re sitting in our office listening and I decide to track him down on the internet; then I ran across the “In Memory of” and was jolted from head to toe.

A total stranger touched our hearts and reached down caressing our souls. The simplicity and gentle power will be with us always.

Our sincere condolences are extended to Isreal’s wife, children, family and friends. We share, but cannot begin to feel the true loss of a man of such stature.

Very Sincerely, Buddy Blasingame
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Name: Julian Wilson
Email: julian@smart.net
URL:
Date: 11/10/99
Time: 5:01:02 AM
Comments
I loved this bruddah’s songs………… Rest in peace Bra…

Jewels
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Name: Sabrina Patterson
Email: rice-pattest@navair.navy.mil
URL:
Date: 11/8/99
Time: 1:33:25 PM
Comments
What a beautiful voice to accompany a beautiful mind and heart. God Bless
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Name: Reggie/Jeana Kama
Email: KamaIII@aol.com
URL:
Date: 11/8/99
Time: 10:16:27 AM
Comments
Aloha, from Colorado Springs, Co.

As I sit at work my mind started to wonder back to my good bradda (Skippy), Kaimuki High School Days. My wife and I was so priviledge to have met the sons on our various visits back home, (military took us away from the islands.)

Skippy and I were classmates at Kaimuki H.S. Of the times that we would visit, we made a point to catch the Sons performances. I dearly miss both brothers whose music has inspired me to malama hawaiian music. Bradda IZ’s music is so uplifting, that when times are’nt so good his music would change all of it.

Our aloha to the family, for sharing IZ with so many memories and the beautiful music that he willing shared with many of his fans far and near. Gods Blessing to all of you. Reggie and Jeana Kama Colorado Springs
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Name: Rick
Email: ulua,man@usa.net
URL: no more
Date: 11/6/99
Time: 7:22:49 PM
Comments
Mahalo, for the gift of music.
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Name: John
Email: spore@banet.net
URL:
Date: 11/5/99
Time: 5:27:57 PM
Comments
My wife & I, just visited Oahu. Loved the island and the people, but IZ’s music made my trip something very special. I bought ‘Facing Future’ and the music touched me deeply. I was upset to find out about IZ. I have not stopped listening to the music and playing it for anyone who will listen. Gob blessed this man with an ability to touch people with his voice and spirit. I thank Him that I was one who was touched.

Mahalo.
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Name: Mike Ainsa
Email: main@acaciapark.com
URL:
Date: 11/4/99
Time: 6:39:03 PM
Comments
A great artist whose music brought peace.
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Name: Ku’uleialoha
Email: KupaaTita@aol.com
URL:
Date: 11/2/99
Time: 1:15:32 AM
Comments
Braddah IZ was the most inspirable man that anyone could remember. He was a big part in everone’s lives. He will be missed always. At his concerts he really marked everyone’s hearts with a lot of memories that we will all remember forever in our lives. Braddah IZ has touched hearts of all ages. Young and old. Without Braddah IZ the world wouldn’t have someone to always look up too. I will always remember YOU Braddah IZ. My heart goes out to his family. WE LOVE YOU BRADDAH IZ.
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Name: Leonard & Cheryl Koomoa
Email: ckoomoa@netscape.net
URL:
Date: 11/1/99
Time: 2:48:12 PM
Comments
Music is created in heaven and goes back to heaven to reach the king of eternitiy
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Name: Dave Terry
Email: dpterry@worldnet.att.net
URL:
Date: 11/1/99
Time: 2:37:55 PM
Comments
I had to move from Hawaii to Guam for two years it was during this time that we lost Israel, sometimes news doesn’t get to Guam very quickly. It was a couple of weeks after his passing that I heard about it. I all of a sudden felt as if a part of me was also gone. His music truly came from the heart.
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Name: kaleo
Email:
URL: www.mixplate.com
Date: 11/1/99
Time: 10:56:59 AM
Comments
Mahalo fo everyting, bruddah Iz!
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Name: John Owens & Tammy Kawamura
Email: kawhe musiccamur@aloha.net
URL:
Date: 10/31/99
Time: 8:05:45 AM
Comments
Well… hard to say anything other than something so many others have already said. The music continues and it touches many lives and through it he lives on. His legacy is more than just those he left behind as his music is still making friends and helping others learn his soul. We can only say Aloha!
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Name: Keaka Nishimura
Email: hwn1999@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: 10/29/99
Time: 8:18:19 PM
Comments
i grew up in washington state listening to junk kine music dat’ my bruddah sta listening to. den i wen buy your c.d. i been playing da ukulele since i was 4 years old and someday hope to play like you. your music got me playing and practicing everyday. and everytime i practiced i knew someday it will happen. for if it wasn’t for you, i wouldn’t be playing da uke like i do today. -Keaka Nishimura
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Name: Wm. May
Email: Wm.May@WmMay.com
URL: http://www.WmMay.com
Date: 10/27/99
Time: 5:33:32 PM
Comments
As I sit in front of but disregarding the Television late one night in my home so far from Hawaii, a commercial suddenly catches my eye. In it a young boy, fascinated by the ocean, looks in to a tide pool, tentativley slips his finger into the water and then experiences, perhaps for the first time the wonder of the ocean.

But what is it that makes this ad transcend the hundreds of others that flash by each day. And then I realize something wonderful – the music behind the commercial, the music that fits so perfectly with a young boy thrilling to nature and something new – the music is that of Iz singin somewhere over the rainbow.

And I smile, and I realize that some very smart, probably very highly paid writer sitting in a room probably in a high rise city in a far away place, writing an ad for an gian Internet company, this writer too has realized the power of that gentle voice. Its ability to create beauty and love. And aloha.

Thanks Iz. I smiled that night and on into the next day and then again the next. To realize what you gave us.
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Name: KAPI PEREZ
Email: KRIZANdesign@webtv.net
URL:
Date: 10/27/99
Time: 9:14:41 AM
Comments
I MISS BRUDDAH IZ. ALTHOUGH HE IS IN OUR HEARTS AND MEMORIES. I WISH HE WAS STILL HERE. I LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC DAILY FOR HE IS INSPIRATIONAL TO ME.I JUST MISS HIM. MY ALOHA IS FOREVER WITH IZZYS’ OHANA.
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Name: Frances Job
Email: francesj@ttmt.co.nz
URL:
Date: 10/26/99
Time: 4:02:37 PM
Comments
Kia ora from Whangarei, New Zealand. My husband and I visited beautiful Hawaii in September 1999 as we competed at the Queen Liliuokalani Outrigger canoe race, Kona, Hawaii. As we drove around the Big Island and Oahu we listened to the absolute majestic music of Israel. His music touched our hearts, we bought all the CD’s and now play them to all that visit our home. One of our beautiful memories of Hawaii is the awesome voice of this man, and in all CD players in our home and vehicles is always a copy of his music. To all his family, thank you for sharing his music. Arohanui, Frances and Les Job, Whangarei, New Zealand.
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Name: Cynthia Frost
Email: almamar@hotmail.com
URL: homepages.msn.com/RightWay/mpmt/index.html
Date: 10/26/99
Time: 2:21:41 PM
Comments
My husband and I were blessed with a trip to Maui on 10/17/99. It was on the flight to Maui that I heard about IZ passing away to another magical land and a better place! I bought his CD (Facing Future) while I was there. I love the cd and especially the following; the lyrics inside the CD cover of Facing Future, Hawaii 78 Intro, Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World and Hawaii 78! He will be remembered for more than his beautiful music. My prayers go out to the family and friends. Cynthia Frost
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Name: nathan grace
Email: keola19@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 10/26/99
Time: 9:59:24 AM
Comments
us entertainers miss him alot and with his past guidence to our kamali’i he will be remembered and he will always be in our hearts
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Name: Ed McGuire
Email: edm@gty.ci.henderson.nv.us
URL:
Date: 10/25/99
Time: 6:54:26 PM
Comments
Iz makes music the whole world understands!
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Name: Aaron Ragona
Email:
URL:
Date: 10/25/99
Time: 4:53:08 PM
Comments
Bruddah is was one the greatest hawaiian singers of all time God Bless Him
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Name: TJ
Email: pohai@hawaii.rr.com
URL:
Date: 10/25/99
Time: 12:48:56 PM
Comments
Just wanted to express my Aloha to a ward, dear man. My family had moved to ORegon in 1997 and had been there only days when we heard of Israel’s passing. My sons, aged 7 and 11 at the time were devastated. They had met IZ at various concerts, and even took a picture with him at a concert in Waimanalo to benefit a keiki boxing team. Hui hou, my friend. God bless you and keep you safe.
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Name: Bernie Balsis
Email: x12403@exmail.usma.edu
URL:
Date: 10/24/99
Time: 7:37:41 PM
Comments
I really enjoy his music. Especially in New York where it is very hard to find the aloha that is so easily found in Hawai’i.
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Name: Bernie Balsis
Email: x12403@exmail.usma.edu
URL:
Date: 10/24/99
Time: 7:37:17 PM
Comments
I really enjoy his music. Especially in New York where it is very hard to find the aloha that is so easily found in Hawai’i.
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Name: lamonte johnson
Email: lamonte1@gte.net
URL:
Date: 10/24/99
Time: 2:28:33 PM
Comments
I love the man and his mele. I wish I could have seen him or met him.
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Name: Karl Guilbeau
Email: karlg@bellsouth.net
URL:
Date: 10/23/99
Time: 5:18:06 PM
Comments
I heard Israel on National Public Radio profile some time ago and lost the paper where I attempted to write down his name. I’ve been looking for him ever since and found him tonight. I wish to collect all things beautiful for my son, almost three now. He will be moved like I am by that soulful, spiritual voice paired with ukelele. In “Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Israel’s singing flows softly while the strumming is rapid and upbeat. Magic results from the contrast.
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Name: Virginia
Email: vsands@midmo.net
URL:
Date: 10/23/99
Time: 11:51:08 AM
Comments
Returned from Kauai recently, Brought home CD By Iz, love to listen to him. He can turn a hecktic day into a very peaceful one. Iam sure he sings with the angles now. Virginia, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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Name: Petra Rennefahrt
Email: sanfilippo@t-online.de
URL:
Date: 10/21/99
Time: 6:01:20 AM
Comments
I´m from Germany and at my first visit in Hawaai in March 1997 I heard the songs of IZ and I was impressed about this great songs. My second visit in Hawaii in March 1999 was great but I was very sad at the moment I heard the great man IZ was dead. I don´t know this till this time and it was a shock. I think there are not much people in Europe who knows IZ and his message, but the people who know him love him! So I do! It´s great that a lot of people remember him!
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Name: Mirela Goi
Email: mirelagoi@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 10/20/99
Time: 4:30:15 PM
Comments
Hello People

I’m looking for mp3 of one music of this wonderful singer. The Name of the song is Over the rainbow.

Please if u have this music in MP3 please contact me !!! I’m from Brasil and I cant by a CD Here !

My ICQ is 3628697

Merci Mirela
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Name: Ona
Email: lll11.axe.humboldt.edu
URL:
Date: 10/20/99
Time: 12:55:54 PM
Comments
I love you Braddah Iz
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Name: Dan & JEAN Steinhardt
Email: wolf@ccounty.net
URL:
Date: 10/15/99
Time: 6:20:28 PM
Comments
We love his music.
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Name: KM
Email:
URL:
Date: 10/13/99
Time: 1:41:28 AM
Comments
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Name: Canan
Email: Canan@aol.com
URL: http://fly.to/thelimit
Date: 10/12/99
Time: 1:31:22 PM
Comments
Having just moved to Hawaii a month ago, I heard IZ’s music on the radio and fell immediatly in love with it and the person who could sing so beautifully and gently. It was quite a shock to find out that he has died already. If there are midi-files of his music, please send them to me. Thanks. A very sad fan.
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Name: jharalson(kimo)
Email: madfish@alaska.net
URL: www.madfish@alaska.net
Date: 10/10/99
Time: 3:54:41 PM
Comments
when we were in hawaii on the big island we saw some of his music. the only cd i purchased was ‘n dis life’, i could listen to his music always. his music brings much joy and warmth to my heart and soul. such beautiful music!!
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Name: Judy and Ray
Email: jtorres219@aol.com
URL:
Date: 10/6/99
Time: 2:46:01 PM
Comments
TRULY A MAN LARGER THAN LIFE. NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN MAHALO BRUDDA IZ
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Name: LOANA FOJAS
Email: LFHAPA@YAHOO.COM
URL:
Date: 10/4/99
Time: 11:58:45 PM
Comments
I LOVE U IZ. U R THE BEST. I LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC EVERYDAY. I WISH I HAD A CHANCE TO U AND YOUR FAMILY. I BROUGHT YUR VIDEO WHEN I WAS IN HAWAII IN AUGUST I WATCH IT EVERY NIGHT BE4 I GO TO BED. I LOVE U IZ. I LIVE IN SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA IN THE MAINLAND. I HAVE FAMILY ALL OVER HAWAII
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Name: Ha’aheo Kamau
Email: Kamaunuihalakaipo@usa.net
URL:
Date: 10/3/99
Time: 2:33:06 PM
Comments
The Man his Music his Love will be forever cherished. You will never be forgotten.Aloha No our Bradda Iz.

A Hui Hou, Ano Ai Mekealoha pumehana

Ha’aheo Kamau and Ohana Ku’uipo,Teri’i Kamalani, Ti’ohi a Tane Boy
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Name: KEITH HAINA
Email: ferreirai001@hawaii.rr.com
URL:
Date: 10/2/99
Time: 3:48:34 PM
Comments
ITS AMAZING HOW ONE MANS LIFE CAN TOUCH SO MANY AND SPAN SO MANY GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE AND SO MANY CULTURES. I GUESS I CAN’T SAY THINGS THAT PEOPLE DONT ALREADY KNOW, BUT I HOPE AND PRAY THAT IZ’S LEGACY LIVES ON INTO THE NEXT MILLENIUM AND BEYOND. ALOHA
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Name: Linda Frangello & Shannon X. Lu
Email: 2 buoys@bigfoot.com
URL:
Date: 10/1/99
Time: 9:55:46 PM
Comments
What a wonderful voice, just like an angel. And his personality, sparkling and mischievious. Bruddah Iz, you will live on in our hearts always. Your music will serve to cheer us up and when we listen we “have good fun”! God Bless You, Iz. We know you are somewhere over the rainbow. Our prayers for your wife, daughter and extended family. Your loss will never be replaced. Aloha…
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Name: Chris Herron
Email: PedsRN888@aol.com
URL:
Date: 10/1/99
Time: 8:35:29 PM
Comments
What a beautiful & soulful voice. Brings me so close to the islands.
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Name: ululani maikai
Email: zee637@yahoo.com
URL: zee637@yahoo.com
Date: 9/29/99
Time: 12:48:41 PM
Comments
i just want to say i really miss the big guy!!! he was my idol throughout his music and his advice.i wish that he was still here right now. i will never forget the night that i saw him at a party performing.the moment that i saw him i was in shock. i never dreamt the day that i would see him in person. i was so glad that i got an autograph from him.the moment i heard his music i just fell in love him and his voice.and of course his messages to the youth of hawaii nei.all i want to say is god bless braddah iz and his family,stay strong and just keep the mans spirit alive.aloha wau ia oe.

o wau iho no, Ululani Maikai
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Name: Bob Lancaster
Email: rslancastr@aol.com
URL: members.aol.com/rslancastr
Date: 9/28/99
Time: 5:08:22 PM
Comments
My wife and I were vacationing on Kauai when we heard the live version of “White Sandy Beach” on the radio. What a beautiful song, what a beautiful voice! And in the talking he did before starting the song, you could feel the love flowing between the singer and the audience.

I had to have this record! But the announcer never said who the artist was. I vowed I would look it up on the Internet when I got back to the mainland.

Two days later, I was leaving a souvenir shop when a CD display caught my eye. I picked up a CD, “IZ – The Man and His Music”, and turned it over. There it was: “White Sandy Beach”! I couldn’t help but feel I was MEANT to have this CD.

I listened to it out in the car, happy to have found this wonderfful artist, hoping to see him in concert one day. It wasn’t until I read the liner notes that I found out that Iz had passed away.

I wish I had heard you years ago, Iz. I wish I could have met you. I found you and lost you on the same day. But, like all your other fans, I’ll always have your music, which came from your heart, to live inside of mine.

Bob (a braddah haole)
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Name: Ted Compoc
Email: Mokutc1@aol.com
URL:
Date: 9/28/99
Time: 10:54:04 AM
Comments
The best ever!! Being away from home for 40 years, Bruddah IZ kept the spirit in us through his music! Mahalo Brah!!!
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Name: Brenda McComb
Email: Ms KAPAA@aol.com
URL:
Date: 9/28/99
Time: 7:21:01 AM
Comments
Mahalo for the beautiful music you have given us and you will not be forgotten. God Bless your family We love you braddah Iz
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Name: Charles “Kamakahonu” Holmes
Email: holmescharles@netscape.net
URL:
Date: 9/27/99
Time: 5:37:41 PM
Comments
I’ve been a fan of Isarel Kamakawiwo`ole for many years and when he died it felt like a peice of Hawai`i died with him. There will never be another man like Iz, I’m sure that everyone will miss his smile, jokes, and the warm feeling of Aloha when he is around. I send out my condolences to the family of Isarel Kamakawiwo`ole, may God bless you all. I know that his memory will live on forever in his music, and I know that his memory will never die as long us Hawaiians keep his music alive ONIPA`A
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Name: Charles “Kamakahonu” Holmes
Email: holmescharles@netscape.net
URL:
Date: 9/27/99
Time: 5:37:32 PM
Comments
I’ve been a fan of Isarel kamakawiwo`ole for many years and when he died it felt like a peice of Hawai`i died with him. There will never be another man like Iz, I’m sure that everyone will miss his smile, jokes, and the warm feeling of Aloha when he is around. I send out my condolences to the family of Isarel Kamakawiwo`ole, may God bless you all. I know that his memory will live on forever in his music, and I know that his memory will never die as long us Hawaiians keep his music alive ONIPA`A
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Name: Revatinatha Dasa
Email: hanuman@gte.net
URL:
Date: 9/25/99
Time: 11:24:49 AM
Comments
God bless brother Iz for his love and compassion, Aloha
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Name: Martin Jordaan
Email: mjjord@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 9/25/99
Time: 10:16:14 AM
Comments
I was in on vacation in Maui last month and wanted to bring back some Aloha music. I walked into a music store in Kahului on the last day of my trip and asked the clerk what she recommended for traditional music. IZ’s “In dis life” was what she recommended.

I am so glad to have shared the music IZ made, it has made a big impact on me.

One love, Aloha! Martin
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Name: Manoa Davis
Email: antoine@erols.com
URL:
Date: 9/24/99
Time: 4:31:30 PM
Comments
I REMEMBER SEEING THE MAKAHA SONS OF NI’IHAU AND AT LUAUS IZ AND SKIPPY WOULD BE THE ENTERTAINMENT. I WAS A CHILD THEN AND DIDN’T QUITE APPRECIATE OUR HAWAIIAN HERITAGE, NOW THAT I AM ALL GROWN UP (LIVING AWAY FROM HOME…WASHINGTON DC) I HAVE COME TO REALIZE THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME. LISTENING TO BRUDDAH IZ HELPS ME REMEMBER MY HOME. HE WILL NEVER BE REPLACED. HE IS MISSED EXTREMELY. A HUI HOU IZ. ALOHA
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Name: Rolita Flores Ezeonu
Email: rfezeonu@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 9/24/99
Time: 11:12:00 AM
Comments
BRADDAH IZ:

KEEP FLYING WITH THE ANGELS…JUST WANTED TO WRITE THIS TO YOU-I LEARNED IT AT A CAMP…ANONYMOUS AUTHOR.

“HOW COULD ANYONE EVER TELL YOU, YOU WERE ANYTHING LESS THAN BEAUTIFUL? HOW COULD ANYONE EVER TELL YOU WERE LESS THAN WHOLE? HOW COULD ANYONE FAIL TO NOTICE THAT YOUR LOVING IS A MIRACLE? HOW DEEPLY YOU’RE CONNECTED TO MY SOUL.”

MAHALO NUI LOA FOR TOUCHING MY LIFE.

PEACE BE WITH YOU.

ALOHA-ROLITA
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Name: Rolita Flores Ezeonu
Email: rfezeonu@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 9/24/99
Time: 11:06:53 AM
Comments
BRADDAH IZ:

KEEP FLYING WITH THE ANGELS…JUST WANTED TO WRITE THIS TO YOU-I LEARNED IT AT A CAMP…ANONYMOUS AUTHOR.

“HOW COULD ANYONE EVER TELL YOU, YOU WERE ANYTHING LESS THAN BEAUTIFUL? HOW COULD ANYONE EVERY TELL YOU WERE LESS THAN WHOLE? HOW COULD ANYONE FAIL TO NOTICE THAT YOUR LOVING IS A MIRACLE? HOW DEEPLY YOU’RE CONNECTED TO MY SOUL.”

MAHALO NUI LOA FOR TOUCHING MY LIFE.

PEACE BE WITH YOU.

ALOHA-ROLITA
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Name: Louise & Al Mendrala
Email: rockynorth@coslink.net
URL: www.concentric.net/~rockyboy
Date: 9/23/99
Time: 3:56:29 PM
Comments
Unfortunately, we never had the chance to see Iz in concert. We have been heavily into contemporary Hawaiian music for a number of years. We have all of Iz’s CDs, and they have been played over, and over, and over!

I wish we would have had the opportunity to see him in concert, but the timing never quite worked out… that would have such a lasting memory.
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Name: Adam Bediamol
Email: kumuboy8@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 9/21/99
Time: 4:45:33 PM
Comments
I was insipered to pick up my ukulele everyday to play his music. It was a challange for myself to try and learn the chords of his songs. I wish I could have met my musical idol.
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Name: Christopher Kauakea Fletcher
Email: kauakea@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 9/21/99
Time: 8:38:33 AM
Comments
To a legend for all times, my aloha and prayers to you and your family. Sing with the choirs of Angels.
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Name: Kapiolani DuBose
Email: KapiolaniD@Fatbrain.com
URL:
Date: 9/20/99
Time: 6:42:54 AM
Comments
I loved his music he reminded me what being Hawaiian was all about.
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Name: Pamela Stanton
Email: iamlittleone@hotmail com
URL:
Date: 9/18/99
Time: 10:30:15 AM
Comments
I moved to arkansas this year July, 1999. and miss Hawaii and Bro IZ’s music so bad, I bought 3 of his C.D’s before I moved because I knew that over here I would never hear his beautiful voice again. I was listaening to his C.D. and “White Sandy Beach” and “In this life” came on the C.D. and I could not help myself– I started to cry!! I miss Hawaii, the people, and the music soooo bad. its killing me. Please tell Bro. Iz’s wife and family I loved him and all Hawaiian music, Jawaiian, and all the people, even in Arkansas Bro. Iz lives on in my heat and in his music. Take care and God bless you all, ALOHA and Mahalo for the music of Bro. IZ. Forever a loving fan, Pamela Stanton, Hawaiian name, Ku’ulei Lauai

E-mail address Iamlittleone@hotmail.com
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Name: Mary Berkhoudt
Email: JD2Esq@aol.com
URL:
Date: 9/17/99
Time: 7:46:09 PM
Comments
I just got back from a two week vacation (one on the Big Island, and one on Kauai). I fell in love with his music. I bought three of his CD’s, and only wished I had bought more. I cannot find any here. His voice was beautiful and haunting. He’ll be missed.
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Name: kawika perez
Email: brodieboy@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 9/15/99
Time: 7:05:56 AM
Comments
You’re the best ever! You are missed immensely. God bless you and your family; and i know you’re making beautiful music up there, can’t wait to hear it!
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Name: Phil & Val Ibarra
Email: Waiohinu@Hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 9/14/99
Time: 11:16:26 AM
Comments
Aloha, We would to say “Mahalo Nui Loa,” for all the awesome Hawaiian Music and the Mana, Bradda IZ has installed in our Ohana, in Olympia, Washington. Val and I, grew up in a little town in Waiohinu, Ka’u, Hawaii. We will always will be a part of your life through your music and your Hawaiian Mana for the people of Hawaii.

Aloha Phil & Val Ibarra Lacey, WA
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Name: Mitch Tam
Email: mitchtam@webtv.net
URL:
Date: 9/11/99
Time: 4:28:05 PM
Comments
Aloha Bruddah Iz.. I no miss your music-it will always be here for us. I miss your kolohe ways and good words of advice for our keiki. I miss jokin around with you on the net. Aloha my bruddah “dawg” P.S. I hope you and sista Rel no mind. I going come stay with you guys when my turn come.
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Name: Laura
Email: hibound@texas.net
URL:
Date: 9/10/99
Time: 6:17:21 AM
Comments
Iz is the greatest. I discovered him on my last trip to Hawaii. I am currently living in TX but will be moving to HI next year. His music gives me hope to carry on and moves me in my mind to Hawaii the land I’ve loved for 15 years. Thanks to Bruddah IZ.
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Name: Elizabeth Morales
Email: TikiReef2@aol.com
URL: TikiReef.com
Date: 9/9/99
Time: 8:17:50 AM
Comments
I have discovered Israel Kamakawiwo,ole, music.I love what he stood for.Iam not hawwaiian but I love the music it make you feel good in side .some times it brings tears to my eyes when I hear his music.I love when he makes me laugh when he says he,s joke .On his CD IZ in concert.love that CD LOVE Always liz morales ps MY son tells me. Mom you listen to that CD again. heehee Aloha
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Name: Wendy Niihau
Email: w_enos@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: 9/9/99
Time: 2:07:03 AM
Comments
we gonna miss you, cuz. I never knew, I have been gone from Hawai’i too long. Time to come home for us all.
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Name: Jennifer
Email: jmuwahine@hotmail.edu
URL:
Date: 9/9/99
Time: 12:55:55 AM
Comments
I just wanted to say that when I lived in Hawaii, I loved listening to Bruddah Iz sing his Hawaiian music. I remember going to one of his birthday bash concerts at the Shell. I have all of his CD’s and now that I live in Virginia I play them all the time to remind me of my island home.
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Name: karen adams
Email: k_adamsthomas@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: 9/8/99
Time: 4:47:59 AM
Comments
I just feel compelled to tell yout that just a few days ago my brother david introduced me to the music Of Bruddah IZ only a few days ago. I love the Hawaiian people and have so much respect for the culture. I can’t tell you how much Israels’ music has touched my heart in only a short time. When I hear him sing “White Sandy Beach” with his sweet melodic voice it brings a tear to my eye.
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Name: Mika`ele Pavao
Email: mipavao@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: 9/1/99
Time: 8:11:57 AM
Comments
I loved his music and everything he did i always thought i couldnt play the ukelele but i looked up to him and said if he could i could!!!!!!!!!!! ALOHA MIKA
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Name: Ken Chavez
Email: KACHACHA@aol.com
URL:
Date: 9/1/99
Time: 09:51:01 AM
Comments
The family took a vacation to Hawaii last week and I picked up “IZ IN CONCERT”. I saw his CD’s all over. I wondered who this guy was! I decided to buy a tape for myself and was pleasantly suprised how much myself and my family enjoyed it. We have been back to the mainland now for about a week and we are still listening to it. I hope I can find his other work here. I didn’t even know IZ had passed away until I read the jacket in the tape. I still can’t believe it. I have been a Cecilio & Kapono fan for years and now I have found someone else I can enjoy!! Thank you, Ken Chavez & Family
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Name: Mika`ele Pavao
Email: mipavao@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: 9/1/99
Time: 08:11:57 AM
Comments
I loved his music and everything he did i always thought i couldnt play the ukelele but i looked up to him and said if he could i could!!!!!!!!!!! ALOHA MIKA
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Name: Ray & Denise Passes
Email: raypass@aol.com
URL:
Date: 9/1/99
Time: 06:31:55 AM
Comments
The way to listen to old Hawaii Music. We shall miss him forever. Aloha & Mahalo
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Name: Carolyn Rosamilia
E-mail address: artgivng@together.net
Comments: The voice of an angel! I miss you IZ.

Tuesday August 31st 1999 07:56:23
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Name: Lisa Rosa and Ohana
E-mail address: elizabeth.rosa@worldnet.att.net
Comments: Braddah Iz, Can’t believe you went home to be with Jesus,over two years ago.We miss you and the beautiful voice that God had graced you with.Someday,we will all get to hear that voice and see you face,again.Until then brah,we love you,even hea in the Las Vegas Valley.

Tuesday August 31st 1999 08:57:27
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Name: Jim Brown
E-mail address: downtown@us.ibm.com

Monday August 30th 1999 02:57:56
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Name: v stewart
E-mail address: vste852308@aol.com
Comments: I remember hearing Brother IZ say that when he was gone, he wanted those of us left to remember him by planting a koa tree in Kapiolani Park. Has this been done yet?

Tuesday August 30th 1999 05:11:58
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Name: Dave Watts
E-mail address: david@masons-arms.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL: www.masons-arms.freeserve.co.uk
Comments: I have been privileged to have been able to visit the beautiful Islands of Hawaii each year for the past 16 years and over those years grown to love the “Aina” as my own and have come to regard all my friends in Hawaii as “Ohana”. I first heard Iz’s music when I heard the track ” Hawaiian Supa’man” so I bought the C.D. however I was Fascinated by the lyrics of a song with a reference to “how would the King feel if he were able to come back and see what had happened to his beautiful free land.This gave me a great deal to think about. I was in Hawaii when the Proclomation was made and I decided to learn more about the Hawaiian Heritage and about the Great man Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. I have many happy memories of my visits to Hawaii but I also have a big regret that I did not meet Iz. I was very fortunate to be given another CD by my friend Gavin Kaina ( he too is a musician and singer) he gave me the Original recording of “Hawaii ’78”. I know that the message from Iz will get stronger and stronger and that The memory of Iz will live forever through his music. “Ua mau ke ea o ka’aina i ka pono” 

Monday August 30th 1999 01:15:10
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Name: Laura Rodrigues
E-mail address: hookfoot_laura@hotmail.com
Comments: Aloha, I work in a small gift shop in Volcano, Kilauea Kreations. I love to tell the visitors, (tourists) that come by, what an icon in Hawaii Bruddah Iz, is! I have a pog that he signed for me, through braddah Sam Grey, that I will always cherish. His love, his music, his memory lives on in every Hawaiian and music lover alike. Until we meet again in the Kingdom, Iz… Hook

Monday August 30th 1999 02:11:46
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Name: John W. Marvin
E-mail address: Punahale@webtv.net
Comments: Iz was my late wifes favorite. Her favorite song was “In ‘Dis Life” and it was played at her memorial. Now, she s with Iz, singin’ up and aving fun. Thanks Iz for a legacy that will outlast all the others. 

Sunday August 29th 1999 04:02:19
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Name: kaanoi
E-mail address: rscheeseborough@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: yahoo
Comments: aloha broda iz we will miss you and your wonderfull music .that has touched our hearts .mahalo we love you

Sunday August 29th 1999 03:39:49
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Name: cbhbj,
E-mail address: chj.yu.com.my
Homepage URL: xgfjhb 
Comments: thgvhvhuhajnmxnmhgfuhekmglrklgmlm

Saturday August 28th 1999 06:48:12
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Name: Pohai Kealoha
Comments: I don’t think i eva met braddah Iz.but i do love his music. he had da hawaiian pride in him!HAWAIIAN BORN!!!

Friday August 27th 1999 10:21:53
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Name: Holly Freewynn
E-mail address: freewynn@aracnet.com
Comments: I first heard Iz on National Public Radio when Iz died. Then, I collected all his solo albums when I visited the Islands in 1998. His big heart came THROUGH his music, and touched all. Bless Iz.

Thursday August 26th 1999 05:03:04
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Name: Holly Freewynn
E-mail address: freewynn@aracnet.com
Comments: I first heard Iz on National Public Radio when Iz died. Then, I collected all his solo albums when I visited the Islands in 1998. Bless Iz.

Thursday August 26th 1999 05:01:54
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Name: Cola
E-mail address: Na_Koa@Yahoo.com
Comments: Miss da old days when we used to party with Iz and Cousin Glen Kapahu and Hartwell Apo guys on Kauai…Da music wasn’t the only thing that was sweet!!!

Wednesday August 25th 1999 03:12:52
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Name: mike duggan
E-mail address: Mauimike9@hotmail.com
Comments: i just went to maui on vacation when we saw his cd we laughed now i am sorry

Tuesday August 24th 1999 08:22:15
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Name: Larkin Evans
E-mail address: lmehmb@aol.com
Comments: I am a high school art teacher in Half Moon Bay, California. I first heard E ala E while snorkeling on the Napali Coast in August, 1999. Words cannot describe what I felt, saw and spiritually connected….one of those rare moments in life when you are one with the sea, the universe and timelessness. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole is able to touch something in a person that cannot be put in words alone. I only wish I understood the beautiful language so that I would also know what the words mean. No matter, I felt them. Thank you I.Z….but you already know how much you touched me. 

Saturday August 21st 1999 10:49:36
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Name: Nancy Howard Ford
E-mail address: hilandlass@usa.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Stage/5094/index.html
Comments: I wanted to share with everyone how I first came to know Bruddah Iz. My brother, Dave, came home from Hawai’i and brought his CD’s with him. The first one he played for us was “Facing Future”. I was mesmerized by his voice. My favorite song on the CD is “White Sandy Beach of Hawaai’i”. What an awesome song! I’m planning on buying more of Bruddah Iz’s CD’s in the future. Mahalo and Aloha! Nancy

Friday August 20th 1999 05:50:54
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Name: S Hoenike
Comments: I was shopping in Maui and heard this great voice. I had to get his CD!! I have enjoyed many hours of Iz and was saddened that his life was cut short. I hope he has found peace in the arms of God.

Friday August 20th 1999 04:08:33
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Name: susan torres
E-mail address: www.hunsaker.com

Thursday August 19th 1999 02:05:49
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Name: David and Jane Offill
E-mail address: doffill@pacbell.net
Comments: We discovered IZ’s music last year when we visited Kauai and havw been deeply touched by the purity of his vision, his deep faith, his gentle humor, and his voice of an angel. His music is a legacy for all Hawaiians and”Hawaiians at heart.” Blessings to his family and friends.

Thursday August 19th 1999 12:59:47
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Name: Bruce & Kalei Tong
E-mail address: WELINA@webtv.net
Homepage URL: http://community-1.webtv.net/WELINA/TotalEclipse
Comments: Maika’i keia kanaka maoli. Nui kona aloha no kakou. Wala’au ‘o ia me ka ha’aha’a, Himeni ‘o ia me ka leo nahenahe, E ho’ola ‘aina, e ku pono kakou, E ho’oikaika ka lahui ‘o Hawaii, Ku like kakou no ka pono’i. Ho’opomaika’i ke Akua ia Izrael. Mahalo ke Akua no keia kanaka nui.

Monday August 16th 1999 12:26:10
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Sunday August 15th 1999 10:53:59
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Name: David Worley
E-mail address: dworley@alltel.net
Comments: I just recently visited Hawaii and heard IZ’s music while there. I immediately fell in love with the style and quality of his music. I didn’t find out about his passing until I had returned home and decided to do some research to find more of his music. I can tell from my brief exposure that we will all miss this increadible man and his music.

Sunday August 16th 1999 07:36:28
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Name: Johnny Johnson
E-mail address: highhandicap@earthlink.net
Comments: Not Hawaiian by blood but Hawaiian at heart. I just moved to Oahu and haven’t heard Iz’s music until recently. I grew up listening to alot of kaneka music and it has always touched me but nothing like Iz’s. Too bad I never got to see him in person. 

Sunday August 15th 1999 10:53:59
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Name: Ipu
E-mail address: Ipuheke@aol.com
Comments: Aloha Kakou! A wonderfully comical man, with loads of love and devotion for his people, and his aina. A tribute to all that he loved, and all that love him. He now shines upon us from way up there…look he’s the biggest star in the heavens….keep smiling BRADDAH! 

Sunday August 15th 1999 04:37:32
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Name: Peter Adam
E-mail address: padam@netvigator.com
Comments: I only heard of Iz for the first time in July 1997 when, together with my wife, I visited my sister who lives in Hawaii. I bought ‘Dis Life” at the time which was, as I understand, just after Iz’s death. His music will live on in the hearts and minds of those who, like me, felt they knew him through his music.

Friday August 13th 1999 12:39:52
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Name: Debbi
E-mail address: thedeb@theriver.com
Comments: I was visiting a friend in Washington State for her birthday and she received the “Facing Future” CD and we were both mesmerized by it. The voice, the tone, the emotion that went into the songs was incredible and I ended up coming home with the CD also. It is so beautiful yet hauntily sad at times also. I would love to see the lyrics. Thanks for this page. It was a nice tribute. Debbi

Thursday August 12th 1999 11:31:21
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Name: Jim Paris
E-mail address: corvinus@ix.netcom.com
Comments: Iz is up there trying to teach the angels to sing — if they only had a voice to match his!

Wednesday August 11th 1999 11:38:04
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Name: MARSHA
E-mail address: AIK1316@AOL.COM
Comments: STILL CAN’T BELIEVE THE LOSS OF MUSIC AN HIM.

Sunday August 8th 1999 09:17:57
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Name: Sanoe Eselu
E-mail address: IBPRTS2IN@AOL
Comments: Bruddah Iz was one true Hawaiian!! He said what he felt inside…..and he changed many people’s lives just through his music. There will never be another “Bruddah Iz”. He was the heart and soul of Hawai’i and nobody can replace that!!

Sunday August 8th 1999 07:44:54
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Name: Dale Robert Kealanahele Unea Sr.
E-mail address: daleunea@wizwire.com
Homepage URL: http://
Comments: The feeling in my heart is deep when I hear his songs. I miss the islands, the sound of the ocean, the warmth of the sun, and the feeling of being at home. I’m living in the main land rat race but to hear him sing I go back home, where my heart is. Last year when I brought my fathers ashes back home, my cuz turn me on to his one CD’s I would like to here more. If you know where I could here more I would appreciate it. I would like to give my love to his family, and I hope that him and my father are having a great time wherever they are. Bless All. 

Saturday August 7th 1999 11:36:06
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Name: “MAY AND ‘OHANA”
E-mail address: Can’t give out! SORRY!
Homepage URL: U.NO!
Comments: In the loving memory of such a beatiful man, “HAWAIIAN SUPERMAN” that is. wewoul dlike to say he will live forever in our minds, hearts, and spirits forever. his music has touch all of us in so many ways, and is what keeps us a live! ALOHA BRADDAH IZ AND GOD BLEES YOU!

Saturday August 7th 1999 07:10:41
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Name: “MAY AND ‘OHANA”
E-mail address: Can’t give out! SORRY!
Homepage URL: U.NO!
Comments: In the loving memory of such a beatiful man, “HAWAIIAN SUPERMAN” that is. wewoul dlike to say he will live forever in our minds, hearts, and spirits forever. his music has touch all of us in so many ways, and is what keeps us a live! ALOHA BRADDAH IZ AND GOD BLEES YOU!

Saturday August 7th 1999 07:10:35
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Name: “MAY AND ‘OHANA”
E-mail address: Can’t give out! SORRY!
Homepage URL: U.NO!
Comments: In the loving memory of such a beatiful man, “HAWAIIAN SUPERMAN” that is. wewoul dlike to say he will live forever in our minds, hearts, and spirits forever. his music has touch all of us in so many ways, and is what keeps us a live! ALOHA BRADDAH IZ AND GOD BLEES YOU!

Saturday August 7th 1999 07:10:34
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Name: “MAY AND ‘OHANA”
E-mail address: Can’t give out! SORRY!
Homepage URL: U.NO!
Comments: In the loving memory of such a beatiful man, “HAWAIIAN SUPERMAN” that is. wewoul dlike to say he will live forever in our minds, hearts, and spirits forever. his music has touch all of us in so many ways, and is what keeps us a live! ALOHA BRADDAH IZ AND GOD BLEES YOU!

Saturday August 7th 1999 07:10:34
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Name: marsha and fred aikens
E-mail address: aik1316@aol.com
Comments: JUST VISITED HAWAII THIS PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THE MUSIC AND VOICE OF IZ. GOT HOME YESTERDAY AND HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO HIM FOR HOURS. MOST BEAUTIFUL VOICE OF ALL TIME. THOUGHT TO ACCESS THE WEB SITE AS MENTIONED ON THE CD “IZ IN CONCERT” AND FOUND THAT HE IS NO LONGER WITH US. SUCH A SHOCK, SUCH A LOSS BUT HIS MUSIC WILL BE WITH MARSHA AND I AND THE REST OF THE WORLD FOREVER. THANK YOU AND G0D BLESS ALL OF YOU…..

Saturday August 7th 1999 05:46:52
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Name: Georgette “Napoleon” Rigg
E-mail address: rigg@misslink.net
Comments: Aloha ohana of IZ. It’s been 2 years since brudda went home to Ke Akua. I listen to his music in my car and here at home and believe he is with me in spirit and aloha. I never met him but loved him and his music. He has made every Hawaiian so proud of who they are with his lessons in life, his love for all people but especially for his Hawaiians and the wonderful music he gave us and these are things NO ONE CAN EVER TAKE AWAY FROM US. He lives on… our Hawaiian supps man. Me kealoha pumehana. Niece of George Naope

Wednesday August 4th 1999 06:54:12
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Name: Mark
Comments: Hi. I visited Hawaii recently. Walked into a Tower records there. Saw this CD by this HUGE guy called IZ. I had never heard of him before. I casually listened to the second trak on his CD (IZ: The man and his music). I had seen the cover already and was kinda thinking this would be some crap. But…as soon as I heard him talk and then…SING!…I was amazed! His voice soared… I then read the cover and learned of his death…so here I am. I have only known his music and spirit for a short while but realize that a great man has been lost…wise and kind and generous. Mahalo Israel for your music and kindness…and back to God you go and to the angels… “Hawaiian to me is a feel of getting somewhere without stepping on anybodies toes…growing up…screwing up…remembering that a screw up is a test in life…” I miss you and I have only know you for a few days… Mark 

Wednesday August 4th 1999 06:45:22
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Name: William S. Franz
E-mail address: bfranz@bloomberg.net
Comments: The “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” medley touched my life. I am a late addition to the Iz movement, but know that he must have been a wonderful man. His music will indeed live on!

Wednesday August 4th 1999 03:25:11
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Name: David Kapoi
E-mail address: Keola_55@yahoo.com
Comments: Tanks Brahda IZ for all your aloha We will surely miss you Da Kapoi Ohana

Monday August 2nd 1999 10:08:31
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Name: Minh Chan Ly
E-mail address: mly@cisco.com
Comments: We will miss you so, so much! You are in our prayers Missing You Bruddah IZ!!! Minh Chan Ly

Monday August 2nd 1999 07:50:01
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Name: William Fuller
E-mail address: fuller1@home.com
Comments: What an incredible man Bruddah IZ. His music and spirit will allways remind me of the grace and kindness of the Hawaii people and the natural beauty of the land. 

Saturday July 31st 1999 01:52:28
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Name: Lupuamailanilanamalieikailiokekahawai “pua” Paishon
Comments: I was born and raised on Oahu and was raised da hawaiian way and listened to bruddah Iz’s music since i can rememba. Den recently i had to move to da mainland and Bruddah Iz’s music kept me goin’ i would listen to his music when home sick and it helped. He’s da best hawaiian singa of all time. He showed me what being hawaiian really meant and i stay so grateful to him foreva.Now i stay in Arizona bin’ hea for 2 years now and still rememba him. i always goin’ rememba dis hawaiian man who changed my life mahalo nui loa aloha wau ia oe miss you bruddah always!!aloha a hoi hou!! 

Friday July 30th 1999 09:33:26
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Name: LUPUA PAISHON
Comments: BRUDDAH IZ WAS A GREAT INSPIRATION AND WILL ALWAYS BE IZ THE HAWAIIAN SUPPA MAN ALOHA WAU IA OE BRUDDAH MISS YOU DEARLY HAPPY YOU WAS IN DIS LIFE. I LOVE YOU !!! 

Friday July 30th 1999 09:14:37
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Name: DAWN UILANI PAJIMOLA
E-mail address: DPAJIMOL.AOL.COM
Comments: I’ve been following Bruddah IZ and his music for the last seven years of his life. People used to think I was obsessed with this man and his music. It is true what people said on TV when he died. The fact that future generations won’t be able to enjoy his music in person, where you really felt the love. My family, my friends, everybody said I was crazy. Everything was IZ this, IZ that. Until I invited some members of my family and some friends that I work with to join us at one of Israel’s concerts. It sure was then that they felt his love, his compassion, his love for ohana, and just everything I talk about. Believe it or not, guess who was dancing at the concert when Bruddah IZ sang Margarita? Guess who was yelling when Bruddah IZ sang songs about life, like “In this life” and “Lover of Mine”. Not me!! My most treasured memory of Bruddah IZ was when we went to his concert at the Kona Surf Convention Center in Keauhou Kona and my son, who is physically challenged and uses a wheelchair, was one of his special guests. We got a special pass to sit up front near stage and Bruddah IZ dedicated the song “Kamalani” to him. He also made this comment about my son having the fastest wheel chair in Kailua-Kona. It made me feel good that someone as great as he is, would recognize my son. Believe it or not, the “MANA” filled the room. Inside the concert, being so loud, my son fell asleep in his wheelchair right after he ended the song. That moment I wi

Friday July 30th 1999 12:25:58
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Name: Erika Warren
E-mail address: bigbutts@gte.net
Comments: I lifed on the Big Island for five years – I miss it terribly, but change happens and we have to go where fate takes us. Iz’s music is my link to a Hawaii I will never really know. I am not Hawaiian and now believe that what is sacred to Hawaiians should be left alone for them only. Thanks Isreal for helping me to understand and to remember.

Wednesday July 28th 1999 04:41:12
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Name: Gary Sanders
E-mail address: gsanders@mail.dese.state.mo.us
Comments: A tremendously touching singer. Not even the great Judy Garland could sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” like Israel did. A most sensitively performed song.

Wednesday July 28th 1999 06:24:09
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Name: Zelda Puana
E-mail address: zepuana@hotmail.com
Comments: Missing you at all the Bashes [Makaha Bash, Birthday Bash etc.]…None will ever be the same again! Big Love, Big Heart! Aloha

Monday July 26th 1999 08:02:56
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Name: John Ferguson
E-mail address: jferg9543@aol.com
Comments: He left his mark on me … thanks Jens Hing

Sunday July 25th 1999 01:57:36
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Name: Fred Goldsberry
E-mail address: Alohavoice@aol.com
Comments: The purity of his voice thrills me no matter how many times I listen to His CD. Such a tragic loss to a tremendous God given talent.IZ will always have the top choice of my listening preference. God be with you Bra.

Sunday July 25th 1999 09:08:54
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Name: Fred Goldsberry
E-mail address: Alohavoice
Comments: I am the nephew of the late Alfred Apaka. The first time I heard Iz was on a trip back home to honolulu in 1997. I had been away for 32 years. The album was Facing future, I cried, his voice was so pure it sent chills up my spine. I have never been so touched and enjoyed such talent. My family equally shares my feelings. The loss of this special talent is so sad, but thankfuly for the miracle of recording we will be able to enjoy him forever. May god bless you . mahalo

Friday July 23rd 1999 11:22:12
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Name: Mark T. Bradshaw
E-mail address: mtbmtb@umich.edu
Comments: I was terribly sorry to hear about Israel, because I only recently discovered his music. I got N Dis Life and finally, I had found music that lifted my spirit. Listen to it all the time, especially when I ‘need’ it. I feel that I am but one of the many who will discover his music ‘too late,’ but that is what makes his music all the more powerful and timeless. I would love to have seen him. 

Thursday July 22nd 1999 08:26:44
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Name: Mark T. Bradshaw
E-mail address: mtbmtb@umich.edu
Comments: I was terribly sorry to hear about Israel, because I only recently discovered his music. I got N Dis Life and finally, I had found music that lifted my spirit. Listen to it all the time, especially when I ‘need’ it. I would love to have seen him.

Thursday July 22nd 1999 08:25:29
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Name: Edmond M. Young, Jr.
E-mail address: KanakaBoy@aol.com
Comments: I learned a few things during his last year on earth. Spent time on IZ Chat and understand that his music success came from self study and sweat equity. Nobody taught him how to play or perform. The most important thing I learned is his definition of being Hawaiian. “Being Hawaiian is getting ahead in life without stepping on anybody’s toes.” What better way to put it? Awesome! My professional lifestyle includes his philosophy and I it gives me great motivation to perform as an Ambassador to Hawai’i here in Long Island, New York. It has also motivated myself to promote the sport of Surfing here in NY. I have an IZ sticker on my Longboard and it reminds me of his definition of being Hawaiian. It’s the way one conducts himself/herself when no one is watching. His memory lives on in my life. Mahalo for the great music and openess you have given me. A hui hou kakou! Moke Young–Kaneohe–VIA– Long Island, NY.

Thursday July 22nd 1999 09:38:55
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Name: Tyna Kaulana Kaahea
E-mail address: joeylover8@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://come.to/joeyfatone
Comments: I am only 13,yet Bruddah IZ has made an awesome impact on me! I love him for his music but more for the man that he is, was, and wanted to be! He is the BIGGEST inspiration of my life! ALOHA Bruddah IZ!

Thursday July 19th 1999 14:21:40
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Name: Judy and Ray
E-mail address: jtorres@aol.com
Comments: While seaching for hawaiian music one day, i found a site that had a song that was done by Iz. I felt this man’s voice touch my soul. I started to look him up and to my saddness found that he had passed. my husband and i have played his music for other family members and they have had the same feelings that we have. we regret not finding this man while he was alive. but he will truly live on in our harts forever.

Thursday July 13th 1999 10:48:17
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Name: Gail S. (Heidenfeldt) Gali
E-mail address: hawaii1958@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/me2/NaalehuHawaii
Comments: This is my second time in here. I still enjoy this site very much. Braddah IZ is DA MAN! We love you Braddah…May you rest in peace. I also miss his brother Skippy who also is a legend of our time. Much Mahalo’s for having this site available to all of us who love them so dearly.

Thursday July 8th 1999 09:52:08
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Name: Judi Maxwell
E-mail address: judim@nethost.multnomah.lib.or.us
Comments: I only discovered Iz recently altho I have loved hawaiian music since I was a child. I was saddened to find he was already dead, but the music and his message live on.

Thursday July 6th 1999 06:45:10
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Name: tom kudow
E-mail address: tkudow@ix.netcom.com
Comments: the world has lost a gentle soul…………….

Thursday June 22nd 1999 09:06:50
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Name: Grant Johnson
E-mail address: gjohnpk1@excite.com
Homepage URL: none
Comments: My memory of iz is rather recent . Iwas visiting hawaii and heard a beautiful voice singing , from then on I have been looking for all iz cds his Ideas are still alive

Thursday June 17th 1999 04:56:33
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Name: GAYELYN
E-mail address: hi5@uswest.net
Comments: I was called home from Washington to put my father to rest and was devastated to learn ‘IZ’ has passed away the same day. My prayers and thoughts are with him every time I think of my father, who also loved to sing. 

Thursday June 17th 1999 02:12:59
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Name: Just ME
E-mail address: flianhayn@webtv.net
Comments: aloha no, braddah IZ, mahalo nui loa for da insparation and mana dat you let me find within my self, and for opening my eyes and heart to diz beautiful world dat i share with my fellow human beings…….. t.s.kamahele 

Monday June 14th 1999 06:33:03
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Name: ipolani bovee

Monday June 14th 1999 12:16:02
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Name: Ramona Sessions
E-mail address: rsessions@smith-knowles.com
Comments: My husband and I fell in love with Iz’s music when we visited the Big Island. We especially love Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World. Just listening to this music makes me feel like I am back in Hawaii again (where I want to return as soon as possible). Thanks!!!

Friday June 11th 1999 03:08:25
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Name: Lora Lance
E-mail address: lancel@icst.com
Comments: A friend of mine had given me “Facing Future” as a gift; she knew I was very much into Hawaii & its culture. I have visited Hawaii twice and will continue to do so; everything is wonderful there, especially the people. Listening to “Facing Future” brings back great memories and Hawaii doesn’t feel so far away.

Friday June 11th 1999 11:33:08
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Name: christine alameda
E-mail address: msgaia@ao;.com
Comments: I loved Iz’s music and his love for his people. I had the privledge of living on the Big Island for 13 years and will one day return to my island paradise. I attended a few concerts of Iz’s held at the Naniloa Crown Room in Hilo. I was particularly touched by Iz’s powerful presence and beautiful voice. My memories of Hawaii include the music which definitely include Iz. I listen to his music often and I feel fortunate to have heard his contribution to the the incredibly awesome Hawaiian music art form. I will miss him. 

Sunday June 6th 1999 12:20:34
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Name: Elmer Gillett
E-mail address: manapuaman@webtv.net
Comments: Mahalo for making dis for one of the greatest voices of hawaii and for the biggest heart from hawaii. I really thank you from my heart, I am one of IZ’s biggest fans…and always will be.. Aloha Elmer

Thursday June 3rd 1999 12:50:36
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Name: Sherry Nakoa
E-mail address: HawnBabe@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.hometown.aol.com/hawnbabe
Comments: A true spirit of what Hawaiian “IZ”.

Saturday May 29th 1999 11:45:08
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Name: Wes Huntley
E-mail address: wes@kona.net
Comments: I just moved to The Big Island and really enjoy IZ music. I hate he has passed. I would have loved to see him perform. My heart goes out to him.

Friday May 28th 1999 09:36:47
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Name: Riki Roach
E-mail address: rmroach@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://
Comments: Why is it that the soul of ones music will live on for ever? Why is it that the music is ones soul? We listen to iz’s musice to reflect his soul and hope to catch a glimps of him and his gentelness. Aloha A Hui Hou IZ…

Friday May 28th 1999 07:52:11
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Name: bernice amina
Comments: uncle iz was the best he was so cool and his songs was the bomb.he will all ways be in my heart 4 life. love & aloha bernice amina 

Friday May 28th 1999 12:08:52
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Name: Jacky Knaus
E-mail address: jaknaus@webtv.net
Comments: I live three houses away from da Makaha son’s, It was really nice growing up down da road from bradda Skippy and Iz. I remember delivering newspapers to Henry da DAD. He was a real nice guy, one of the only people who tipped the paperboy. But most of all hearing them play music,we turn off the televison and just listen.Mahalo. 

Thursday May 27th 1999 10:02:19
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Name: Eric Rehm
E-mail address: eric@scn.org
Comments: Yeah, I’m one of those white tourists who has only been to Hawai’i once. But I was blessed to have been able to peddle all over Kaua’i, through the mountains, in misty rainstorms and bright sunlight. Then I was even more blessed to have heard Israel in a “Best of Hawai’i” concert at some fancy hotel in Lihue. All the locals were there…it was *their* hotel that night. And I walked away with my favorite memory of Hawai’i and one of my most treasured CD’s: Israel’s “Facing Future. Before…and since then…I’ve been following and supporting the Hawai’i sovereignty movement, for which Israel provides a heart and soul. Haole’s – let’s get with it. Support a Hawai’l free to determine its own future. See http://www.hawaii-nation.org to get started! Brother Iz IS the “Hawaiian Superman”! Rest in peace! /eric

Thursday May 27th 1999 12:44:29
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Name: Mike Henneman
E-mail address: henneman@home.com
Comments: I always knew how to spell the word aloha. Bruddah IZ showed me what it meant.

Wednesday May 26th 1999 10:08:20
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Name: Mike Henneman
E-mail address: henneman@home.com
Comments: I always knew how to spell the word aloha. Bruddah IZ showed me what it meant.

Wednesday May 26th 1999 10:08:19
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Name: C. MIYASHIRO

Tuesday May 25th 1999 07:42:47
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Name: Pamela Kline
E-mail address: nikasfam@lava.net
Comments: As my husband and I listen to the 1999 Hokus, we can’t help but feel someone is missing…I’ll never forget that morning when we turned on the tv and heard the news. On the way to work, ALL the headlights were on. It took hours to get through to the lieutenant governor’s office to request the flags be flown at half mast. Iz left us all better people, blessed by the power of his voice, his words, his aloha. We miss you, Iz.

Sunday May 23rd 1999 11:41:27
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Name: Larry Lobazzo
E-mail address: lobazzo@netropolis.net
Comments: His music has touched my soul. Very few people in my life have done that. !!!!!! Mahalo 

Sunday May 23rd 1999 09:22:33
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Name: pattyesouza
E-mail address: souza@uswest.net
Homepage URL: Former Big Islander
Comments: I Just Love his music. I was on the Big Island, when I heard the news. I went back because I had just lost my father. I live in Colorado for the past 6 years. I miss Hawaii and I also miss IZ. Much Aloha from Colorado

Sunday May 23rd 1999 06:25:25
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Name: Janet and Stephen Gates
E-mail address: stgates@mindspring.com
Comments: We have only recently discovered this talented man. How wonderful to know his music is timeless and he continues to touch people still.

Saturday May 22nd 1999 04:07:12
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Name: Mike Diamond
E-mail address: mikepd@bigfoot.com
Comments: It seems I’m often too late to be able to thank in person those who really bless my path with their light. Thank you IZ for your light. Keep on where ever you are. Love and mahalo Mike D

Wednesday May 19th 1999 05:11:51
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Name: Kuuipo Cullen
E-mail address: kuuipo318@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: mypage.goplay.com/islandgirlfromOK
Comments: very cool tribute to IZ!

Tuesday May 18th 1999 05:57:06
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Name: Heidi Leilani Owens
E-mail address: leilani733@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: none
Comments: Iz was truly amazing. His lyrics had so much power behind them and his voice was truly captivating. He had such an impact upon the Hawaiian music industry and blessed the islands with his gifts. I was so proud to hear his version of “Over the Rainbow” on the soundtrack of “Meet Joe Black”. It was a very emotional moment, but one of joy as well. Izrael Kamakawiwo’ole will never be forgotten. His legacy will live forever with those who have been touched by his music and himself. Aloha Bruddah Iz, Heidi Leilani Owens 

Saturday May 15th 1999 11:34:33
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Name: Michael Q. Serdenia
E-mail address: ebyl1&gte.net
Comments: Your music and your spirit will always be with us. God watch over his ohana and frenz. Give them the strength to overcome his passing and may they keep smilin’ as IZ would be smilin’ knowing he touched so many people’s lives. Aloha braddah, aloha… One of you best fanz, Michael

Saturday May 15th 1999 07:31:01
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Name: Larry Rone
E-mail address: rarii@io.com
Homepage URL: www.io.com/~rarii/auscelt
Comments: I first heard Israel’s music yesterday from the credits of a movie (Meet Joe Black, 5/13/99). I was immediately struck by first his voice and, by the time the credits had finished, his soul. I’ve fallen in love with this man. I’m a musician who plays traditional Irish and Breton music and I’m not familiar with Hawaiian music at all, but Israel’s music is astounding! Never have I heard a voice so pure, sweet and honest. I’ve become an instant fan. I’m so sorry to hear that Israel has passed on and I’ve missed the opportunity to hear him perform live, but I know he’s is still making music somewhere. Here’s to those who knew and loved him. 

Friday May 14th 1999 09:59:39
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Name: John Terlaje
E-mail address: terlajej@email.com
Comments: My family and I just finished watching ‘Meet Joe Black’ and we were captivated by this voice floating over the ‘ukulele strumming in the background and a unique rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow’. IZ is now a part of our musical library.

Thursday May 13th 1999 08:03:24
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Name: Kaiako Kaluna
E-mail address: kyzpoi@aol.com

Thursday May 13th 1999 07:45:34
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Name: Debbie Ann Lokelani Bagano Calvan
E-mail address: dcalvan@hotmail.com

Thursday May 13th 1999 03:30:35
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Name: Kalani Poole
E-mail address: Son_of_Hawaii@mailcity.com
Comments: Bradah IZ…..there are so many words to describe a man that has touched not only my life and my family’s life but everyone in all of Hawaii nei and the world. He had so much more aloha to give to the world and his untimely death was a shock to everyone. Although he hasn’t died in a sense. He’s kept alive through his music. Every time some one plays his CD’s or a song on the uke, he’s alive and well. So like he said, “no cry for him; jus go A’ala Park and plant one koa tree. Plant’um small and let’um grow big.” I and many others would agree that IZ was and will always be “da voice of Hawaii”. We love you HAWAIIAN!

Wednesday May 12th 1999 12:37:13
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Name: Kalani Poole
E-mail address: Son_of_Hawaii@mailcity.com
Comments: Bradah IZ…..there are so many words to describe a man that has touched not only my life and my family’s life but everyone in all of Hawaii nei and the world. He had so much more aloha to give to the world and his untimely death was a shock to everyone. Although he hasn’t died in a sense. He’s kept alive through his music. Every time some one plays his CD’s or a song on the uke, he’s alive and well. So like he said, “no cry for him; jus go A’ala Park and plant one koa tree. Plant’um small and let’um grow big.” I and many others would agree that IZ was and will always be “da voice of Hawaii”. We love you brah!

Wednesday May 12th 1999 12:36:50
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Name: Hilari K. O’Dell
E-mail address: hilari.odell@mciworld.com
Comments: To the Ohana of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, his many friends, and all those proud to be Hawaiian, we have trully lost a treasured part of our heritage. To this day and time Brudda Iz’s music still plays strong on our radios and in our hearts and minds. He will always be remembered for the unconditional love of his aina, people, and beautiful music he made. We all love and miss you Brudda, and know someday we will all reunite in that castle in the sky, but for now “A hui hou and malama pono”.

Friday May 7th 1999 07:41:17
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Name: BillyWayne Kalani Davis
E-mail address: Kalani@lynchburg.net
Comments: My name is Billy. I was born in Virginia but my grandmother and mother are Hawaiin so I guess that makes me Hawaiin. My grandmother came home to V.A. from a visit to Hawaii and brought back some of Israel’s music. From the first time I heard it, I was in love. His music touches me in more ways than one could imagine. I may not be fully hawaiin but I am Hawaiin at heart. And I am Proud to say so!! ALOHA BRUDDA IZ! Your music will forever live in our hearts as well as your memory!

Friday May 7th 1999 10:56:58
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Name: Pakala Boyz
Comments: Aloha! Well Brah, next month makes two years that you’ve been physically gone but it feels like you never left. We still hear your sweet voice, feel your mana and see your beauty all around us…in our culture, in our land and in our people. We remember the good times we shared at Uncle Masa’s place in Pakala and those memories will forever be cherished. Me Kealoha Pumehana Bruddah! A Hui Hou! signed by Pakala Boyz, Kauai.

Wednesday May 5th 1999 02:31:02
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Name: Karen
E-mail address: HAWAIIANDLITE@yahoo.com
Comments: BRADDA IZ! I just found this website and would like to add a note. I was fortunate to have met IZ through my brother and father who was helping him with his illness but dew to my fathers illness he passed soon after and I would fly to Honolulu to give Iz some noni that he would use. Got to go to alot of his concerts and get to know his wife Marlene and the kalohe daughter Wehe who actted just like her dad always rascal. IZ was the man when God made angles he was one, he’s voice was pure and true.One concert he played at on the Big Island it rained all day and every one waited for IZ to perform when he got up on stage the rain stopped he started to sing HAWAII 78″ and a ray of light beamed on everyone at that concert it was amazing and when he was done playing it started to rain again. So you tell me that IZ was not sent from god! Aloha no Karen

Wednesday May 5th 1999 01:49:02
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Name: Karen
E-mail address: HawaiianDlite@yahoo.com
Comments: Braddah IZ ,was the man , I was fortunate to have met him and his wife Marlene and wehe. Through my brother and father who was helping him with his sickness. When God made angles IZ was one, hes voice was pure his words were true . If he would have ran for Governor he would have WON! Aloha no to you BRADDAH IZ may you and my father watch over us and our people. ALOHA KAREN

Wednesday May 5th 1999 01:27:57
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Name: Cindy McFarland
E-mail address: Lady-by-the-sea@webtv.net
Comments: I live in Makaha, where brahda Iz spent much of his time. He was truly a “one of a kind” musician and a legend in his time. He will be greatly missed.

Sunday May 2nd 1999 10:59:43
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Name: maile Almarza
E-mail address: anuhea@flex.com
Comments: You are truly “a man whose HEART is 10 times bigger than his body.” Iz, I have learned so much from your music and your words. The kidz nowadays have to endure so much more than we ever had to. But through your music, I hope they can all learn how to overcome lifes hardships through your music.

Sunday May 2nd 1999 09:19:48
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Name: maile Almarza

Sunday May 2nd 1999 09:11:26
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Name: ashley corpuz
E-mail address: ms.pohokea
Homepage URL: none
Comments: hey iz this is ashley corpuz i am from hawaii born and raized there in the big island and i am 13 years old i love you and your music i have always adured you and your family and i hope and wish to meet your son i wanted to meet you but now that you are gone i can’t but i can meet your son and it will be just like meeting you i love you and in my heart you are not dead. i will always remember you and remember i love you with all my heart. when i heard that you have goin to a better place i just had to cry because i love you so much and like i said i wish i can see or meet your son. I am going back to the big island in june i moved to north carolina in june and well i just can’t stay because it an’t my home and it is nothing like hawaii the beaches and food isn’t the same and the people isn’t the same to me you are my uncle and your son is my cousin. well gotta go bye your #1fan ashley together always p.s. i am always with you and you are always in my heart cousin and i really want to meet him. 

Sunday May 2nd 1999 12:36:18
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Name: Imakakoloaihenenui
E-mail address: Imakakoloaihenenui@netscape.net
Comments: My heart went out to to Bruddah Iz when I heard of his passing. I had return to Hawaii for my own fathers funeral when I heard about Bruddah Iz. Bruddah Iz has been one of my favorite Hawaiian entertainers. His voice and his songs was an expression of his love for his people, the `aina and his culture. This he tried to pass on to all he would listen. To his family my deepest sympathy in your lost, but always remember he lives in our heart and the heart of every kanakamaoli. May the Aumakuas of our ancestors take care of him remember that although he lived in a mordern world his heart was of the old. Aloha! Imakakoloaihenenui

Sunday May 2nd 1999 09:14:33
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Name: Walter P. Flechtner
E-mail address: WalterP..Flechtner@t-online.de
Comments: Im Jahr 1998 habe ich diese Musik zum ersten Mal in Hawaii gehört und diese Musik wird von Tag zu Tag grandioser. Thanks und Greetings, walter from Germany

Saturday May 1st 1999 02:28:33
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Name: Gail (Heidenfeldt) Gali
E-mail address: hawaii1958@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/me2/NaalehuHawaii
Comments: Sorry I mispelled in my first comments. I forgot to say that I have linked this site to my web site. Love &Aloha, Gail

Friday April 30th 1999 02:50:25
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Name: Gail (Heidenfeldt) Gali
E-mail address: hawaii1958@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/me2/NaalehuHawaii
Comments: Sorry I mispelled in my first comments. I forgot to say that I have linked this site to my web site. Love &Aloha, Gail

Friday April 30th 1999 02:49:31
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Name: Gail (Heidenfeldt)Gali
E-mail address: hawaii1958
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/me2/NaalehuHawaii
Comments: I first signed this guest book on Sunday, September 6. 1999. since then, I see this site has grown. With all of the people who signed this book, you know that Braddah IZ was and still is loved by so many. I first learned of this site throgh my friend, Dwight Kanae who plays for Peter Moon. Braddah IZ you are definately loved by so many peple from all differnt parts of the world. I first met Braddah IZ when he came to Ka’u and played music down at Punaluu Blacksands Restaurant. I miss you BRADDAH!

Friday April 30th 1999 02:43:47
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Name: Gail (Heidenfeldt)Gali
E-mail address: hawaii1958
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/me2/NaalehuHawaii
Comments: I first signed this guest book on Sunday, September 6. 1999. since then, I see this site has grown. With all of the people who signed this book, you know that Braddah IZ was and still is loved by so many. I first learned of this site throgh my friend, Dwight Kanae who plays for Peter Moon. Braddah IZ you are definately loved by so many peple from all differnt parts of the world. I first met Braddah IZ when he came to Ka’u and played music down at Punaluu Blacksands Restaurant. I miss is BRADDAH!

Friday April 30th 1999 02:43:39
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Name: Gary Schellenberg
E-mail address: Shookenbac@aol.com
Comments: Just a haole boy who loves his music.

Thursday April 29th 1999 11:39:27
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Name: Brent Toews
E-mail address: marcy_toews@bc.sympatico.ca
Comments: My wife and I went to Hawaii for our honey moon in Nov 98,Iwent intoMusicLand store at the Aloha tower marketplace. This was the first time i had heard of IZ”s music,his pictures were all over the store so i listened to a demo of the IZ IN CONCERT . I spent a half an hour listening to the tape ( my wife was very patient).Iguess you have found a great tape when you leave with the tape in your hand and a lump in your throat.We returned to Canada and i looked IZup on the internet .Iwasvery dissapointed to hear he had passed away a year befor i learned about him. Ihave ordered more tapes because of the incredible talent IZ possessed. I am glad to find his music ,but i am saddened that more new material will be released .THANK YOU ISREAL ,rest and sing with the angels. Brent Toews april 28 1999.

Wednesday April 28th 1999 08:47:59
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Name: C-manu Logo, Moe Tufi
E-mail address: avaroot@yahoo.com
Comments: White Nissan truck with IZ sticka on back window. . . . . . Small kine tribute to Bradda Iz!

Wednesday April 28th 1999 07:16:58
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Name: Dolores Bacon
E-mail address: cleo_3@hotmail.com
Comments: My husband and I just discovered the beautiful voice and moving music of Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole. The first song we ever heard was Somewhere over the Rainbow/It’s a wonderful world. But it was not the version that is on the Ka’Ano’i CD. I have done a search on his other CD, including the most recent one of Iz in Concert, and do not see Somewhere over the rainbow on any other CD’s. The one we originally heard was Iz accompanied by his ukelele. That’s it. His voice is incrediable. It flys and takes you with him. If you are familiar with that version could you please tell me how to get it. My husband and I would very much appreciate any information you could give us on getting that recording. Thank you. Dolores Bacon

Wednesday April 10th 1999 16:18:44
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Name: Thomas Marvin
E-mail address: vIZnquest_1@webtv.net
Comments: The music and the humor this man had brings out the spirit in you that otherwise would not be stirred. I’m Hapa and was raised in Hawai’i. How I identify with the struggle the people in the Nation of Hawai’i. Braddah IZ brought out support in the efforts for sovereignty. He never forgot to remind us to stay Hawai’ian and those who are Hawai’an at heart were recognized by him as well. IZ showed love which is greater than anything on this earth. His music is in my soul and has brought out a light which was out for a very long time. MAHALO IZ. What you gave continues on in all of us who love your music. 

Saturday March 20th 1999 13:53:27
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Name: Delores Clark
E-mail address: keithtwin2@aol.com
Comments: As I work at my puter I listen to the wonderful works of Mr. Kamakawiwo’ole and a peace settles over me that is quite unlike any other feeling. For this I am truly grateful. I will go back to the Hawaii store and get the remainder of his recordings, as there are not “American” words to describe this tranquillity.

Friday March 5th 1999 01:23:36
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Name: leonard andes
E-mail address: freddie@sierratel.com
Comments: Recently visited Kauai, and on the mountain tour the guide/driver played one of israel’s tapes. It was a wonderful experience ….. and I immediately bought 2 CD’s. I play them all the time. It’s a shame he had to die at such a young age…his talent will be hard to replace.

Friday March 5th 1999 11:57:45
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Name: Joseph Alameida
E-mail address: alameida@csssa.org
Homepage URL: www.csssa.org
Comments: My twin daughters bought “In’dis Life” for me for Christmas ’98. My wife and I both love it. She says this is her favorite CD (surpassing James Taylor Live) and I must agree. His voice takes me back home to Hawaii. Aloha Iz 

Friday March 5th 1999 09:40:43
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Name: MiRon
E-mail address: ehs14474@hotmail.com
Comments: We miss you very much, iz. Even in the mainland, you’re music still reaches out to us and always will. You are the HA-Y-N SUPA-MAN

Wednesday March 3rd 1999 11:11:15
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Name: Greg Kellum
E-mail address: smartboy@earthlink.net
Comments: I’am a white boy from Los Angeles Californian I was introduced to Bruddah Iz music In San Fransisco back in January. I have been touched especialy by “Hawaii 78 and “Some where over the Rainbow” He has an Awsome voice and one I will never forget. I wish I had met him While he was still alive……..May your spirit live on for ever bruddah Iz. 

Thursday February 25th 1999 12:30:41
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Name: Louis Joesph
E-mail address: lumen33@yahoo.com
Comments: “We the voices behind the face Of the Hawaiian Nation, The Hawaiian Race Rise for justice the day has come For all our people to stand as one, E ALA E E ALA E E huli i ka ho’i i ka pakini alamihi Gone are the days of the alamihi ways E kiko i ka piko o ka mana o ka po’e The power of the people is the piko O ka piko ke aloha o ka ‘aina, o ka ‘aina We the warriors born to live On what the land and sea can give Defend our birth right to be free Give our children liberty, E ALA E E ALA E” Braddah IZ we miss you so much, but are so greatful to have your essense captured in recordings. True Hawaiian at Heart – braddah Lou

Tuesday February 23rd 1999 06:16:37
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Name: M. Waiolama Kekauoha
E-mail address: KaiRider@aol.com
Comments: Bruddah Iz touched so many lives including mine. His music and words were so inspiring. he will be missed

Monday February 22nd 1999 09:38:35
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Name: Dan McNally
E-mail address: dan_mcnally@prodigy.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/PicketFence/4027
Comments: Just discovered this page while doing an internet search. Bruddah Iz was great – his life left us all richer – richer – his death robbed us of his company and his music. I “discovered” him, years ago over “Rabbet’s” Internet Radio Hawaii Real Audio site.

Monday February 22nd 1999 04:18:23
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Name: Patrick B Silva
E-mail address: kakou143@aol.com
Comments: IZ-we miss you,every song you sang just reached down into my soul and touched me. You taught me to appriciate Hawaiian music and my Hawaiian blood.

Sunday February 21st 1999 12:23:56
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Name: Rachael L Alo
E-mail address: hawaii@san.rr.com
Comments: Will miss his singing voice . To me he was a beauiful person 

Saturday February 20th 1999 06:24:44
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Name: Kenyon Sayler
E-mail address: lksayler@worldnet.com
Comments: I visited Hawaii for the first time in DEC 98. That is when I first heard of Iz. What a wonderfully gifted musician! Incredible. Everything that I have heard of his life bespeaks of a kind and gentle human. God bless. 

Wednesday February 17th 1999 06:46:57
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Name: Michael Webb
E-mail address: mwebb@accessus.net
Comments: I just discovered Iz this week. What a talent! Thank God that his memory will live on in his music for those of us that did not know of him during his lifetime. 

Tuesday February 16th 1999 10:16:21
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Name: Rick Chacon
E-mail address: rick_chacon@csufresno.edu
Comments: Your music tells the true Hawaiian story and history. Thank you for your courage and strength. 

Tuesday February 16th 1999 10:34:20
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Name: Honu
E-mail address: akindes@uwp.edu
Comments: Here I am, an Island girl now living near Lake Michigan. My sista sent me 2 of Bruddah Iz’s CDs for my 40th birthday and I’ve been listening to “Facing Future” over and over again. I never saw Bruddah Iz perform in person but I feel like I know him from listening to the “Hawaii ’78 introduction” (why is this song called ‘Hawaii ’78’ ?). All of the songs are beautiful, especially the ones with the ukulele solos, but “Kaulana Kawaihae” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” give me chicken-skin the most. Even though I live here now, this will never be home. HOw can be when you was born and raised in Hawaii, yeah? Bruddah Iz is my connection home. He make me cry. And outside stay almost snowing. (This pidgin is “home talk”. I no can talk like dis here. Ass why listening to Iz is like being home.)

Monday February 8th 1999 05:48:33
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Name: Keali’okekai Keaulana
E-mail address: Kealiik@aol.com
Comments: WE MISS U BRUADDAH !!!!! MAY GOD BLESS U THERE WILL NEVAH BE A HAWAIIAN LIKE U ALOHA

Sunday February 7th 1999 10:52:58
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Name: Mike Hoffman
E-mail address: emkayach@snet.net
Comments: Somewhere over the rainbow it is a wonderful life. Thank you for sharing Iz with us.

Sunday February 7th 1999 08:38:49
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Name: Mark Lee
E-mail address: emcelee@hotmail.com
Comments: I remember when Bruddah IZ and family were living in the same building as my parents, back in the days when I was just visiting from college and later from work in Los Angeles. I never knew the man personally, but he was always so warm – sharing the genuine aloha spirit. I was so happy to find his CD in Virginia, that I immediately bought it and shared it with my commrades in ministry that summer of 97. I was very saddened to hear of IZ’s passing. My prayers are with the family members. And I know that IZ is with the Lord now. I shall always treasure the wonderful music that IZ shared with us all, which helps me through some cold nights in Princeton as I study late in the night, readying myself for the work of God. Thanks bruddah IZ for your wonderful music. God be with you, until we meet again… Aloha and Mahalo!

Thursday February 4th 1999 06:35:32
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Name: Polina
E-mail address: Polinaoahu@aol.com
Comments: Your music will always be in our hearts. You where a blessing to all us Hawaiian for having a beatiful voice. Our sympathy goes to the family, he music lives on. Love & Aloha Polina

Thursday February 4th 1999 06:24:24
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Name: Kehaulani Akaka
E-mail address: baptisc@ucs.orst.edu
Comments: mahalo ia `oe for all of the lasting memories and music

Wednesday February 3rd 1999 04:46:03
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Name: “DA VALDEZ OHANA”
E-mail address: valdezr@Silyn-Tek.de
Comments: Pehea Oe I kmow dis is almost 2years now but believe it or not I just found this web site two days ago from afriend in England and I’m in Germany. My older brother e-mailed me about “Bruddah IZ” passing from da starbulletin he was surfing da net. I just gotten my computer den and quickley brought up the news. I was very, very sadden to hear about IZ’s passing. I am not HAWAIIAN but truely HAWAIIAN at heart their is never a day pass dat I don’t play BRUDDAH”s music, we wish we were at home to attend the services but being way ova hea in Germany was hard, just last night I was listening to 2 of his CD”s “E ALA E” & In Dis Life. My whole family likes his music too we all like to say Me Kealoha Pau Oli A Hui Hou I hope i spelled everyting write write me back and educate me. We miss him lots. Malama Pono, Valdez Ohana (GERMANY) via (ALIAMANU HAWAII) P.S. I wish dey had all dare music On CD’s starting way back when dey were “DA MAKAHA SONS OF NIIHAU”

Wednesday February 3rd 1999 12:55:45
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Name: Brandon
E-mail address: HawaiianStylz@webtv.net
Comments: Isreal will always be rememberd by all of us.

Tuesday February 2nd 1999 08:30:50
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Name: yvette noelani kamakawiwo’ole camden
E-mail address: ycamden@vvm.com
Comments: Thank you for making this special page for my cousin Isreal. Me Kealoha Pumehana, Noe

Saturday January 30th 1999 10:23:30
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Name: yvette noelani kamakawiwo’ole camden
E-mail address: ycamden@vvm.com
Comments: I’m very proud of my cousin,his accomplishments has made a big impact on Hawai’i and it’s people. He has made the Kamakawiwo’ole Ohana very proud,and of course,we miss him,Skippy,Leinani, Uncle Henry and Aunty Nani everyday,especially at family functions. Hawai’i has definitely lost a gem.

Saturday January 30th 1999 10:20:50
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Name: Ken Neal
E-mail address: kneal4778@aol.com
Comments: While spending three months in Hawaii, I was riding in the truck fromm Waianae to Honolulu when I heard the haunting “Over the Rainbow.” I remarked about it; and then and there I was “introduced” to IZ. I was very moved by the opening and closing of the “Facing Future” album… and very saddened by his death. Aloha.

Saturday January 30th 1999 09:28:28
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Name: Darlene S. Villanueva
E-mail address: DsvillA@aol.com

Friday January 29th 1999 09:01:05
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Name: Karen Satterwhite
E-mail address: Karen.Satterwhite@kadena.af.mil
Comments: I am one hawaiian at heart who will definately miss this individual and all that he has given to this world through his music.

Friday January 29th 1999 04:08:13
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Name: Ronald E. Wade
E-mail address: ronwadegop@aol.com
Comments: I only learned of Brother Iz on our third visit to Hawaii last week. I fell in love with this wonderful man from the time I bought and played his CD “In Concert.” I feel like I have lost a close friend even though we never met. He is singing for Jesus now. I am thankful for being introduced to our brother. Ron Wade, 21OO Lafayette Dr., Longview, Tx. 756O1.

Friday January 29th 1999 01:09:19
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Name: Claudia Rapp
E-mail address: claudirapp@hotmail.com
Comments: The wonderful music gave me a feeling of insight into what Hawaii is that a touristic visit could never give… And in listening to some of the songs, I can go back without taking a plane…Thanks, Bruddah!

Friday January 29th 1999 10:14:57
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Name: Penny and Al Newman
E-mail address: Newmanandnewman @home.com
Comments: Dearest Family of Israel, I was so pleased to find this website. My husband was born in Hawaii and comes from a family of seven children. We both love Hawiian music but there is nothing that compares to the music of Israel. We live in Laugna Beach, California in a cottage by the sea. We call it the cottage of the angels and when I first heard Israel sing I told Al this man has the voice of an angel. We play his music at least twice a week just to keep our lives in perspective.. Our hearts our broken that this incredible human spirit had to leave this earth at such a young and promising age but we also believe God takes the young because they were only to be here a short time to leave a legacy and teach the rest of us mortal humans lessons that will allow us to evolve and pass on a similar legacy of understanding, compassion and love. He will always be a guiding light and the most beautiful of all angels that come into our home. We hope your life is filled with fond memories and and the aloha we feel when we listen to his music. Mahalo nui loa, Penny and Al Newman 

Thursday January 28th 1999 10:06:23
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Name: Diana J. Bal
E-mail address: dande@softcom.net
Comments: What a tragedy for the Hawaiian music industry. I am a Hawaiian at heart and married to a Kauai bruddah for 30 years. We will greatly miss his music.. IZ touched the soul of many who also hold him dear in their hearts. 

Thursday January 28th 1999 08:45:33
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Name: Frits Stooter
E-mail address: fstooter@flevonet.nl
Comments: Enjoy every day IZ’s songs

Wednesday January 27th 1999 02:22:53
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Name: Eric
E-mail address: ely@tiac.net
Comments: Also, for those who are eager to locate CD’s of IZ’s music, you can find them at WWW.CDNOW.COM This for starters, Eric 

Monday January 25th 1999 11:48:32
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Name: Eric
E-mail address: wise2bnice@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.tiac.net/users/ely
Comments: I am touched by what little I have heard of IZ’s work. What roped me in was “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” I’m sure I’m not the only one has been deeply touched. I am saddened to hear that IZ has passed before I got a chance to know of him while he was alive, and yet I accept the importance of death in our lives. It is a reminder of the precious treasure we have been freely given to make something out of nothing, to experience but a moment in the sun, if not more. I have a wonderful collection of music to explore, thanks to one who made the effort to sing loud and clear while the opportunity to do so was his. Thanks IZ, wherever you are, Eric 

Monday January 25th 1999 11:39:04
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Name: JOSEPH DAVID KAHO’ONEI
E-mail address: JODAVKA@AOL.COM
Comments: I GREW UP WITH ISRAEL. MY FAMILY AND I USED TO GO TO PALOLO TO THEIR FAMILY HOUSE. ISRAEL’S MOTHER , MY AUNTIE NANI, WELL HER YOUNGER BROTHER, MOE KEALE WAS MARRIED TO MY MOTHER’S YOUNGEST SISTER, PATRICIA ANDRADE. THEY ALL LIVED TOGETHER AND IT MAKES ME SMILE TO THINK BACK ON ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE WOULD HAVE AT THAT HOUSE IN PALOLO.

Monday January 25th 1999 07:51:12
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Name: Tom and Nancy Maggart
E-mail address: gmta@bol.net
Comments: We heard Iz’ music when we were visiting the Islands. We inquired who the musician was and went to the store and bought “In Dis Life” Luckily we bought it while in Hawaii because no one in Florida has his music. 

Monday January 25th 1999 12:06:39
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Name: SUN SPIRIT & DON
E-mail address: TATUNKA@SPIRETECH.COM
Comments: In all respects, we send prayers and appreciation to the family of ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO’OLE. And we hope and pray that all the native people of Hawaii continue to work as one to create harmony and beauty as it once was. Mahalo, Mitakuye Oyasin, Sun Spirit & Don

Sunday January 24th 1999 10:27:11
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Name: Harald-M. Lehnardt
E-mail address: hmlnyc@nyct.net
Homepage URL: http://dolcevita.net
Comments: I 

Sunday January 24th 1999 07:57:57
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Name: elikapeka
E-mail address: paddle6@juno.com
Comments: Aloha, I was a resident on Lana’i and that is where I first heard your music. You are truly a fine musician. I was never able to see you in person only on tv. You and your music will live forever in the lives of those who experiences you. 

Thursday January 21st 1999 04:44:13
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Name: Jennifer Victor
E-mail address: jjkkvictor@earthlink.net
Comments: Was blessed with the advantage of seeing IZ in 1997 in Honolulu, never before were we touched by music li’ dat! His concern for his people must never be forgotten

Wednesday January 20th 1999 05:09:26
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Name: Baby Ruth
Comments: Wassup Everybody!!! Just want all the peoplez to know that I feel da same way about bruddah Iz as all of u. Loved your music!!!!!! Keep Smilin’

Tuesday January 19th 1999 09:42:25
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Name: R.Kana`i Marble
E-mail address: rksmarble@AOL.com
Comments: Aloha no Iz , We miss you . Love your music Bruddah! 

Monday January 18th 1999 10:22:06
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Name: Michael
E-mail address: Mlumbaby@aol.com
Comments: Altought I never had the pleasure of meeting IZ or attending any of his concerts, I really loved to listen to his music and the words he sang. IZ WILL LIVE ON IN EACH & EVERYONE OF US!!!

Monday January 18th 1999 08:42:27
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Name: Mary Jones 
E-mail address: marjomax@swbell.net
Comments: I was in Kauai 2 weeks ago and everywhere I went I heard an angel singing. I went to the nearest music store and bought every Iz CD. No more ZZ top for me. All I ever listen to is Iz. It’s nice to Know Iz is in heaven sing his heart out this time without oxygen. God bless his family,friends,fans & Hawaii for your great loss. 

Saturday January 16th 1999 01:16:47
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Name: Steven Cup Choy
Comments: I wish i could have known him. He was my idle 

Thursday January 14th 1999 04:20:58
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Name: CAROLYN PELE
E-mail address: FASAMOA@HOTMAIL.CCOM
Comments: THE FIRST TIME I HEARD IZ’S MUSIC I FELL IN LOVE WITH WHOEVER THAT VOICE BELONGED TO. I KNOW THAT I WILL SHARE ALL OF HIS MUSIC WITH ALL OF MY FRIENDS WHO NEVER HEARD OF BRUDDA IZ. I KNOW THAT HIS MUSIC WILL TOUCH EACH ONE OF THE THEM THE WAY IT HAS TOUCHED ME, SPIRITUALLY AND SOULFULLY. FA’AFATAI LAVA IZ FOR THE WONDERFUL MUSIC. YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED. MANY ALOFAS 

Tuesday January 12th 1999 02:09:09
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Name: Ralph
E-mail address: Paaulioan@aol.com
Comments: The 1st time i seen IZ was in 1976 on Kauai. Our basketball team from Honoka’a High School went to play on kauai during the pre-season. IZ and his brahdah Skippy was eating breakfast at the Tip Top Hotel. The last time i seen him was at his concert in Northern California. We drove 2 hours to see the legend. I got an autograph from him, but couldn’t speak. I was in total awe, and the “Mana” around this man was unbelieveable and that kept me speechless. I wish i could have spoken to IZ. I would have told him that his voice and music keeps me “Home”. Even if i now live in America, his music and voice brings me “Home” always. Hawai’i will always be “Home” and IZ’s music and voice will always be “HAWAI’I”. Mahalo Nui Loa Brahdah IZ

Friday January 10th 1999 18:28:24
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Name: Kevin L. Humphrey 
E-mail address: ktighump@juno.com
Comments: I am real sorry that I did not get to see Bruddah IZ live, but he will always be in my heart. peace, love & progress Fight the Power

Friday January 8th 1999 05:29:23
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Name: Kahiau Wallace
E-mail address: t_dogg67@hotmail.com
Comments: aloha, the music of uncle IZ is da bestes. We really miss him. God bless aunty Lydia, uncle Moon and Hoku(doodoo girl). aloha, kahiau wallace 

Friday January 8th 1999 04:20:58
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Name: Hoku Kauakahi
E-mail address: shyshy47@hotmail.com
Comments: Hi, I think this web page is the Bomb well hope it keeps going to perpetuate IZ and his life ALOHA, Hökü Kauakahi 

Friday January 8th 1999 04:10:17
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Name: Alex Morcos
E-mail address: morcos@msn.com
Comments: I just discovered IZ during a recent trip to Hawaii for the 1998-1999 New Year. I loved his songs and was charmed by his voice so I bought a collection of his CDs. I was particularly touched by “Johnny Mahoe”, and my 10-year-old son loved it. As soon I came back home, I logged on the internet trying to find more information about IZ. A strange feeling of sadness invaded me when I found out that IZ has left this earth in June of 1997. His music really touched me and I guess it will touch more people for ages. IZ, from the little I know about you, I feel that you must have been a very special person. 

Friday January 8th 1999 03:20:20
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Name: Tanya Villafuerte
E-mail address: HulaGRL16
Comments: Just wanted to say that i love every song that iz has sung….in me heart iz will always be here singing !!!! 

Saturday January 7th 1999 17:58:40
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Name: Ann Kraft
E-mail address: Gkakbkjk7
Comments: On a recent trip to the Big Island I was in a gift shop when I heard this soothing beautiful music. It stopped me in my tracks, it was as if I had been hypnotized by this beautiful voice. I asked the clerk who the musician was and immediately purchased the CD, E ALA E. I have been listening to the CD non-stop since my return home (Mpls., MN.) I found myself wanting to know more about Israel, the person and was very saddened to find out he passed away. I regret I will never have the opportunity to see him in person. My condolences to his family. 

Saturday January 2nd 1999 10:11:34
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Name: Evelyn Matsushima
E-mail address: eviematsushima@webtv.net
Comments: you iz always be on our minds and hearts……..A l o h a O e !

Saturday January 2nd 1999 02:11:47
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Name: k taylor
E-mail address: kakikauai
Homepage URL: http://aol.com

Saturday January 2nd 1999 01:50:02
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