Israel Kamakawiwo`ole – Guestbook – 2004 Archive

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May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997

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GUESTBOOK  – 2004 Archive (January 2004-December 2004)

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Name: Karen
Email: Paradiseworld@webtv.net
URL:
Remote Name: 209.240.205.60
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 WebTV/2.6 (compatible; MSIE 4.0)
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Time: 03:15 PM
Comments
I love IZ! His music is amazing! As I was going through a difficult time in my life, I found IZ’s music. His music is powerful. It helped me deal with my problems. I love the soothing effect it has on me. I feel very blessed to be born in the same year as he was, 1959. SLY (Sure Love You)! IZ Forever!
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Name: Blake Chan-Lemley
Email: yocantar@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.102.7.40
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Time: 11:29 AM
Comments
I love this song and it reminds me of when my mom & I went to Hawaii. I can’t believe someone could get to be close to 800 lbs-SAD, I wish he didn’t have to die
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Name: Ryz
Email: whrlwind@gmail.com
URL: www.audioscrobbler.com/users/ryz
Remote Name: 202.63.58.212
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; MyIE2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Time: 12:15 AM
Comments
The first time I heard “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” earlier I was totally blown away. Not since Bob Marley has anyone revealed their soul through their music to me. Since then I have been searching record stores for his cd’s, but with no success. It was with great sadness that I found out today while searching online, that he had passed away. Now every time i hear his beatiful voice it moves me to tears.

Thanks for the music IZ, i hope I’ll see you in heaven someday
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Name: Danny Haszard
Email: Rollingthunderboywonder@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.DannyHaszard.com
Remote Name: 68.171.204.79
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, December 27, 2004
Time: 10:48 AM
Comments
You stand and deliver,love your domain you are true grit,shine on.Best regards,Danny Haszard Bangor Maine USA

 

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Name: Savitrah Campbell
Email: savicampbell@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.66.94.140
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, December 25, 2004
Time: 10:32 AM
Comments
It is only today that I found out who sang my all time favorite song, only to find the posting of the artists death. His voice will live forever….
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Name: juan jose alvarez
Email: juanjosealvarez@cami.com.ve
URL:
Remote Name: 200.109.6.72
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, December 25, 2004
Time: 05:21 AM
Comments
I just listened for first time Israel Song at the final of meet Joe Black (somewhere over the rainbow), I wait for all the credits, And i saw his large name, i looked, and i’m here. This man had one of the wonderfull voices that i never heard, at my country, Venezuela i’m complete sure that i never will listen about him. For him and his family, My biggest respects. Sorry for my english.

JJA
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Name: LB
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 4.182.214.64
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MSN 6.1; MSNbMSFT; MSNmen-us; MSNc11; v5m)
Date: Thursday, December 23, 2004
Time: 10:49 PM
Comments
I just recently discovered the beautiful music of Bruddah IZ. I was caught by his astonishing voice. I first heard of his music on the movie “50 First Dates”. I lokked over and over again on the credits to try to find the singer on that rendition of over The Rainbow. Well I never did find it. About a week ago my parents took a cruise to Hawaii and tey brought back this music by Bruddah IZ. I was shocked because here was this Cd that I had been looking for for so long. NOne the less I listen to that Cd night and day. God bless you Bruddah IZ.
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Name: Monty- Columbus, Ohio
Email: slykktee@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.39.69.60
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Time: 08:46 PM
Comments
I just found out how wonderful he is. I am glad that I heard his angelic voice. Thanks to 50 first dates. A inspiring talent. RIP.
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Name: Guillermo
Email: mem1024@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 201.129.215.38
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Time: 01:09 PM
Comments
IZ How do you feel are in the star?… We’ll be there, whit you, soon…

With love, aloha. Memo
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Name: Larry W. Jones
Email: lwj001@hotmail.com
URL: http://www.pic-a-pagediscounts.com/song_lyrics_1.html
Remote Name: 207.235.15.24
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2004
Time: 06:55 AM
Comments
Aloha E Komo Mai! – Welcome to Island Song Lyrics, world’s largest collection of all new island-themed songs. Volume 7 (songs #3001-3500) has been published. This volume, as the previous six volumes, contains 500 island-themed songs. Each volume is only $15.95. Tropical islands are made for lovers. As Hawaii calls, so do they all, from the seven seas, to you and me. Once you stand on their shores, you may leave but your heart will remain forever. The mountains, valleys, bays, streams, oceans and reefs all have their siren song to tempt you to return. These song lyrics will do the same. Island Song Lyrics is a rich source of new material for all island musicians. http://www.lulu.com/islandsonglyrics
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Name: Cherryl & Dave in Alaska
Email: fischerave@gci.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.237.50.163
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2004
Time: 10:04 PM
Comments
We just came home to Alaska from our first visit together to Hawaii. While were on the Big Island we wanted to bring home some of the music and by chance, we chose Bruddah IZ’s “Facing Future” CD. From the first cut on the CD my eyes filled with tears. So beautiful I can’t even describe. We would like to send our love to all of IZ’s family and friends. Thank you for sharing him with all the world.
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Name: Ross Uehara-Tilton
Email: RossDrummer@hawaii.rr.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.91.27.196
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2004
Time: 12:04 PM
Comments
Bruddah Iz, we all luv you, and u and your music will be remembered with us forever.

Ross Uehara-Tilton 12
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Name: Peter Kells
Email: peter.kells@sympatico.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 67.70.29.38
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (OS/2; U; Warp 4.5; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040617
Date: Friday, December 17, 2004
Time: 06:50 PM
Comments
The first time that I heard “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by IZ was a few weeks ago. This is not a mere cover of an old song, it is an elevation of an old song to a work of genius that captures the human condition. IZ has reinterpreted an old movie tune into a timeless piece that will surely last for generations.
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Name: Perry
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 216.211.57.41
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, December 17, 2004
Time: 06:14 PM
Comments
A fine soul…salute
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Name: Alex Hoekstra
Email: alexhoekstra@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 172.167.16.164
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2004
Time: 04:34 PM
Comments
I bought one of his albums, and I have to say, I’ve never heard a greater singer. IZ will live in spirit through his music. Thank you IZ, from a fan. Live on my friend
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Name: Stirling Whanau
Email: poututerangi@hotmail.com
URL: poututerangi@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 222.152.84.139
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Time: 03:29 PM
Comments
kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui kia tau iho te rangimarie ma te atua koutou e manaaki.
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Name: misenyka
Email: teglasm@freemail.hu
URL:
Remote Name: 85.66.25.109
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Time: 10:03 AM
Comments
Good give THE MUSIC to YOU and you sing it for us… Thank you from hungary
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Name: Pamela Urbahns
Email: prb4537@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 208.32.176.5
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; H010818)
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Time: 01:05 PM
Comments
I found Iz’s music while hunting for wedding music. When I heard his voice I feel in love with it and was so sadden to learn that this beautiful voice was not with our world any more. I was so proud and moved to have it playing while I married the love of my life. I read about his life and his love for his wife and daughter it means alot to me and my husband. Thank you Pam Urbahns
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Name: Joni Stahle
Email: joni_s2004@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.41.177.214
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Time: 09:21 AM
Comments
As I sit here watching the snow fall, all I have to do is close my eyes, sit next to my plumeria plant/tree and put in IZ’s cd’s. I am back on the beach, calm and warm, listening to the sounds of the ocean. Bruddah IZ has profoundly changed my life. I wish I had the opportunity to thank him in person. He brings a soothing spirit into my home and into my life. So, from far away here in Utah, thank you IZ. Love, Joni
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Name: Christiaan
Email: tuttaan@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 61.68.240.147
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Time: 06:53 AM
Comments
Ive only heard one song of his, his version of Wonderful World, but the clarity and depth of his voice are truely amazing.
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Name: Jose Espino
Email: josespino@eresmas.com
URL:
Remote Name: 193.145.150.50
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, December 13, 2004
Time: 01:17 PM
Comments
I felt really happy when I heard Over the rainbow in the film 50 first dates two months ago because I had been looking for that song for years. I had heard it many years ago and I looked for it but my english wasn´t good enough to understand it so I couldn´t realize that it was the OST from The Wizard of OZ and that it was a remake by IZ… So when I found it was a joy to me but then I read that the author; IZ had passed away nearly when I listened to his song for first time and I felt terribly sad. It made me think about the fleeting thing that life can be. Since we lost him, he´s still alive in his music and in our hearts an memory. Rest in peace Israel. Aloha from Lanzarote.
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Name: Daniels Ohana
Email: ed.daniels@verizon.net
URL:
Remote Name: 4.8.243.228
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2004
Time: 05:05 PM
Comments
A Hui Hou, Melekalikimaka (Until we meet again, Merry Christmas) You are missed Braddah IZ.
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Name: Richard
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 213.67.59.106
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2004
Time: 06:39 PM
Comments
Rest In Peace.
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Name: Joe Jerzewski
Email: jjerzew@optonline.net
URL:
Remote Name: 69.112.232.58
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2004
Time: 12:20 PM
Comments
I started coming to the Pele’s Islands in 1992, and was introduced to Isreal’s music around then. I can remember being in a small local market on Kauai and hearing his music playing on the radio. His voice was like an angel’s and his mother must be proud that he used that gift to touch so many people. I wish I had a chance to meet the man in person.

There is really nothing I could possibly say to ease your loss. We are all diminished at his passing. Although I’m sure he would have looked at me as a Haole, I respect the Kapu’s of the islands. I have seen the delicate silvergrass on top of Haleakala and other wonders of the islands and I hope his brothers and other islanders will continue Isreal’s passion to keep the islands as close to nature as they can.

I hope Iz is looking down on us from the mountains, taking it easy, and enjoying the day.
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Name: Muppet
Email: thetruthinitall@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.84.52.14
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, December 10, 2004
Time: 12:54 PM
Comments
I recently fell in love with Bruddah IZ’ music at a job I was working. I learned to play ukelele in a day or so with the help of my boss. Soon after, I heard “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and I was immediately smitten. That beautiful Tenor I, solid falsetto and a crystal tone sails over the beautiful sound of ukelele. His music, though it’s not all in English, has inspired my own songwriting style, and I couldn’t think Brudah IZ enough.

IZ will always be IZ. Never was.
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Name: Linda Ramey
Email: lcramey@earthlink.net
URL:
Remote Name: 4.155.21.54
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, December 10, 2004
Time: 01:39 AM
Comments
My grandson and I love going to sleep listening to IZ. His voice soothes me soul. What a loss to the world!!!!I am interested in purchasing VHS tapes when ever possible.
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Name: ERNEST K EILAND
Email: BIGHAWAIIANDUDE@HOTMAIL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Time: 08:45 PM
Comments
ALOHA OHANA, THIS MAN IS A GREAT IS THE EYES OF HIS ANCESTORS,FAMILY,FREINDS AND NEW FREINDS . YES HIS MUSIC IS VERY POWERFUL AND STRONG INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. I HAVE ALMOST EVERY CD IN MY MUSIC WORLD.IF ONLY OTHER PEOPLE THAT DON’T LISTEN TO HIS WORDS BECAUSE THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS TELLING THEM. ITHINK THE MORE PEOPLE THAT LISTEN AND CHANGE THERE WAY OF THINKING WE WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD TODAY THROUGH MUSIC. IN TRIBUTE TO “BRATH IZ” I WAKE UP TO HIS MUSIC EVERY MORNING TO START MY DAY OF “ALOHA” TO THE WORLD. BIGHAWAIIANDUDE@HOTMAIL.COM
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Name: Shalani K. DeLeon
Email: www.lavrnf8@yahoo.com
URL: Yahoo
Remote Name: 24.25.249.134
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Time: 05:19 PM
Comments
Israel is the man with the music.I learned more about him that he lives in Waianae like me.I was only five when he past away.IZS fans I hope you people really love him and his music because I’m proud of you.Mahalo Nui Loa.
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Name: donnalee
Email: donnalee@htn.net
URL:
Remote Name: 207.30.142.64
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Time: 03:47 PM
Comments
Hi, i first found a CD of IZ in a second hand store. I was so lucky.I love IZ, thanks
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Name: Rick Duguay
Email: famduguay@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Time: 02:48 PM
Comments
My wife and I were introduced to IZ through the movie “50 First Dates”. On our most recent trip to Hawaii (#5), we purchased 2 of IZ’s CDs and listened to them constantly while visiting the islands. Upon our return home, we purchased another one. We have them in each of our cars and listen to them daily. Bruddah IZ embodies the Aloha Spirit and brightens our lives during each and every day! We regret not having seen him live in concert and the fact that we lost him us at such a young age. Mahalo IZ! We miss you! Terry & Rick
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Name: Rhonda Lyman
Email: rlyman@mnbarnes.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.165.246.111
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Time: 09:53 AM
Comments
SOrry to hear of this news. My sympathy to the family, God bless!
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Name: Jon
Email: alamoanasurfer@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.121.33.65
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Sunday, December 05, 2004
Time: 12:21 PM
Comments
Lonely nights on a ship, I am brought back to my young days as a child in Hawai’i Nei, listening and hearing are two different things, Bruddah I hear you always.
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Name: bette arseneau
Email: sevenkitties4bette@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.130.92.68
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, December 04, 2004
Time: 11:52 PM
Comments
i have 4 izzy cd’s now. and i am still looking for more. i just love his music. and i only really hear about izzy this summer. what a beautiful voice.
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Name: kathleen griffin
Email: pvsion@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.91.252.133
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, December 04, 2004
Time: 05:15 PM
Comments
I love his music! Somewhere over the rainbow /what a wonderful world brings tears to my eayes and heart. I lost my son last year and my sister this year. He brought tears to my eyes

love Kathleen

 
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Name: Christian Spano
Email: sketch454@aol.com
URL: www.shuttlelounge.com
Remote Name: 65.34.32.188
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, December 04, 2004
Time: 07:58 AM
Comments
Bless you and thank you, Bruddah Iz, for what your music does for me. Your voice and genuine honesty puts my heart and mind in a better place. The sound of your music reminds me of what it feels like to be human, especially in times when I need that reminder.
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Name: Mario Alberto Reyes Higuera
Email: marioreyes@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 201.130.180.18
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, December 03, 2004
Time: 07:23 PM
Comments
I love that song!!!! “over the rainbow,what a wonderful world” sorry but mi english is not good…. saludos y abrazos desde Mexico
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Name: Mario Alberto Reyes Higuera
Email: marioreyes@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 201.130.180.18
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, December 03, 2004
Time: 07:23 PM
Comments
I love that song!!!! “over the rainbow,what a wonderful world” sorry but mi english is not good…. saludos y abrazos desde Mexico
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Name: Bob P
Email: lepeu1999@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 63.89.65.110
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Friday, December 03, 2004
Time: 08:21 AM
Comments
I’m sorry to say I didn’t discover Iz until fairly recently. His rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow at the close of 50 First Dates reduced me (and still does) to tears. I’ve since purchased 4 of his albums. What an amazing voice and what a loss his death was. Mahalo for the music.
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Name: Kenny
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 69.108.160.51
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3
Date: Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Time: 05:54 PM
Comments
If there was a word to describe enchanting and wonderful, it would have to IZ’s music.

When I was about 9 my uncle passed away. He was my favorite uncle because he was always there to make me laugh and would play along in my own little world. When he died, I was grief striken. Then I heard Iz’s hit song “somewhere over the rainbow” and I cried. I was too young, too naive to trully grasp it but I was sucked into the beauty of it. The flow of words, the magnificant sounds that filled my young ears, I ended up crying. Ever since then I have heard many of Iz’s music, now 14 years old I still love him, as I listen to him with my girlfriend and look back on the days.

Iz brought us a wonderful gift in his music. Nothing so pure, so perfect could be resisted. I was severly sad whe i was old enough that he was already dead even when I heard his song. But I know that he’s in a better place now and singing into the stars above.

Iz rest in peace….
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Name: IZ.JR
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 165.248.247.133
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Time: 01:16 PM
Comments
hope u rest in peace and may god bless you from your big nephew IZ.JR
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Name: Jerry Sparks
Email: etassparks@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.171.153.114
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2004
Time: 06:53 PM
Comments
About a year ago I found IHR, Internet Hawaiian Radio. After listening for awhile I heard a specific voice repeatedly. I checked the playlist and found out it was Iz. I find it interesting that so many described his voice as angelic. My description to my wife and friends was that this guy sings like and angel. I was saddened like many that by the time I heard of him he was no longer recording in dis life. I was dissapointed to say the least. I, like others, need a daily fix of his music. It makes me feel so peaceful. I love him.
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Name: Tomas
Email: Abmadam_Samot@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.122.141.1
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; sbcydsl 3.12; YComp 5.0.0.0; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2004
Time: 06:26 PM
Comments
His voice is unforgettable.. we’ll all miss this BIG guy and his ukulele. I listen to his album and im back in Hawai’i again. Thank Bruddah IZ!
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Name: S
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 80.229.248.56
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; FunWebProducts-MyWay; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2004
Time: 02:41 AM
Comments
I never saw the film ‘First 50 Dates’, nor had I ever heard of Iz until about 5 minutes ago, but his version of Over The Rainbow is also being used on an advertisement on UK television. Each time I’ve heard it, I’ve thought how pure it sounds. I now find myself slightly tearful to find out that he is no longer here with us.
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Name: Gustavo Pedrosa
Email: flaviamaciel@brturbo.com
URL: Not
Remote Name: 200.101.123.237
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2004
Time: 04:59 PM
Comments
Hi, Here in Brasil, we don’t know nothing about this great singer, but, we watching the movie with Adam Sandler, and in the end, listen “Over the Rainbow” Uau!!!! Well the Anel IZ don’t stay more with us, but i know he stay in a beter place, with god! Thanks for this web site, congratulations! And a kiss for his family! by
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Name: leif
Email: leif@wasmuth.com
URL: www.wasmuth.com
Remote Name: 217.233.94.86
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2004
Time: 12:17 AM
Comments
such a wonderful music!!!!!! i m listening just Facing Future its my only cd! i love this voice!

cheers

leif from munich/germany
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Name: shawn banks
Email: smbanks2@comcast.net
URL: none
Remote Name: 24.7.235.230
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Time: 07:31 PM
Comments
This song is the most soothing song I have ever heard. I never knew this man until after his death unfortunately. I want his family to know that his memory will go on, and that I will always be grateful for what he has done.
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Name: Ruth Lowther
Email: songofruth@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.69.255.205
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Time: 05:40 PM
Comments
I think it must be my short-sightedness, but I cannot locate any mention of Iz’s gorgeous Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World at the end-track of the soundtrack Meet Joe Black.

When I heard that, literally my spine had goosebumps. I thought, “Who IS that amazing singer?”

Now I find that the man has been gone from this earth for seven years, and I’m joining those in sadness for his loss, and that of his brother, too.

Is there anything you can tell me about how Iz’s rendition was selected on Meet Joe Black? It’s perfectly chosen for the placement on the soundtrack. Furthermore, it’s a tribute to Iz that his song is placed lastly on a movie that deals sensitively about death — Was Iz’s song chosen after Iz’s death or after his brother’s? Regardless, it’s probably the most beautiful version of the Garland/Armstrong songs I’ve ever heard.

Very respectful website you have made here. I’m glad I’ve looked it over, and have bookmarked it.

 

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Name: Gail B. Mitchell
Email: gmitche7@tampabay.rr.com
URL:
Remote Name: 199.73.152.133
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Time: 08:09 AM
Comments
When I think of Hawaii, I think of IZ. I have all his CDs and listen to them every day. What a voice! What a heart! What a gift to all of us, even though it was of such a short time.
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Name: Dawn
Email: cybergelf@yahoo.co.uk
URL:
Remote Name: 82.42.243.155
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, November 22, 2004
Time: 12:25 PM
Comments
I had never heard his music til I listened to an advert in the UK, the man gave me the shivers singing so sweetly what a great and tragic loss.
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Name: Paulo Omarini
Email: pauloomarini@yahoo.com.br
URL:
Remote Name: 200.184.174.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, November 19, 2004
Time: 07:37 AM
Comments
I wanna say to you, that not only Hawaii miss Israel… I am from Brazil, and his songs got here too.

The most bealtuful voice I´ve ever heard.

Thanks
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Name: Leo Alyssa & Miggy
Email: bigpopp@islandkettlekorn.com
URL: islandkettlekorn.com
Remote Name: 67.174.240.141
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Time: 10:16 PM
Comments
Braddah Iz Can you please say ALOHA! to all the GREAT LEGENDS OF MUSIC IN HEAVEN.

from all of your loyal fans around the globe. YOur bredens and sistrens!!!
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Name: Rosemary Tapley
Email: rosie1008@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.79.29.184
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Time: 02:40 AM
Comments
Hi i’am from Scotland I was looking for the song over the rainbow but I have found lots more great music sea of love is brill if iz’s song was not used on the films a lot of people in other countrys like myself my never hear his music thank you may his music live on rosie x
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Name: Richard E. and B etty J. French
Email: french_richard@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 207.192.244.23
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; MSN 9.0;MSN 9.1; MSNbMSNI; MSNmen-us; MSNcIA; MPLUS)
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Time: 07:01 PM
Comments
I think IZ is without doubt, one the finest artists, of Hawaiian Music, we have ever heard.. Have spent a lot of time in Hawaii. Have relatives there and wish we could spend more time there and see and hear more of IZ’s life and his music. THANK YOU SO MUCH IZ. We are now in our late 70’s and enjoy it so. Dick and Betty French, P.O.Box 1235, Sedona, Az. 86339
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Name: Mike Hobbs
Email: skipjack@whidbey.net
URL:
Remote Name: 209.166.67.247
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, November 15, 2004
Time: 06:45 PM
Comments
First of all, to Marlene, Wehe, and all the family thank you for sharing so much of yourselves. I have managed to collect all the music and video’s available. When asked what my enjoy most about Israel’s music, I am without an answer. It all depends on the mood. He has given us music for all occasions. Over the Rainbow may have been the song that brought attention to him, but songs like E Ala E, Kaleohano, and Hawai’i 78, bring just as much emotion. Terrie and I will be visiting next spring, and God willing, we may cross paths. Blessings, Mike
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Name: Henry & Bernadette
Email: hbburzynski@canada.com
URL:
Remote Name: 142.161.182.116
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; www.k2pdf.com; (R1 1.3))
Date: Monday, November 15, 2004
Time: 04:02 PM
Comments
We traveled to Hawaii from Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) in February of 1992 as a Honeymoon trip. We walked into the first corner store and found a copy of “FACING FUTURE”. We spent the entire 2 weeks listening to IZ; not only for his heavenly voice, but for his lyrics. He told a story of his life and his family which brought us into “his home”. Whenever we hear his voice, it reminds us of our visit to his home. This is something we will cherish for a life time.

God is caring for you IZ and may his Greatness continue to shine on your family and home.
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Name: claudia ybarra
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 209.66.200.64
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.16; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Monday, November 15, 2004
Time: 02:53 PM
Comments
I am really glad i got to know the music of IZ just so relaxing and enjoyable to my heart

keep it smooth with IZ
always claudia ybarra
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Name: Juli
Email: scvbubbles@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 169.233.23.71
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2004
Time: 08:13 PM
Comments
The first time I heard the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, it was in a movie and it was so pretty. Later, I watched a woman at my church perform a hula dance to the song and it was so moving. I love this song and it touches me every time I listen to it. It’s sad that he has passed on from this Earth so soon. To think of all the music we missed out on…
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Name: Lynne Cottrell
Email: Tassels57@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.27.156.80
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2004
Time: 11:39 AM
Comments
I just purchased Alone in IZ World after hearing “Over the Rainbow” several times on the radio. I immediately fell in love with the voice and was saddened to hear that IZ had passed several years ago. Please know that his spirit lives on.

God’s Blessings
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Name: Leo Alvaro
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 200.126.218.40
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2004
Time: 05:41 PM
Comments
La musica de israel es la mejor expresion del sentimiento que representa el espiritu de hawai me produce una sensacion de armonia y felicidad incomparable, disfruto cada linea y cadanota. ALOHA FROM ARGENTINA
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Name: Steve Morales
Email: kanakaboy54@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.181.119.75
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2004
Time: 08:54 AM
Comments
I really loved his music and i wish you were alive god bless love you
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Name: Michael Geremia
Email: aimeregm@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 204.17.108.170
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; {22DA7D21-9C2E-48B4-A559-DD9E16107E07}; SV1; MSN 6.1; MSNbMSFT; MSNmen-us; MSNc0z; MSNc00)
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Time: 07:54 AM
Comments
I am ashamed to say that I heard Bruddah IZ for the first time last night. A friend gave me the album “Alone in IZ World” last night. I have listened to it 20 times already. What a magical voice. Amazing! An instant fan has been born. My loss for not knowing of him years ago. I can honestly say no artist has EVER moved me like this!

peace Bruddah, Michael Geremia
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Name: Blandy
Email: nofx_rule_123@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 84.65.72.144
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Time: 06:42 AM
Comments
Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World………i heard the full version of this song about 30 minutes ago and i just stopped crying. The simplicity of the eukalale coupled with that voice moved me so much, I can believe every word other folks have written and i can easily see why IZ has so many fans the world over, thankyou Bruddah.
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Name: Daryl Parkin
Email: daz_parkin@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.97.145.96
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; dial)
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Time: 01:49 AM
Comments
Hello, i have recently heard tracks from Izzy’s solo albums and its really great stuff, Izzy needs more credit, a lot of people overlook him but he has been a great inspiration to me, Thanks a lot, may his soul live on forever in his music and the youth of today. Daryl
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Name: Phillip Linenschmidt
Email: p_ray2000@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.40.148.224
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Time: 10:28 AM
Comments
I have never been so tuched by one persons abilitys with music in my life as this true once in a generation person, Thank what ever god you wish that we still have this incredable collection of music left to us and his legacy Phillip Linenschmidt, Las Vegas NV.
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Name: steve hiatt
Email: steve.hiatt@btinternet.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.155.28.41
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts-MyWay; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Time: 09:43 AM
Comments
a big man with a sweet voice, only just caught up with him via soundtrack to 50 1st dates and UK tv ads, too late? no, he lives on in his recordings, and in the memories of those he left behind, in a way he was lucky AND gifted. Only the good die young.
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Name: James Copping
Email: jamieac99@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 208.57.66.212
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Monday, November 08, 2004
Time: 05:20 PM
Comments
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World – as dedicated to Gabby – What a voice & what a soul-stirring rendition!

Thank you for leaving such an inspirational gift.
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Name: Kehau
Email: kailiahio5@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.8.180.174
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; ESB{2B0914FF-694B-4877-9724-8F20A3341F04})
Date: Saturday, November 06, 2004
Time: 02:54 PM
Comments
IZ was a wonderful man and is still with us to this day.. from kailua (oahu) , -kehau
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Name: Amber Boddy
Email: ambermichelle91@hotmail.com
URL: www.google.com
Remote Name: 203.221.216.66
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, November 05, 2004
Time: 06:36 PM
Comments
When my dad first heard the song ‘over the rainbow/wonderful world’ he loved it and so did I, not much later my grandmother passed away and we dedicated that song as her song.
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Name: Marianne King
Email: mbkgmk@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, November 05, 2004
Time: 01:39 PM
Comments
We fell in love with Hawaii many years ago and found Iz through Makaha Sons and later his own music. The world lost a tremendously gifted and loving human being when he left too soon. If there is any video of him other than that which has already been released, we would love to see it. Thanks for sharing him with the rest of the world.
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Name: SCOTT ARSENAULT
Email: SARSENAULT308@HOTMAIL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 66.152.211.49
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Hotbar 4.4.6.0; SV1)
Date: Friday, November 05, 2004
Time: 07:53 AM
Comments
I stumbled across your music by accident, or was it fate?? I have never heard sounds that inspire such emotion as yours. What a wonderful gift to leave with us!!!!!
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Name: Evelyn Sanchez
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 67.119.247.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; YPC 3.0.1; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Thursday, November 04, 2004
Time: 07:41 PM
Comments
I have always loved the rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” when I heard it in movies and other media. I am a very recent fan of Bruddah Iz and am very sad to learn of his passing some years ago. Thank you for maintaining this website and sharing the beauty of Bruddah Iz with the world.
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Name: Keonaona`
Email: ikuaaloha@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.8.219.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Time: 07:00 PM
Comments
Angels come in all shapes and sizes graces us all with gifts of songs, humor, and their mana’o….Iz was sent to us from god for a little while to enjoy and remember forever…..god bless him and the Makaha Sons, for they brought joy into the homes of all who heard their music.

aloha
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Name: Graeme Worswick
Email: gmworswick@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.157.71.241
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; iebar; SV1)
Date: Monday, November 01, 2004
Time: 02:22 PM
Comments
Bruddah…heard your rendition of ‘somewhere over the rainbow’from ER a while back!!i’ve just looked you up to find your no longer with us!!having read bout your life and how you’ve touched other people’s im touched on many levels…it’s something that shows the most incredible beautiful side to life and i thank you…your a true inspiration to all!!Dont EVER stop playing!!Aloha.Gxxx
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Name: Claudia
Email: claudia75_1@libero.it
URL:
Remote Name: 82.91.74.45
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2004
Time: 03:30 AM
Comments
IZ

GRAZIE PER LE EMOZIONI CHE CI HAI DONATO!!
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Name: Tim Brightwell
Email: xbsjuicebox@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 210.55.44.41
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2004
Time: 03:36 PM
Comments
I recently started listening to Israel, and I really enjoyed his music. He seemed like a really fun guy from what i heard of his live concerts ( i downloaded some of his live sets ) and a guy that I would really like to meet. I just searched him on the internet and was saddenend to see that he passed on …

Thank you for your music
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Name: richard slade
Email: n2banshee@hotmail.com
URL: www.rosum.com
Remote Name: 4.20.167.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, October 29, 2004
Time: 07:30 PM
Comments
My friend, your sadly missed but your music lives on forever.
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Name: Michael Banks
Email: damitchl20@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.62.158.67
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, October 29, 2004
Time: 07:08 PM
Comments
I had never heard of “Iz” before I saw 50 First Dates. When Over the Rainbow came on I fell in love with it immediately. While searching for it I came across the memory pages dedicated to him and was saddened to learn of his death so long ago. I haven’t listened to him for long, and found out about him after his death, but I can say that his music touched me very deeply and I wish the best for his friends and family.
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Name: Irene & Kei Harami
Email: msiras@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.81.26.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, October 29, 2004
Time: 04:57 PM
Comments
Discovered Israel during my first visit to Kauai’i in Sept 2004 and have been blessed to experience not only this amazing, virgin voice, so pure and beautiful but what a wonderful man he was (as I read the album jackets, his love for his homeland, Hawai’i and his family). His voice touches our hearts, we cannot listen to his albums without tears. Thank you for the opportunity to share what this beautiful man has become to mean to us. We love his music, his soul resonates through his voice/music. He has such a sweet spirit about him even now.
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Name: Mike, Marsha & Lise
Email: m.mulch@chello.nl
URL:
Remote Name: 62.163.177.157
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2004
Time: 08:17 AM
Comments
Hello, we were really touched by Izrael’s version of Somewhere over the rainbow/What a wonderful world. Especially when I was pregnant of our daughter Lise (born on the 12th of april 2004). About six months after her birth, we ordered the album “Facing future”. Hearing the song again brought tears to our eyes. Thank you for that!

Lots of love from, Mike, Marsha & Lise
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Name: Mike, Marsha & Lise
Email: m.mulch@chello.nl
URL:
Remote Name: 62.163.177.157
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2004
Time: 08:17 AM
Comments
Hello, we were really touched by Izrael’s version of Somewhere over the rainbow/What a wonderful world. Especially when I was pregnant of our daughter Lise (born on the 12th of april 2004). About six months after her birth, we ordered the album “Facing future”. Hearing the song again brought tears to our eyes. Thank you for that!

Lots of love from, Mike, Marsha & Lise
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Name: Tony Puch
Email: apooch1953@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.81.26.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Time: 08:04 PM
Comments
I did not know, until recently of Iz’s wonderful work and his voice. I will miss him, and continue to enjoy what he has brought to millions. Thank you, Tony
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Name: Greg
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 216.165.24.241
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MSN 9.0;MSN 9.1; MSNbMSNI; MSNmen-us; MSNcIA; MPLUS)
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Time: 06:55 PM
Comments
IZ was a truly inspired individual…a beautiful human being. I know he’s with us now as we face the future. His music will live on as will his spirit. Thank you Bruddah IZ, your music is a wonderful addition to the universe.
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Name: Robert
Email: toyfeend@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 161.184.202.90
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0b; Windows 98)
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Time: 06:00 PM
Comments
I wish I had heard and known of this wonderfull singer,instrumentalist and Hawaian patriot long before he passed. His passion and humor was one of a kind. May his songs be heard forever.
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Name: badbrdh
Email: bhamill@ameriloaninc.com
URL:
Remote Name: 208.176.136.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Time: 12:19 PM
Comments
This song is one that my wife loves. Thanks to this website I was able to track down the artist and where to buy the song. Thank you
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Name: Scott Keele
Email: skeele@northcoast.com
URL: www.justinkeele.com
Remote Name: 68.124.64.170
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Time: 09:33 AM
Comments
Thank you for your song and rendition of Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World. My son (see website) passed away after a tragic accident. We will play this song at his celebration of life Oct. 30th. I am very sorry about the passing of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, I sense that he was a very kind, gental, giving man not unlike my son.

Scott and Sue Keele
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Name: steven
Email: stevenbaseball77@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 67.122.165.70
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; YPC 3.0.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Monday, October 25, 2004
Time: 12:44 PM
Comments
IZ ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Name: Anthony Pehle
Email: tpehle@ci.sparks.nv.us
URL:
Remote Name: 148.186.4.1
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, October 25, 2004
Time: 11:17 AM
Comments
I heard “IZ” music on a visit to Hawaii and in movies and commercials and was reminded of it while attending a recent funeral of long time friend. My mother in law has been teaching my daughters about the culture, music and dance of the islands and started researching his life and music to share with them. His music touched many and will continue to for ever. Thank you IZ, for your music has touched me very deeply. Pehle
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Name: calwin
Email: calwinmcdowell
URL:
Remote Name: 142.32.208.234
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461)
Date: Monday, October 25, 2004
Time: 07:04 AM
Comments
you are my hero man
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Name: VHall
Email: alvan5@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.130.127.84
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2004
Time: 09:12 PM
Comments
I happened across Bruddah Iz’s voice, as part of the soundtrack, to a funny and romantic, silly movie 50 First Dates. The movie had a touching ending, due mostly to the haunting, and beautiful sound of Iz’ voice. Singing Somewhere over the Rainbow.

I went to the web to look him up, and was saddened to hear, he has gone on to the next adventure…I feel fortunate that I was able to hear of him, and learn of him.

Thanks bro.
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Name: Jennifer Sapp
Email: hotaunt2@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.59.101.6
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2004
Time: 05:23 PM
Comments
i have just recently discovered his music and feel in love…take peace in knowing that his music is still alive and well in many hearts and sung very often in the car.
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Name: Dorothy
Email: dmkennett@iprimus.com.au
URL: ninemsm.com.au
Remote Name: 203.134.135.242
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2004
Time: 02:11 PM
Comments
My deep condolences to the family & friends of Israel. I have just discovered his music – I do not yet know a lot about him, but intend finding out. A friend has given me his CD “Facing Future”, and I feel his music speaking to my soul, although I am not Hawaiian but Australian, but his love for his country is the same as my love for mine. He will always live on in his songs.. Sincere Regrets. Dorothy Kennett
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Name: mc
Email: michaelcarolan@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.253.216.166
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; YPC 3.0.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Friday, October 22, 2004
Time: 06:39 PM
Comments
god bless you and yours from a hollie
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Name: NICK JUDEAH
Email: MADMAX2597@AOL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 4.46.137.73
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; VZ_IE6)
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Time: 08:55 AM
Comments
LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
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Name: Jessika Bulavuli
Email: jay_b_zee@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 138.217.164.59
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Time: 01:02 AM
Comments
Its amazing how many years later, one person and their music can still touch peoples hearts around the world. Bruddah IZ will always be in our hearts and remembered as a beautiful soul. See u soon bruddah ova the rainbow, way up high… love u… Peace Out
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Name: honeygirl
Email: mamaz_kolohe_143
URL:
Remote Name: 165.248.247.134
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Monday, October 18, 2004
Time: 01:05 PM
Comments
i jus want to say dat i t’ink Iz is da man who have changed da way of all da hawaiian people and dat he has talked about it through his music which will always be hea to rememeber him by. i know dat he touched a lot of people and he will always be loved and dat no one can take his place cuz he will always be our hawaiian supah man.
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Name: ana paulo
Email: aNa_NiCoLe_69@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 165.248.247.134
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Hotbar 4.4.5.0)
Date: Monday, October 18, 2004
Time: 09:37 AM
Comments
I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I WAS BORN IN MOLOKAI AND THAT I WAS RAISED IN MILOLII VILLAGE. I WANT TO SAY THAT I OVE YOU TO ALL MY FAMILY DOWN THERE ESPECIALLY MY DAD KUKULU KUAHUIA OF MILOLII VILLAGE AND TO MY GRANDPA RAYMOND AND MY GRANDMA SHARON OF MILOLII VILLAGE TOO. WELL BRADDA IZ WAS THE BEST WHEN CAME TO HAWAIIAN MUSIC. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS FOR THE MEMORABLE TIMES WHEN YOU HAVE SHARED WITH US. TILL THE END BRADDA IZ YOU WILL ALWAYS ME REMINDED FOREVER AND FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS. THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL TIMES TILL WE MEET AGAIN. LOVE ALWAYS ANA PAULO AND THE KUAHUIA CLAN OF MILOLII FISHING VILLAGE.
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Name: Laura Craine
Email: SweetPeas4042@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.21.248.171
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2004
Time: 05:47 PM
Comments
Just recently I have heard Bruddan’s rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow on radio station. It took several hours to locate who this man was on the internet, as the station did not give out that information.

I had never heard his rendition on this song until last month and I have to tell you…I was deeply touched upon just hearing it. It made me feel wonderful!!!

I was devesated to hear this man with this most touching voice was no longer with us on this earth. To me, his earthly presence is only that…earthly, his voice is heavenly.

To his family, I feel your lost. But may the memory of this man live on not only in your hearts and soul by the way he touched you, but to all that he has reached beyond an island in the pacific, who has the privilage of hearing his voice. I know that he has gone beyond the rainbow and has and will touched many for years to come. God Bless to you all!
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Name: Larry Keyes
Email: K7BDD@arrl.net
URL:
Remote Name: 216.192.186.6
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (ax)
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2004
Time: 10:33 AM
Comments
Having just learned of his passing, it makes me sad that IZ never knew the joy his voice has brought to me. It is joy that we all should have to celebrate his gift to us all, and in rembrance of a warm soul who once walked the planet. Farwell Israel. Larry
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Name: Nicolai – Denmark
Email: Shepperd64@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 80.164.58.186
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2004
Time: 07:45 AM
Comments
Iz was the man, i loved his music, he meant much to me, his music was awesome! Gonna miss you iz!
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Name: Marilyn
Email: prteegrl@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.19.228.209
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2004
Time: 12:26 AM
Comments
His music has brought so much peace in my own life. As I’m sure it has others he has such a beautiful voice and I was saddened by his loss. I lived in Hawaii for 6yr before moving to the mainland and I miss the music, the people and most of all the warm sun. I just turned 30 and back in 2003 I had gastric bypass surgery. I almost died too and most probably without the surgery I would have. I spent 15 months away 3 of thos months were in the hospital. My weight @ my highest was 750lbs. I am now @ 498lbs. Israels music gives me the inspiration to continue and to know I am not alone. His music touched my life and for that I am greatful to still have that. Rest in Peace Israel. Your music and memory will live on forever in our hearts and minds. God Bles.
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Name: Justin
Email: JNADMAN@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.81.26.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; AOL 8.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2004
Time: 10:01 AM
Comments
aloha.. i was wondering if there is a site with IZ’s music.. thanks
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Name: ralph h. mcneely
Email: rhmcneely47@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.12.106.29
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)
Date: Friday, October 15, 2004
Time: 03:44 PM
Comments
just wanted to say that hawai’i 78 has just touched me so much, i live in west virginia, usa… here i see what iz is singing about, and it touch me to find a song that says what i feel, lost my dad the same way also…. just wanted to thank you iz,,,,, i have looked for this song that i heard in the movie in gods hands ,,, that i love…. and after 7 years i found it or my son did today, thank you.
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Name: TISSA
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.161.144.92
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Roadrunner; Hotbar 4.4.6.0)
Date: Friday, October 15, 2004
Time: 11:56 AM
Comments
Aloha wau i’a oe. Today my honey and I watched the new special supporting the release of the new DVD about “da mans life.” Chicken Skin. My honey remembers. back in da day, when you and Skippy would jam at Pray For Sex, by your shack. All the boys would kick back, inu and hoolohe. Awesome….. I then remember seeing you play at Tubleland for the Tumbleland Jam….And then to see you pass, we all let you go. We was there, in our humble way, to say aloha. We was on the cliffs, above Pray for Sex, by Makua cave, with all of “our” ohana, trucks blaring, babies playing, tears running when we caught site of Holuke’a, coming in the ocean……Humbling…..Aloha CUZ, E Mau Loa Aku……….
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Name: Jeremy
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 68.127.93.237
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2004
Time: 08:52 PM
Comments
This isnt a memory I was just wanting to say that his medely of over the rainbow and wonerful world broght tears to my eyes it was a life changing song.
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Name: Laurie
Email: EconomicalPicie@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 195.93.33.9
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; Hotbar4.5.2.0)
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Time: 05:38 AM
Comments
Isreal, is an inspiration to me. Everytime i hear his music, tears greet my cheeks, to know of his death pains me from within. Such a beautiful and powerful voice should never have reached an end. His work should be known by everyone. My appreciation for him, each day grows. Each day, he shall be a memory in my many years to come. Thank you for your music Iz.

Rest In Peace Bruddah.

Laurie
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Name: Sandra Archibald
Email: sarchibald@videotron.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 207.134.52.254
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; FunWebProducts-MyWay)
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Time: 03:20 AM
Comments
Hi,

I live in Quebec, Canada.

I didn’t know Israel before seeing the movie “Fifty First Dates” and I fell in love with his adaptation of “Over the Rainbow, Wonderful World”. I plan to discover more of his music!

Sandra
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Name: Kyle
Email: ordinary_prophet@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.189.228.121
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Time: 06:06 PM
Comments
Every night, i listen to his “over the rainbow/what a wonderful world” song, and it just, puts me in a graceful mood. Im a teenager living in this hectic world, and that just tells me that this is all worth it.

Thank god for your music, thank you so much for the music you have givin us.

Kyle
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Name: Massimo
Email: massimo135@inwind.it
URL:
Remote Name: 151.28.139.150
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461)
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Time: 01:17 PM
Comments
Unfortunately I discovered this magic artist too late. But in my heart I’m sure Israel will be forever with us!! RIP dear Israel

Massimo – Italy

 

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Name: Greg Leonard
Email: cubmstr@insightbb.com
URL:
Remote Name: 12.203.136.22
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Time: 03:50 AM
Comments
I have heard the voice before and just learned the name from a movie soundtrack, I had to know more. I was crushed to learn the owner of that great voice was lost to us at such a young age. I just recieved Facing Future. Listening to Hawai’i 78 compelled me to learn the meaning of the words, thus i found the Hawaiian motto, what more can I say. IZ, we’d be the same age, from one who never knew you, you are sadly missed. 9/2004 Louisville, Kentucky.
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Name: Adam Laurie
Email: adam@netlink.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 220.240.73.244
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, September 20, 2004
Time: 10:16 PM
Comments
Gone but never forgotten.
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Name: LordShen
Email: LordShen@juno.com
URL: http://thelordshen.tripod.com/index.htm
Remote Name: 24.25.227.132
HTTP User Agent:
Date: Monday, September 20, 2004
Time: 08:23 PM
Comments
Iz did something that few other Hawaiians since the overthrow has done: he brought us together as a nation, as a people. He is sorely missed, especially now in these times when investors and mainlanders are making it harder and harder for locals, most especially hawaiians, to live in their own ‘aina.

May he be at peace.
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Name: Gregory
Email: gchesley@texascardiac.com
URL: www.texascardiac.com
Remote Name: 66.15.170.8
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, September 20, 2004
Time: 03:54 AM
Comments
I first found “IZ” in August of 2004 on my honeymoon. I have never heard a voice so soulful and smooth. I send my heartfelt wishes to his family and fans. I only wish that I had met the man during his life to let him know that his music truly can change the world.

May God keep you always in his arms Israel, and forever bless your family and Hawaii.
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Name: Karen Chiantella
Email: felixjerky@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.56.187.88
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2004
Time: 04:07 PM
Comments
I heard IZ this morning in an exercise class, and I was entranced. I wish I had know of him when he was alive!! When I rode my bike to his voice this morning, I had no idea he was gone. God bless him and his family…
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Name: katie
Email: Ebonyshadows17@verizon.net
URL:
Remote Name: 129.44.7.172
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2004
Time: 11:54 AM
Comments
I loved his work
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Name: Jackie
Email: jahinderer@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Friday, September 17, 2004
Time: 03:46 PM
Comments
I first heard the Over the Rainbow medley on ER, and I quickly decided it was the most moving song I had ever heard, for whatever reason. I have been searching online for information regarding the artist and stumbled across a lot of interesting information. So far he seemed like a gentle giant with an amazing, soothing voice. God bless.
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Name: Paul Stambaugh
Email: pstambau@yahoo.com
URL: www.skytoursaerobatics.8m.com
Remote Name: 172.143.245.29
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; PeoplePC 1.0; HP)
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2004
Time: 06:27 PM
Comments
Up until yesterday I have never heard of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Normally I listen to my Heavy Metal music and some easy listening. I just happened to hear a rendition of “Over the Rainbow” that just blew me away. The smooth mello voice with deep roots just grabbed be and took me into a trance. I have NEVER liked this song before but after hearing this version was hooked. It is only tonight that I learned of his previous passing. With that I must give you my deepest regrets and best wishes. If this is any consolations, he will have another fan to give remberance to.

Paul
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Name: Paul Foster
Email: milqed@yahoo.co.uk
URL:
Remote Name: 84.66.42.170
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2004
Time: 09:01 AM
Comments
Your voice is amazing, what a great guy!!!

See you on the other side

 

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Name: kenny bee
Email: kb001h7912@blueyonder.co.uk
URL:
Remote Name: 82.42.165.34
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2004
Time: 02:23 AM
Comments
i have only recently heard of israel – what a beautiful voice he had – he will be sadly missed – my condolences to his family
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Name: Nevlynn
Email: nmg_janssen@planet.nl
URL:
Remote Name: 212.115.150.195
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Time: 09:46 PM
Comments
I had heard the song in the movie “50 first dates” had a hard time finding it but thanks to my effords I can now listen to this beautifull song. It was sad to hear that he died seven years ago. This song moves me even more now. For me he is no longer a stranger.
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Name: Panzo
Email:
URL: http://panzo.org
Remote Name: 24.18.212.189
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Time: 08:23 PM
Comments
“Mana” is the word Native Hawaiians use when they speak of the power of one’s spirit.

Bruddah IZ’ mana reaches across all boundries to touch us all.

May his mana give us power to save Hawaii.
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Name: Kay Marshbank
Email: kmarshbank@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 206.124.129.104
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Time: 05:09 PM
Comments
What a wonderful experience to listen to this mans music. I have just found him. There is such peace and serenity in his music…I find I need an Iz fix at least once a day. Was so saddeded to hear he had passed on but what a beautiful legacy he has left. Thank you Iz for sharing your beautiful soul with this crazy world.
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Name: Naomi Weeks
Email: paulynnweeks@earthlink.net
URL:
Remote Name: 128.152.20.33
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; BSS IE6 SP1; (R1 1.5); .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Time: 08:53 AM
Comments
Such a wonderful voice was stilled by his untimely death. I will always enjoy his music and will cherish his land.
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Name: Jae
Email: JaeMoore1@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.61.89.106
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; {8AF48C7A-14D1-45EC-B610-3A83A0E3DDE8}; (R1 1.5))
Date: Monday, September 13, 2004
Time: 02:58 PM
Comments
I just found out about IZ’s music and I love every song I have heard so far. I wish I could have learned about him before he passed away.
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Name: Webe
Email: swfiliberto@yahoo.it
URL:
Remote Name: 81.73.212.148
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Monday, September 13, 2004
Time: 12:14 AM
Comments
Ho scoperto la tua sensibilit? troppo tardi non sono riuscito a dirtelo e poi chi sa se cmq mi avresti potuto capire! Spero di rivederti un giorno! Ciao.
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Name: jaime
Email: clint9951@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.81.26.75
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2004
Time: 02:00 PM
Comments
I first heard the song on meet joe black, I thought to myself I would love it if the artist would sing this song at my wedding. just found out you’re at that other place. c u if i get there.
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Name: Gail
Email: gail.walker2@ntlworld.com
URL:
Remote Name: 62.254.64.17
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2004
Time: 01:01 PM
Comments
I have just found this wounderful, sound and man. The sound of heaven.
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Name: John Javery
Email: johnmjavery@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.61.144.32
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; Hotbar 4.5.1.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2004
Time: 05:36 PM
Comments
Mahalo, I am a fan from Michigan in the USA. Israel’s music has moved me for years but only recently have I been able to track down and purchase his CD’s. I was saddened to lean of his short life, but his legacy will live forever. I myself was morbidly obese but was able to have gastric bypass surgery to save my life. Now 180 lbs lighter I have a new life. I feel for Israel and his family and my prayers are with them. You can read more about me at www.coricenters.com I am the tall guy in the Blue Shirt with the beard. I am in the success stories section. God be with Israel and his family. If we close our eyes we can still see him…somewhere over the rainbow…. Much Love and respect, John Javery
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Name: Peter Timpano
Email: skylight3@bellsouth.net
URL:
Remote Name: 65.2.91.138
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2004
Time: 10:14 AM
Comments
I lived in Hawaii for four of the best years of my life. While there I gained a great fondness for the culture with the help of friend. I was forced to leave phsyically but my heart remains. I discovered Bruddah IZ only a year ago and have been delighted and refreshed by his music. I am sorry to say I only just now looked his web page up and discovered his fate. My deepest symphathys to his family, the nation of Hawaii and his ancestors.
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Name: giuseppe verderosa
Email: verderosa69@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.49.102.58
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2004
Time: 03:55 AM
Comments
caro iz grazie per le emozioni che ci hai dato . ciao
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Name: Swatantra
Email: swatantra@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 209.173.239.56
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Time: 07:21 PM
Comments
Well, some of us come early. Some of us come late. But we all come. I come now. I heard “Somewhere over the rainbow/ Wonderful world” on NPR one day last week, just a little clip of it between programs. This sends me off on a search for that song. I find Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. I download it and love it. I buy DVD “The Man And His Music” and I am in love. I read all about his life, his wife, his daughter Wehe. I hope she has the groove her Daddy had and gets her own gigs and gets to be loved as mush as IZ was. This is Hawai’i. This is the very Soul of Hawai’i. This is something that belongs to us all, belongs to the ages, belongs to forever. You can’t die, IZ. You will live inside us all forever.
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Name: Robbie
Email: robertmurch1@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.42.114.146
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)
Date: Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Time: 02:14 PM
Comments
Israel has the best voice that i have heard from any singer in the last ten years by a long shot, he truly has the voice of an angel. The song ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ is so beautiful a song that it is a shame that more people dont know about this wonderful man. In this pop manufactured world of rubbish, Israel stands head and shoulders above EVERYONE.
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Name: kathie boniface
Email: zboniface@msn.com
URL: www.msn.com
Remote Name: 65.102.111.102
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Time: 12:15 PM
Comments
thanks…your music has lightened me and made me smile through very tough times…you bring joy…I honor you thank you
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Name: Natan
Email: redog74@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 200.185.78.10
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Time: 04:52 PM
Comments
Hello,

I was amazed by the songs I heard today, Over the rainbow and Kalamani. I didn’t know IZ. Thanks to Bruddah IZ, who shall be forever present in our minds. Amen.

 

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Name: Janette (Michigan)
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.231.218.87
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Time: 09:40 AM
Comments
His music is beautiful
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Name: Colette Cresswell
Email: r.cresswell@blueyonder.co.uk
URL:
Remote Name: 82.42.97.204
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; provided by blueyonder)
Date: Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Time: 07:25 AM
Comments
Until I watched the episode of ER featuring the beautiful rendition of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, I had never heard of Bruddah Iz, I wish I had. He had a rare gift, the gift of making beautiful music. R.I.P Colette Cresswell Liverpool, England.
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Name: Matthew
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 67.164.181.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3
Date: Monday, September 06, 2004
Time: 08:07 PM
Comments
Like many others, my intrigue was sparked by performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow performed by IZ at the closing of “50 First Dates”. It is truly one of the most hauntingly beautiful renditions of this wonderful song ever performed, and this is saying a great deal.

I will admit that I do not know a great deal about the man with this heavenly voice, and I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. I look forward to learning more about the man behind this beatiful voice through the music that he has left behind.

 
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Name: buzzerbee
Email: bturner49@netzero.net
URL:
Remote Name: 63.185.17.45
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Monday, September 06, 2004
Time: 07:17 AM
Comments
I just heard Over the Rainbow while watching 50 First Dates, and was genuinely moved by Israel’s rendition of the song. When the song was first starting it reminded me of something Richie Havens might have done, but I quickly realized it was someone else. I haven’t heard any of Israel’s other music yet, but Over the Rainbow is so emotionally powerful that I believe it’s one of those moments where the musician and the music have combined to produce something much more than a mere song. The result in this instance is like an opiate for the mind,body,and soul. Its effectiveness good to the last drop, time after time….. I look forward to hearing more of his music and am very sad that he had to leave us at such a relatively young age. It’s easy to see why God wanted him back.
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Name: anonoymous
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 66.117.98.63
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Sunday, September 05, 2004
Time: 01:01 PM
Comments
I’ve not heard of Israel Kamakawiwo’s music until recently. I fell in love with his song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. This is such a soothing song and his voice is absolutely beautiful. I find myself playing it over and over again. Thank you for sharing his life on this website with all of us who enjoy his music.
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Name: Chas Rogo
Email: erogo@charter.net
URL:
Remote Name: 66.188.150.160
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; FunWebProducts)
Date: Sunday, September 05, 2004
Time: 12:20 PM
Comments
That That Iz Iz. That That Iz Not Iz Not. Iz Not that it? It Iz. Aloha Forever…

Rogo
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Name: Peg
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.252.197
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)
Date: Saturday, September 04, 2004
Time: 05:03 PM
Comments
I heard Over the Rainbow in my car last week, I got the CD Alone In IZ World the very next day and I listen to it over and over while driving. So relaxing and touching. I’m sharing it with my friends. Thank you IZ, your gift to us is a treasure! We were so lucky to have you for your short time.
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Name: Ian
Email: elwood741@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.4.32.133
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, September 04, 2004
Time: 11:17 AM
Comments
I just wanted to say that although I am so very happy I found out about Iz’s music, I just wish I had known of him years ago. His voice brings tears to my eyes even after I have been listening to him for the last couple months. Every day that I feel the tensions and stress of work and life in general building up I listen to one of his albums and suddenly it seems like everything is not such a big deal anymore. Thank you so very much for such a wonderful gift to the world Brudda. My love and prayers to the lucky people who called him a family member or friend. Wish I had gotten the pleasure to see him while he was still here on earth. Ian, a cop in San Pedro,California
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Name: Isreal Trent
Email: it188@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 63.237.157.2
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, September 03, 2004
Time: 08:43 AM
Comments
I have only recently been introduced to israel and I can say that he will be missed. I can not find the words to express my sorrow that he is gone. I hope that the next life will appreciate him as much.

Izzy
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Name: Giorgio Audino
Email: giosite@infinito.it
URL: www.giorgiosite.tk
Remote Name: 80.116.41.157
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Friday, September 03, 2004
Time: 08:14 AM
Comments
Hi, I’m Italian and I’ve just discovered the mith that brother IZ was and still is… All his songs sounds really like written by God! He has just become my favourite arsist… look IZ, people still discovers you and loves you now that you are “where the clouds are far behind”…
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Name: Kevin Brown
Email: americanbadass52000@yahoo.com
URL: www.geocities.com/americanbadass52000
Remote Name: 151.205.241.169
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; FunWebProducts)
Date: Thursday, September 02, 2004
Time: 04:39 PM
Comments
I first heard Iz song Some where over the rainbow on show ER. That song was awesome at that moment on that program and then I heard it again on 50 First dates. He had an amazing voice. He was amazing singer. RIP Big Man You will live on
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Name: James Lopez
Email: Jammerjim@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 217.247.250.98
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, September 02, 2004
Time: 11:06 AM
Comments
IZ was givin a gift from God. Not only a great human being but was gifted with an Angels voice. Your voice and music will be with us forever!
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Name: Gerald Kimber White
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 209.187.145.170
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, September 02, 2004
Time: 10:26 AM
Comments
I just got my first IZ album today and can’t believe what I have been missing. What a voice. What words. What music. Thank you for sharing yourself with us, IZ.

God’s peace be with you, Gerald
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Name: RON TENNEY
Email: TENN746@AOL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 8.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Time: 10:06 AM
Comments
A TRIP TO MAUI LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF IZ’S MUSIC. WHAT A VOICE. AS I WRITE THIS, I AM LISTENING TO WIND BENEATH MY WINGS/HE HAWAI’I AU. A MAN BLESSED BY GOD IN SO MANY WAYS. HIS GIFT TO OTHERS WILL ENDURE FOR GENERATIONS. IMAGINE IZ SINGING WITH 10,000 ANGELS . . . .AND GOD SMILES
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Name: Dave Andrews
Email: dandrew4@tampabay.rr.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.35.80.238
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Time: 12:42 PM
Comments
What a beautiful person!

— Dave, writing from Tampa Florida
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Name: Angelika Merkler
Email: a_nefret@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.85.129.42
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.22; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Monday, August 30, 2004
Time: 01:27 PM
Comments
I had heard IZ’s song Over the Rainbow so many places … I have just made my first trip to Hawaii and purchased one of his CD’s to keep part of the island with me … I was very sad to learn of IZ’s passing … but will always keep Hawaii in my heart with his music and beautiful voice. Heaven is blessed and we have lost a genle soul!
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Name: Steve Middaugh
Email: jsmt@verizon.net
URL:
Remote Name: 4.28.182.211
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Monday, August 30, 2004
Time: 08:23 AM
Comments
The world is a much better place having been graced by IZ. Mahalo and Aloha
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Name: amber jordan
Email: amberjordan78@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 203.164.150.180
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0; OptusIE55-31)
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2004
Time: 08:14 PM
Comments
I recently heard Iz’s version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow/ What A Wonderful World on a television show here in Australia and had to find out who sang it.After searching the net I discovered Iz and went out immediately to get my hands on some of his music.I bought “Facing Future” and could not believe how beautiful this mans voice and soul was, I was moved to tears especially by Hawai’i ’78.It is just gorgeous.I hope one day I can travel to Hawai’i and see the land Iz sings so passionately about. Rest In Peace Iz, your music touches so many peoples hearts.
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Name: Margaret Jury
Email: morganna11112000@yahoo.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 142.194.188.230
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 95; Hotbar 4.1.1.1174; FunWebProducts)
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2004
Time: 12:54 PM
Comments
I listen to your songs every day Iz, I am truly a Hawaiian at heart, because of you. Rest in peace Brah. SIGNED:A CANADIAN FAN, WHO VISITS THE iSLANDS OFTEN.
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Name: joseph pilgrim
Email: lojopilgrim@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.46.141.154
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2004
Time: 07:29 AM
Comments
absolutely…..magnificent spirit..
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Name: maryanne flynn
Email: littlepunk17@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.28.61.42
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2004
Time: 05:59 PM
Comments
i feel like a jerk. i have heard this beautiful man’s music for years. but i had no idea that he had died so long ago. his music is so gorgeous. i know his memory will live into the ages… thank you israel
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Name: Shirley T
Email: tobackharold@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 67.172.113.241
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2004
Time: 07:59 AM
Comments
Aloha, and I want to express by deep emotional attachment to the voice of the amazing Iz. I have just recently started listening to this wonderful talent and am truly amazed at the beauty of his voice. It is clear to me that his gift to the world will be the continued love of his music and spirit.
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Name: james&jennifer longstreet
Email: jim2291@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.61.2.125
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2004
Time: 12:46 AM
Comments
we were on your honey moon and heard iz’s over the rainbow we bought the cd alone in iz world. i can say i cant get enough of iz. we were sad to learn that this great artist has passed. god bless iz what a wounderful voice. god took a great artist. god bless his family. thanks for the great music.
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Name: Marguerite Perry
Email: magpie@cascadeaccess.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.233.105.180
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 95)
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Time: 10:51 PM
Comments
I don’t think there is a person on earth who has effected others the way Iz does; I have been reading these posts for a few years now and the same things keep coming up- the heartfelt awe at his voice and spirit, the passionate tracking down of his music after hearing him sing one song some place or other (that’s how I got into this group), how we listen to his music over and over and over (I have worn out his CDs) and the personal grief when people find out that he is gone out of this world. All KINDS of people, old, young, city, suburban, country, from all over the world feel some wonder and special connection with him. He had something- HAS something that this mess of a world needs, and I hope that his aloha just keeps spreading out like one big rainbow over the entire earth. Thank you, Mahalo, Big Bruddah.

 

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Name: Craig and Kim Pavlock
Email: cpavvy@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 206.205.91.80
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0)
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Time: 07:30 AM
Comments
IZ truly does live on in his music. He made our honeymoon the most memorable through his beautiful Hawaiian songs. He was (and is) a very gifted and inspired individual. It is very sad that we will all have to wait until the next life to hear more of his beautiful music!
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Name: Larry
Email: gilgalad36@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 149.174.164.22
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2004
Time: 11:04 AM
Comments
I dj weddings, parties etc… This summer I did a reception for a family friend and the theme they choose was islands theme. They supplied me with a few cds and one of those was IZ’s “Facing Future”. It blew me away, it moved me in a way that I had never experinced before and I had to know more about the man and his music. I was saddened to learn of his passing and deeply regret never having the chance to see him live and watch a true master at his craft. Be at peace Bruddah IZ, son of Hawaii and I look forward to the day when I meet u on the other side.
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Name: Elisabeth
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 213.145.185.178
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, August 20, 2004
Time: 10:45 AM
Comments
Every time i hear ” Somewhere over the rainbow ” i start to cry, its amazing. Its like hearing an angel. Thanks for recording that song and move me so deeply.
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Name: Cindy
Email: cindyluann@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 167.107.191.217
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Friday, August 20, 2004
Time: 10:09 AM
Comments
To the family of Bruddah Iz: Radio plays his version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow all the time here in Southern California in 540 am. Today, they played it back to back with Judy Garland’s version. I am a haole from the Mainland who’s been to the Islands many times, having good friends who live in Hana. Bruddah’s memory lives on in his music. I am very glad I came to hear it, and I’ve known of Happa for many years. Blessings to you – Mahalo!
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Name: Shirley Henderson
Email: shirleyjanet@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 69.111.37.187
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2004
Time: 08:03 PM
Comments
Hello, I visited Hawaii in August 2004. My husband and I brought Iz CD and it is wonderful to listen to. I have share his music to my family.

I am very sorry for your lost.

May God continue to bless your family.
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Name: Jeff Baker
Email: jeffbaker2000@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.241.158.238
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Hotbar 4.4.2.0)
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Time: 09:58 AM
Comments
Bruddah Iz’s music has touched my heart for quite awhile. His courage to put his heart out there so powerfully inspires me to do the same. It’s amazing how quickly Iz can open my heart.

His music has way made a difference in my life and will continue do so. I introduce his music to all of my friends and they love it.

Mahalo

Jeff from the mainland
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Name: J Mack
Email: none
URL: none
Remote Name: 24.48.202.23
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.0.2) Gecko/20030208 Netscape/7.02
Date: Monday, August 16, 2004
Time: 04:50 PM
Comments
Just randomly found this web page on looking for information for “IZ” because my mom just recently discovered his beautiful song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. She is usually a wicked tense and stressed out because of her job and her mother recently became sick. I haven’t seen her so relaxed in years when she first heard that song. She has began to fall in love with IZ and its like a medicine for her, it is really incredible. I just wanted to thank IZ and it’s a shame that we just found about her music. Anyway thank you IZ and may you rest in peace.

~JM~
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Name: Ana Fizeau
Email: ana_mica@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.77.21.12
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) Opera 7.51  [en] Date: Monday, August 16, 2004
Time: 12:26 PM
Comments
Rest in peace !! I just love your music !!!
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Name: Nidya Gaitan
Email: nidyagaitan@bellsouth.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.213.241.39
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Monday, August 16, 2004
Time: 09:27 AM
Comments
When I heard the song Over the Rainbow at the end of the movie Fity first dates I remeber telling my niece “I love that song, but I don’t know who sings it”. I was crying as I heard the song. I had no idea who the singer was but I thought that he had such a soothing voice and that his rendition of Over the rainbow was fantastic……About three weeks ago I went to Hawaii for the first time and discovered IZ. I was so happy that I had found the singer. My brother bought the CD and all I can say is that IZ has three new fans because my nephew also enjoys his music. Some of the other songs that are on the CD are sung in Hawaiin and I don’t know what he is saying but it doesn’t matter because I feel them in my heart. While driving back to our hotel I read the CD cover and found out that he had died and felt sad for not knowing about him and his great music while he was alive.
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Name: Hoku
Email: hokuw@cox.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.227.6.97
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2004
Time: 05:27 PM
Comments
What I remember and love most about Iz was his laughter, his smile, and his love of all things Hawaiian. He loved to share his music, his love with everyone of all faiths and all cultures. His music, his love of life, his ability to share his experiences with others in the hopes of bettering thier lives are only a few things we will all remember. To his family Marlene, Wehe, Tita , Moon John ,Jerry and all family Aloha & may Aku’a bless you always. To Iz I miss U
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Name: elle
Email: ickleelle@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.136.107.38
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2004
Time: 12:17 PM
Comments
The first dance at my wedding will me Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s some where over the rainbow. This song makes me cry and smile. rest his soul.
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Name: Bobbie
Email: bfmblm@wmconnect.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; CS 2000 6.0; Wal-Mart Connect 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2004
Time: 07:00 PM
Comments
I am reading the e-mails left by other Iz fans and tears are streaming down my cheeks. They all say what felt about this Man and his music. I also discovered his music recently and have been mesmerized by his voice . I truly truly beleive this man sings from his heart. I’m sorry like everyone else that I did not get the chance to see him in person , and wish I had discovered him sooner. I feel like I have known him forever , even tho I have never met him. I don’t understand the words he sings, since I am not Hawaiian , but I feel the music in my heart and it makes me smile. To his family.. you were truly blessed by his short stay here on this earth.
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Name: Luke Rademacher
Email: lrademacher@twmi.rr.com
URL: http://homepage.mac.com/lz3broc
Remote Name: 24.33.244.33
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.9
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2004
Time: 04:02 PM
Comments
I never heard of this great musician until I watched the final episode of ER in the episode when Dr. Marc Greene died on Hawaii. The Haunting melodies of the Over the Rainbow continue to haunt my soul. I went searching for the artist and discovered all about the greatness of Iz. I’ve tried to buy every Iz album I can and listen to his music often. its amazing far away here in a cold part of south east Michigan, I can live a part of Hawaii through this great man’s music.
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Name: Mae
Email: maeeye@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 211.26.65.84
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; (R1 1.5))
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2004
Time: 02:36 PM
Comments
I wonder if you ever knew that your music would end up touching so many people all over the world esp the Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World comp. How truly beautiful it is, your music all told is beautiful, how proud your family must be. To be taken from this life so early it just does not seem fair. R.I.P.
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Name: Yin
Email: cool_tank@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 222.152.15.30
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2004
Time: 01:34 AM
Comments
Iz..your voice is the most incredible thing in this world..i wish i could know u earlier…In the end of 50 first kiss..ur “somewhere over the rainbow” is like the song from the heaven,i just sit there listened and listened..feelin i was in another world..i do really wanna get into the world-people shake hands and sayin”how do you do” i wish more people will know u greeting from china
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Name: Starla Colwell
Email: starla_c@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.221.130.48
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Time: 12:23 PM
Comments
I have only recently been exposed to Bruddah Iz’s music, but what an impact it has made on me. I have been researching everything I can about Iz. What a shame to lose someone who obviously had so much more to give. On one of the songs he says he was not afraid to die and that Hawaiian’s live on both sides. I truly believe that as well. My heart goes out to his beautiful wife and daughter. Rest in peace Bruddah Iz!
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Name: Rich cromwell
Email: rncromwell@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.63.107.157
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Time: 11:49 AM
Comments
All Pray for “IZ” each day! Pray for “Da Hui”
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Name: Rich Cromwell
Email: rncromwell&hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.63.107.157
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Time: 11:45 AM
Comments
We were truly blessed with you life. As a “White man”..I am dishonored. Hawaiians ARE and will ALWAYS be GOD’s people. I wish I could turn time back and the white man never find God’s chosen people and land. we miss you, we need you, and hope you will help us to be better people of the earth. Help us to learn, respect one another…and OMO…our Mother Earth. Be well or Angel…

Rich, Surfer, Bruda…human….

See you on the next wave…
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Name: Amaury
Email: ernesthw@bellsouth.net
URL:
Remote Name: 65.10.189.5
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Time: 05:00 PM
Comments
I am cuban and when I saw the movie the 50 first dates, I was asking me all the time, who is that man that sing that beautiful song at the end of the movie. Until today that finally I found him. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Thank you for that beautiful songs” God bless you for ever. AMEN
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Name: puawehiwa
Email: puawehiwa_cosma@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.235.61.148
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Time: 01:37 AM
Comments
THE BELOVED BRUDDAH IZ IS SUCH A INSPIRING MUSIC ARTIST, AND HAWAIIAN. IT IS HIS SONGS THAT HE HAS WRITTEN THAT WOULD TEACH THE GENERATION ABOUT THE HAWAIIAN HISTORY. AND MAY HE BE PROUD THAT HE HAS TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE WITH HIS POWERFUL AND WONDERFUL VOICE.

MAHALO KEAKUA FOR YOU HAVE BLESSED US WITH SOME ONE SPECIAL A MAN WHO WOULD BE REMEMBER FOR EVER!!!!

REST IN PEACE BRUDDAH IZ…
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Name: Mark Kaye
Email: markkaye2003@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 212.36.184.2
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Monday, August 09, 2004
Time: 03:28 AM
Comments
I was sitting on the deck of a cruise ship sailing out of Rome in September 2003 when I decided to propose to my now wife, Naomi. As if my magic, as I began to ask her, “Over the Rainbow” was played over the loudspeaker. It made the moment trully perfect and for that, Israel, we thank you. G-d bless x
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Name: Daniel
Email: borgstrom@iprimus.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 210.50.67.100
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, August 09, 2004
Time: 01:53 AM
Comments
talent taken from us far too soon. wow, what a talent this man was.
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Name: J.Alokoa
Email: Joshua.Alokoa@Delta.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.174.22.27
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0)
Date: Sunday, August 08, 2004
Time: 03:55 PM
Comments
After we watched 50 First Dates, my girlfriend and i went on a 2 hour drive to go get Brudda IZ’s cd. We ended up getting 2 of his other albums. But on our way back we start listening to the first one and my girl started reading the album cover. She just started crying and would not stop until we got home. Its so sad to lose such a beautiful voice like IZ voice. But he will always be with us everywhere we go and we will always love him and his music. He really is the Hawaiian Superman cause his music really touches our souls. Mahalo Nui fo eva caz!!
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Name: Beathe Milfledt
Email: beathe@tdc-broadband.dk
URL: beamil@webmail.dk
Remote Name: 80.62.162.151
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Saturday, August 07, 2004
Time: 07:05 AM
Comments
My son introduce me for this music. And i love it…espicially some where over the rainbow. i will tell all my friend about Esrael Kamakawiwo`ole´s song. I´m from Greenland and maybe therefore i like his accent.

Verry nice music i like that.

Beathe Milfedt
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Name: KUNTZ FAMILY
Email: kuntzw34@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.238.62.144
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, August 06, 2004
Time: 05:05 PM
Comments
What a wonderful sound!!! And so sad to have lost this so early. Our deepest condolences!!!

 

Grant and Wanda Kuntz
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Name: Rich S
Email: a27777waikiki007@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 151.204.13.177
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MSN 8.0; MSN 8.5; MSNbVZ02; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH)
Date: Friday, August 06, 2004
Time: 09:52 AM
Comments
Brudda Iz no mo gone. A man who leave so much joy in da hearts of da people nevah die, only continue to make more hearts warmer. Do all you can to get da friends of yours and people you know who nevah listen to IZ yet to listen. Iz music changes lives, makes da heart biggah, da soul strongah, and da world a brighter place !!!

-Aloha Bruddah Iz, but not goodbye, you’ll be with us forevah !!!
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Name: jr
Email:
URL: http://www.internetnewsdaily.com
Remote Name: 64.12.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; AOL 8.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; T312461)
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2004
Time: 07:45 PM
Comments
God Bless
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Name: Amanaka
Email: hawynhuny_yeah@hotmail.com
URL: http://members.blackplanet.com/hawynsuga
Remote Name: 4.27.144.154
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/85.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/85.7
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2004
Time: 07:16 PM
Comments
Damn Bradduh IZ I’m telling you….you brought alot of Sunshine to my life, as I sot there, mad and upset at the world I put on your music nd it eases me, bet you didn’t NO that! yea your voice is like sweet relaxation MAHALO fo’ everything
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Name: josh bennett
Email: joshyboy35@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 203.54.171.10
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2004
Time: 05:51 PM
Comments
i more respect then anyone could eva imagine fo iz. im only sixteen years of age and my mother has just died of cancer. we both loved his song , “somewhere over the rainbow”. now when ever i kisten to it, it reminds me of her. hopefully they can both meet one day in heaven where they both belong. thank you
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Name: Hoku Whitfield
Email: hokuw@cox.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.227.6.97
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2004
Time: 04:51 PM
Comments
What I miss most about IZ is his smile, his laugh,and mostly is that as much as he enjoyed performing, he also enjoyed life. He took as much pride in our enjoyment of his music, as he did in his performing of it. His family, Hawaii, and the world lost lost someone wonderful on June 26, 1997.. I miss him
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Name: Andrew M. Macklin
Email: zippydeedooda@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.42.82.168
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; ESB{153DABBE-3DE0-444F-BAF4-8B0E5AC02C16}; ESB{B3965D56-50BA-4D7D-9F6C-31003B26800C})
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2004
Time: 02:58 AM
Comments
Through a newspaper article revealing that Bruddah Iz’s music is out-selling Britney Spears’s on itunes, I accessed music by him over the web. I am deeply impressed. His voice has a richness that is very difficult to come by nowadays, seeing as we in a ‘Pop Idol’ phase. Perhaps we have never been out of the Pop Idol phase – who knows? Bruddah Iz’s music is superb, and his voice almost seems to be a two-part harmony. I will earnestly seek out his music in shops the first opportunity I get. The UK is rapidly discovering him, and his death is a terrible loss to the music world. My condolences are with his family, friends, and fellow islanders.

Vaya con Dios

 

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Name: Matt
Email: matthew_flogstad@yahoo.com
URL: yahoo.com
Remote Name: 207.132.224.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2004
Time: 01:11 AM
Comments
Hello

My father was a good friend of Larry’s (IZ’s cousin) so when I found out IZ passed on I thought I should pay my respects. Thank you for everything your music has done for the people you’ve touched. God bless, and we’ll see you in the promised land.

Sincerely yours, Matthew W. Flogstad LCPL/U.S.M.C.
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Name: Ed
Email: ed.a.arner@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 192.31.106.42
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Time: 07:56 PM
Comments
To all of you like me who were stopped in your tracks the first time you heard IZ I extend my greetings. Like so many others when I watched 50 First Dates I came away thinking “I must find out who sang that beautiful medly”. There is something more than talent there… Something incredibly compelling and magnetic. If any of you know… tell me what it is as no music has ever taken hold of me the way Iz’s music did.
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Name: Karen Williams
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 207.69.139.138
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461; YComp 5.0.2.6)
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Time: 05:30 PM
Comments
Peace be with you forever and ever IZ
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Name: Torben Ness
Email: tness@start.no
URL: home.c2i.net/tness
Remote Name: 80.89.45.185
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Time: 12:51 PM
Comments
Heard his version og “Over the Rainbow” one early morning, on Norwegian radio, I was half sleeping, and then his voice filled my ears, my head my body. I just listen deeply to the song, And I thought it was beautiful. After the song, I just had to write down the name of the artist, And I did. I found this page on the internett, And I sadly saw that Israel was past away. Im going to order the albumes, just to keep his voice close. Rest in Peace. Glad I listen to the radio that morning in June. Regards from North of Norway.
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Name: Kristi
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 136.1.1.33
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0; T312461; F-5.5SP2-20011022)
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Time: 07:22 AM
Comments
I saw something on tv about Israel Kamakawiwo’ole a while back (probably when he died) but hadn’t heard his music at the time. My sister recently went to Hawaii and brought some of his music back with her. I fell in love with it. He has a soft beautiful voice that is really touching. A couple weeks later I saw ’50 First Dates’ and heard his version of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ in the movie. Seven years after his death and all of a sudden I keep encountering his music. It’s sad that he’s receiving such mainstream recognition only after his death. But I am glad that the rest of the world now knows what Hawaii has known for a long time: that Israel Kamakawiwo’ole is a great artist who in his short time on earth created music that will continue to touch people long after he’s gone.
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Name: geoff norman
Email: geoffnorman5@bigpond.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 203.54.133.95
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Time: 11:37 PM
Comments
somewhere over the rainbow has touched my heart in a way you could never know, thank you for beutifull rendition of a classic song which you put your own special twist on that makes cry with happieness, I have know doubt your angel voice is entertianing the souls of heaven as i write this. i like to think that only a gentle giant with a heart of pure love could have sung such a wonderfull cover like that thank you so very much izzy.peace and love to you and your family both here and with you
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Name: Melinda De La Torre
Email: muskydlt@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.81.26.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; AOL 8.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Time: 02:01 PM
Comments
I discovered Over the Rainbow from the E-toys commercial and then on ER when DR Green died. I have since bought all of Iz’s cds and it breaks my heart that he passed on before I knew who he was. When I am sad or stressed out, IZ’s voice calms me down to my soul. What a beautiful person he was and to his family I’d like to say how lucky and blessed you were to have been loved by him. I hope someday in heaven, I can hear him in concert. God Bless.

 

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Name: Charlie Proctor
Email: cp33@pacbell.net
URL:
Remote Name: 63.192.216.195
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Time: 09:28 AM
Comments
I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to hear this man’s beautiful music and am sorry that he already passed over the rainbow before I discovered him. I am deeply dismayed in that I am unable to reconcile beautiful people who are afforded short lives.
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Name: Mandy
Email: cutedolphinchick@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 165.121.213.49
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; ESB{42BCAAFB-CDB0-451B-A33C-59EA73C00B55})
Date: Sunday, August 01, 2004
Time: 04:25 PM
Comments
Listening to Bruddah IZ makes me remember the two trips that I took to Kauai with my Grandmother. They were the best trips ever. I remember driving to the airport listening to “Over the Rainbow”. It made me cry thinking about leaving such a beautiful place. Now everytime I listen to my IZ cd it makes me think of my grandmother how has passed. She loved Bruddah IZ, just as much as I do. He had such a beautiful voice. In Loving Memory of Lou & IZ.
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Name: Brian Montero
Email: luker_one@yahoo.com
URL: none
Remote Name: 24.4.67.231
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Sunday, August 01, 2004
Time: 10:31 AM
Comments
I stumbled on to IZ’s version of “White Sandy Beach” about 1 month ago (listening to it while I type).

IZ’s soothing voice pulled my wife and I into a heavenly kind of tranquility upon playing this song for the first time (this continues every time we hear it). Before finding his pictures on the internet, both of us had a vision of a large Hawaiian “Bruddah”. We were so pleased to find that he matched his beautiful voice.

I just found out, after searching down more of IZ’s music, that he had passed on (so bummed).

To our “Bruddah”, your love for music lives on, here on earth and I hope you’ll be able to take a moment to play “White sandy beach” for my wife and I when our times come? I can’t think of a warmer sound to be playing while I am re-united with my closest loved ones.

Rest in peace big man! With much love, 2 new fans.
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Name: conrad
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 81.77.207.143
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, August 01, 2004
Time: 06:48 AM
Comments
rest in peace, your spirit lives on in beautiful music
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Name: Mike
Email: mjpmn@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.118.248.238
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; {57D5B89C-06F3-42AD-8DD4-FE629F18FE67}; iOpus-I-M; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, July 30, 2004
Time: 07:29 PM
Comments
What a wonderful voice. May you rest in peace. You have touched my heart with your sounds.
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Name: Kinger
Email: dking@sprint.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 209.112.29.210
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, July 30, 2004
Time: 05:39 AM
Comments
I had heard his version of Rainbow/World years ago,and loved it,but never had a “moment” with it until this summer.A group of great friends on a house boat,beautiful weather, a gorgeous Northern Ontario lake,(Canada) and found that,with a moment,a sweet song, you can block out any negatives in the world, and just smile.I will never forget that “moment”. Thanks
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Name: O Khalil
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 64.229.124.87
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; fr-FR; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (ax)
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2004
Time: 06:22 PM
Comments
I Heard One Day The Song Over The Rainbow and this song stay in my Heart cause the day I Heard This Song Sileone Tell Me That One Of My Friend Died And I don’t Know Why But I will Remember this day for ever and I will remenber that song for ever and there is now 7 years another friends died He was Famous And He will Stay In My Heart For Ever. God Bless You Bruddah. Rest In Peace
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Name: Anita Seeberg
Email: agronita2002@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 172.188.88.118
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt; FunWebProducts)
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2004
Time: 10:11 AM
Comments
I live in the UK and this summer visited Hawaii. I heard Iz’s songs and they are breathtaking!!! It is so wonderful music, and i just want all of his CD’s. What a loss, when he died…he was an artist indeed. Bless Iz’s memory..! Anita in the UK
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Name: Noelani
Email: alohapenni@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.81.26.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2004
Time: 09:08 AM
Comments
You are missed.
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Name: grant
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 210.50.141.218
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Time: 09:22 PM
Comments
Somewhere over the rainbow is THE MOST! b-e-a-utiful song that i have ever heard. If only u were here 2day…..RIP Bruddah.
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Name: Abenicio Trujillo
Email: ben@bentrujillo
URL:
Remote Name: 68.226.120.224
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2004
Time: 06:37 PM
Comments
IZ,

I know this message is 7 years after your dealth, but you live on.

It is funny that I have seen most of the films that your music has been in, but watching 50 First Dates was the First time that your music caught my ear. So I raced around town to find your music, which I purchased “Alone in IZ World”.

You can tell that your music is from your heart and I will share your music with my family and my daughter.

Thank you IZ for playing from your heart and Soul. I sure the world will and has missed you.

Thank you Abenicio (Ben) Trujillo

 
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Name: Mo
Email: mocast@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.104.214.40
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) Opera 7.23  [en] Date: Saturday, July 24, 2004
Time: 04:39 PM
Comments
Like his body, his spirit was bigger than most of us. I find comfort and faith in the human race in the fact that there exist people this beautiful.
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Name: B Real
Email: brianreal5@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.174.222.252
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2004
Time: 11:01 AM
Comments
A man who spoke words that got through to me. thank u IZ. u were and are a good Bruddah.
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Name: Charlotte
Email: Tfoot32@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.134
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2004
Time: 10:18 AM
Comments
I found the music of Izrael Kamakawiwo’ole just a year or so before he passed away. I am so sorry that the world lost such a beautiful person, but his voice lives on through his Cd’s.My very favorite is his rendition of “Wind Beneath My Wings. I listen to that and his other songs frequently, and share some of them with those who are wiling to listen and then they too, fall in love with his voice. We Miss You IZ
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Name: Margherita
Email: margherita_1968@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.208.106.67
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2004
Time: 05:00 PM
Comments
Ho scoperto stasera da chi era cantata “Somewhere over the rainbow” in versione Hawaiiana. Bellissima mi entra nel cuore con una dolcezza e tristezza infinita ora ancora più di prima. Grazie per avermi regalato queste emozioni. Margherita
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Name: Kevin Losso
Email: bimbi@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 66.30.25.182
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/85.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/85.7
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Time: 06:51 PM
Comments
Surely the voice of an angel…
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Name: Michael
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 63.227.38.178
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Time: 06:47 PM
Comments
I just heard his music for the first time today. I didn’t think that it was possible for me to be moved by music anymore, but was pleasantly suprised to find myself listening to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with tears streaming down my face. Just beautiful…. Beautiful!!!

 
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Name: thrashin
Email: thrashin_au@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.ozemail.com.au/~thrashin
Remote Name: 203.61.128.127
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Time: 04:34 AM
Comments
I was watching a television show tonight on the Discovery Channel, which had a beautiful rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World as backing music. I had to find out who sung it. I jumped on the web right after the show and discovered it was IZ. It is an amazing song by a beautiful man. RIP IZ. 🙂
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Name: Rick Cooper
Email: cooperent@ispwest.com
URL: www.rickcooper.net
Remote Name: 66.42.42.214
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)
Date: Monday, July 19, 2004
Time: 09:39 PM
Comments
I am a professional musician. My wife and I recently visited the Hawaiian islands. After hearing the music of Isreal Kamakawiwo I purchased a Ukuelele and have now learned somewhere over the rainbow.
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Name: The Wandering Pixie
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.134
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 7.0; Windows 98)
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2004
Time: 02:17 AM
Comments
I discovered this wonderful talent after his death. I only wish I had heard of him much sooner.
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Name: Jack Mullen
Email: flgator@insightbb.com
URL:
Remote Name: 12.222.97.103
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, July 16, 2004
Time: 05:44 PM
Comments
I was watching 50 first dates and the last sene when IZ song came on It was magical. I knew I had heard it before somewhere but I had to find out who sang it. I was very sad to see he has passed away. He had the voice of an angel.
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Name: Amanda
Email: a_bechtel@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.189.100.180
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, July 16, 2004
Time: 05:17 PM
Comments
I have been listening to uncle iz for as long as i can remember and im also a ukulele player. So i was curious if there are any ukulele tabs for somewhere over the rainbow/ what a wonderful world?
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Name: Paki
Email: beepes@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.194.2.146
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2004
Time: 09:42 PM
Comments
It is with sweet saddness that IZ is finally getting the recognition he so richly deserved. IZ’s version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow as heard in the movie 50 First Dates has brought him back to life, so to speak, and hopefully the Aloha in his other songs will bring as much joy to new fans as they have brought to me.

I pray that our Lord is holding you in his arms.
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Name: Chuck Buford
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 66.0.113.103
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2004
Time: 09:53 AM
Comments
I have enjoyed your music from the time I arrived in Hawaii, and even now that I have been gone 2 years from the islands, I still sing your music inside my head throughout the day. Rest in peace, and God bless.
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Name: dondon viray
Email: dhon2viray@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 203.167.109.44
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; YComp 5.0.0.0)
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2004
Time: 12:46 AM
Comments
I admire IZ songs it makes me so inspired and calm. I feel i am at the gate of the heaven everytime i heard his songs. Although we missed him, we have no choice but to accept his destiny and appreciate all his creation and legacy.

To all his fans IZ is great creation!

 

 

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Name: Steven L. Edwards
Email: sledw25241@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.54.98.150
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; MSN 9.0; MSNbMSNI; MSNmen-us; MSNcIA; MPLUS)
Date: Monday, July 12, 2004
Time: 03:59 PM
Comments
To whoever reads this,

He had a beautiful voice. A true Hawaiian treasure.

Steven L. Edwards Palm Springs, Ca.
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Name: DJ Hernandez (Daniel Joseph)
Email: danielmanslim@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.6.40.213
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, July 12, 2004
Time: 09:56 AM
Comments
I have heard many of his songs and I love them all expecially Over the Raimbow, I am saddened by his death but HE WILL LIVE ON. I would also Like to say that I know Michael Harte(Listed lower on this page)) and I would have never guest that he was a fan of Bruddah. Thinkas to this sit I know that I am not the only one that loves living in the past. I also saw the movie 50 First Dates wich features Over the rainbow and It is a very good ending to a very good movie. B OUT, PEACE TO ALL.
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Name: Daniel Hernandez
Email: danielmanslim@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.6.40.213
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, July 12, 2004
Time: 09:53 AM
Comments
I have heard many of his songs and I love them all expecially Over the Raimbow, I am saddened by his death but HE WILL LIVE ON. I would also Like to say that I know Michael Harte(Listed lower on this page)) and I would have never guest that he was a fan of Bruddah. Thinkas to this sit I know that I am not the only one that loves living in the past. B OUT, PEACE TO ALL.
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Name: Daniel Hernandez
Email: danielmanslim@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.6.40.213
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, July 12, 2004
Time: 09:49 AM
Comments
I have heard many of his songs and I love them all expecially Over the Raimbow, I am saddened by his death but HE WILL LIVE ON.
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Name: Daniel Hernandez
Email: danielmanslim@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.6.40.213
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, July 12, 2004
Time: 09:49 AM
Comments
I have heard many of his songs and I love them all expecially Over the Raimbow, I am saddened by his death but HE WILL LIVE ON.
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Name: Tyler Buckingham
Email: buckinghams@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.125.219.35
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2004
Time: 09:42 AM
Comments
IZ has redefined what music should be, and most importantly where it should come from; the sole. I will always look to IZ for an uplifting experience that will bring me closer to myself.

thankyou IZ

Tyler–Ojai, CA
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Name: Diego
Email: california37@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 209.178.140.4
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; (R1 1.3); .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Time: 12:02 PM
Comments
I do not know any of his music Besides his Wonderful rendition of Somewhere over the rainbow, but each time i listen to it, it breaks my heart. even Mr. Armstrong would have to agree that this version is simply powerfull and beautiful. GREAT.
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Name: dhob187
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 82.81.121.70
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; MyIE2)
Date: Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Time: 09:31 AM
Comments
i fell in love with his version of somewhere over the rainbow …( i love it ! much more than even the original ! )

when i searched his version i came to find out more about him ….. what a wonderful voice the guy had ! …. i wish i had heard about him earlier !
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Name: Gina Lua
Email: whahaha86@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.102.196.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Time: 03:34 PM
Comments
i just barely went to hawaii a few days ago for the first time and thats where i first saw the “IZ” cds. i saw it all over the place and we had one of his cds in our hotel room. i was bored so i figured hey, i might as well give it a try… i loved it. so i went out and bought one of his cds. i pretty much listen to it everyday. it seems like he was a real cool guy. i wish i would have known aboout him a long time ago…
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Name: zach
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 65.19.72.46
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Time: 12:37 PM
Comments
i recently moved up to vermont from mass to go to a ski racing academy, and ill be a junior next year. i first heard about izy from my parents are few years ago, and as a guitarist, i hugely respect his work. hes a great musician of his kind and shines through the hearts of all who have heard him. keep on keepin on man.
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Name: Isaiah Chun Fook
Email: kanemoku_islandboi@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.81.26.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows 98)
Date: Monday, July 05, 2004
Time: 08:42 PM
Comments
well i have been listening to IZ since i can remembah and im happy that i have. when IZ went pass i was only small and neva really know much about him i jus knew da songs he played and sang. as i grew older watching his videos, performances, and listening to his music, das when i really went notice. now i am in music, i am playing and singing now. im in a band and i am living happy. if it wasnt for my parents and the influence of IZ’s music i dunno where i would be. IZ was a great man, but not jus for his version of somewhere over the rainbow and his music, but as a person. all IZ wanted was for da hawaiians to take notice of what he was he was trying to get to people and he did that through his music. now we must think about what all of us need to do to make dat dream of his to happen. continue his pride and keep hawaiian lands in hawaiian hands. “ua mau kea o ka aina i ka pono”

alohaz isaiah

 

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Name: Barbara Duvauchelle
Email: barbara@duvauchelle.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.239.212.8
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)
Date: Sunday, July 04, 2004
Time: 06:13 AM
Comments
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana
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Name: Robert Rogers
Email: cook4yall@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 67.181.100.108
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, July 03, 2004
Time: 10:16 PM
Comments
My family and I visited Hawaii for the first time in 2002.We were on the island of Oahu headed for Pearl Harbor.We were listening to a local radio station when they played IZ’S Somewhere Over The Rainbow.I then had to find out who sings that song.The next morining we had breakfast and I asked our waiter, He said oh thats “ISRAEL”.My son and I went down and bought FACING THE FUTHER and listened to the entire CD I was awsome. The saddest thing is we diden’t know he passed away.Iam so sorry,he seemed like a great man, a great family man.IZ if you can hear me bro, your music will always be in my Heart,Your soul in Heaven and your music will live on forever.Someday we will meet, maybe we’ll sing a few.The LORD will take care of you. Love ya bro. P.S When I think of the Islands I think of you….. see ya later Bro Rob.
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Name: David Deel
Email: ddeel@treadcorp.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.105.204.36
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Friday, July 02, 2004
Time: 02:20 AM
Comments
I first became aware of Israel when I heard his rendition of Somewhere over the rainboe on the televions dram “E.R”. I had just lost my son who died of an overdose. He couldn’t kick the drug habit no matter how much we worked on it. Israel’s rendition of that song gives it a totally new life and a completely different meaning. I can sit an listen to the passion Israel puts into that song over and over again. Every time I hear the song, it reminds me of my son and the dreams that I had of him travelling the roads of the future. God Bless Israel for giving that song to us in a way that we could still have our dreams even when most of them have been shattered.
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Name: daniel o brien
Email: lenardcohen2000@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 159.134.156.116
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, July 01, 2004
Time: 03:39 PM
Comments
just got here 2004 wish i had years before what a man my god words cant describe a man like this im just happy that i found his music now rather than not at all i feel happy just knowing i did thanks
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Name: Alexis
Email: sexee_lexee19@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 208.186.96.8
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, July 01, 2004
Time: 10:15 AM
Comments
i have to write somemore. any one who absolutely loves iz plz email me. we can chat. i walked past his coffin when he died an there were just over billions of people filing past to see him. i stood in like for over 6 hours just to see him one last time!! God rest u!
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Name: Alexis
Email: sexee_lexee19@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 208.186.96.8
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, July 01, 2004
Time: 10:04 AM
Comments
i love all of his songs. he is a true ledgend! take care. rest in peace.
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Name: Kaleiki
Email: leiki_gurl101@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 204.63.136.150
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Thursday, July 01, 2004
Time: 09:54 AM
Comments
I grew up hearing his songs and hearing stories of this wonderful man and even though i never met him…his death still bears alot of pain. He sang from the heart and made Hawaii known through respect. i have so much respecy for him and his family and friends who was with him all the way…may od bless you all!
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Name: hannah grace
Email: sweetart1121@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 207.5.223.137
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Time: 06:36 AM
Comments
hello israel. im only 14. i once was watching the movie finding forester and i heard this song. well i guess you can say love at first heard! i love somewhere over the rainbow i cry whenevr i hear it. may you rest in peace. tellg od i say hi. i love you so much and i would marry you any day. may your soul enjoy itself for werever it is.

goodluck in heavenly life.

<3~ hannah grace p.s.- i still listen to it everyday(no joke)
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Name: RaeLyn Kinue Arata Muna
Email: kea_nalu@msn.com
URL: http://www.xanga.com/hawaiian_island_wahine
Remote Name: 202.128.68.197
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Time: 07:04 PM
Comments
wow i never knew he passed away… i just finished watching the movie 50 first dates…and his song he sang was on it…i fell in love with the song. i had to look for it on the internet so i went surfing online and when i came across this site i found out he died a while back and only heard his song now. It’s amazing how they still play his song. And my request is that they never stop.
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Name: Leonard & Greta Makue, Jr
Email: crybabytootsie@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 209.165.173.28
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Time: 12:41 PM
Comments
My husband and I have all of Iz’ cd’s and we just love his music, my husband had a sister who has past on as well, but IZ’s wife had known her as well . My late sister in law – God Rest her soul,her name was Leonice Makue. Well I just want to tell you that God looks after all his children, and may he always keep Mrs. Kamakawiwo’ole and children in good health always. God Bless You All. Greta & Leonard Makue, Jr
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Name: B Wilson
Email: bwilson@oregonfast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 64.28.60.54
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, June 28, 2004
Time: 04:35 PM
Comments
I just want to say I am a new fan of IZ, and his voice is heavenly. I ordered 3 of his CDs and while I was waiting for them, I downloaded Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World from the internet and played it about 100 times. I coudn’t get it (or him) out of my mind.

But now I have the CDs Facing Future, Alone in IZ’s World and E Ala E. I am happy.

IZ is a wonderful talent. His Hawaiian music is beyond description. He has introduced me to Hawaii. I love him and I’ve never even met him. I hope to see him in heaven. 🙂
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Name: Nick
Email: nickinva24@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, June 28, 2004
Time: 11:59 AM
Comments
Mahalo from a howli I truly enjoy your music thank you!
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Name: Scott & Kristy Nilsson
Email: snk@2nilssons.com
URL: http://www.2nilssons.com
Remote Name: 64.94.14.87
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2004
Time: 06:30 AM
Comments
Aloha. Iz’ “Over the Rainbow” brought tears. I wasn’t alone – many web sites reflected how much he touched people with his beautiful mixture of Hawaiian/country/reggae music – a gentle giant, playing a ukulele & singing like an angel. People from all over the world came to Hawaii for his funeral, then gathered on the internet to pay homage to a man who relished music that he would never have had the opportunity to hear a mere 100 years ago. A man whose voice touched us with his own special & unique creations, fashioned from so many other cultures. “The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people passing by. I see friends shaking hands saying ‘How do you do’ they’re really saying ‘I love you.” I hear babies cry & I watch them grow, they’ll learn much more than we’ll know & I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” Thank you, Iz. Your song & your message still bring tears to my eyes. Mahalo, Iz.
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Name: Yvonne
Email: kmitrain@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.159.44.142
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Hotbar 4.1.7.0)
Date: Friday, June 25, 2004
Time: 06:58 PM
Comments
I listen to the morning show of KTIS Christian music here in awesome Minneapolis. This morning my ears were totally mezmerized as I listened to IZ sing his (as KTIS called it) ‘interpretation’ of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. Ohhhh what a SWEEEEET interpretation it was!!! I’m anxiously awaiting the purchase of his music so I can drift away. Who needs calgon when U’ve got IZ?!?!?! IZ, God truly blessed U with an angelic voice here on earth. Now U sing on forever in heaven. Thank U! ~Y
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Name: Brandon Rivas
Email: bacrivas@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; MSN 2.5; AOL 8.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2004
Time: 08:56 PM
Comments
It takes a whole lot of music to stir up my emotions,brother Iz did it in one measure.Thank you for putting that spark back in my life. love always,Brandon
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Name: SSgt Scott Ekstrom, USAF
Email: bshiftsuper@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 62.253.137.42
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2004
Time: 04:08 PM
Comments
I have just re-discovered Braddah-Iz. When I was a child, my parents went to Hawaii for a vacation and brought back vinals. Basically, I can remember from my childhood, the “sounds” of Hawaii. The song “Over the Rainbow” was one of their favorites. My parents fell in love with this randition. I recently saw “50 FIrst Dates”. I was so moved to hear “Over the Rainbow”, for the first time in too many years, that I cried. My wife thought that it was because of the movie…but it was because this randition of “Over the Rainbow” was from Braddah Iz and that he was such a huge part of my childhood. I must admit that the memories that have been remembered and realized since watching “the movie” have been both painful and a comfort. Now that I now who the “music-man” is from my childhood, I will pass him on to my children. Bruddah Iz is a national treasure. I can say nothing with more honesty or respect. God Bless, the Ekstroms
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Name: Josie Hawk ( Canada )
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 200.152.221.2
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Time: 08:39 AM
Comments
Piece is the real message. Love, IZ.
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Name: gustavo
Email: mono_papo@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 200.121.107.227
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Time: 06:20 PM
Comments
aloha, i am from peru and i am a fan of Israel i like his music a lot and his i think his life is very interesting, and his voice is espectacular, i surf and my mom said that maybe we are going to hawaii and i will bye the cds from IZ because i think his music is the best it is very relaxing and also it helps me to concentrat, well got to go see ya.. bye

( IZ your music will never be forgotten) “Mahalo’s plenty, Bruddah IZ for being you. But your music & never ending malama for Hawaii will live in our hearts forever”
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Name: Eric
Email: eric@keepcool.ch
URL: www.keepcool.com and www.keepcool.ch
Remote Name: 212.101.16.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; i-NavFourF; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Time: 02:08 PM
Comments
Thanks to this great man. Love is in his voice. He is.. Thanks!
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Name: Pennie
Email: sunsprite@lycos.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.164.113.151
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; YPC 3.0.1; MyIE2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Time: 07:27 AM
Comments
I was hearbroken to learn the man i’d come to love from his song ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’, from the movie ‘The 50 First Dates’ had passed beyond that beautiful Pacific Rainbow. I too watch that same rainbow from the other side of the Pacific Rim (Monterey CA) every chance I get. I ordered the CD ‘Alone In IZ World [ECD] this morning in special memory of Israel Kamakawiwo`ole. I will cherish that CD and his voice for the rest of my life. Thank you IZ, you are still very special to us all. Aloha `Oe
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Name: smw
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.113.34
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, June 21, 2004
Time: 07:24 PM
Comments
I love his music, it free’s the soul. Im so sorry he is no longer here with us, but an angel now watching over us all
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Name: Alicja
Email: cutie123755@msn.com
URL: www.angelfire.com/dragon2/blueflame
Remote Name: 152.163.252.197
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, June 21, 2004
Time: 03:07 PM
Comments
The remix of “Over The Rainbow” is a truly beautiful song. I’ve only heard it once, but when I came back from a trip to Quebec, I heard the song playing on the radio, and it instantly made me think of a boy I really liked, and if I ever tune in to the station again, I’ll try and dedicate it to him.
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Name: melissa
Email: mlissa09@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.163.134.74
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2004
Time: 01:52 PM
Comments
I love Brother Iz Sooo much! his songs are the best! they touch my heart incredibly and i cant help crying whenever i hear his voice!
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Name: Henny Uijen
Email: h.j.uijen@planet.nl
URL: http://home.planet.nl/~uijen036/
Remote Name: 213.10.133.35
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2004
Time: 12:42 AM
Comments
In the late eighties we discovered Iz, and after that moment we were almost listening to his music constantly. He has really a beautiful pure Hawaiian voice. Every time we hear Iz singing and special “n dis life” we do get very emotional about it. Ones you have heard Iz singing, right a way you do get attached with the pureness of his beautiful voice.

We are a Dutch family and we do live in Holland. But In the sixties and the eighties me and my family were living in Hawaii for about 5 years. And for one thing I’m absolute sure, ones a person have lived in Hawaii for sometime, nothing will be the same anymore for the rest of that person life. The friendly aloha and the hospitality of the Hawaiian people is just unforgettable. We all feel very proud that we were for 5 years part of the Hawaiian community, and learned to know the Hawaiian people, an experience we’ll never forget.

Henny and Maria Uijen and Family.
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Name: Gino
Email: ginom@sympatico.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 216.95.218.253
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Hotbar 4.1.8.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Friday, June 18, 2004
Time: 09:16 AM
Comments
I just heard his rendition of Over The Rainbow in the film 50 first dates. I must have re-listened to this version 50 times right after I heard it. I just couldn’t get it out of my head. After I learned who the performer was, I quickly jumped on the Internet to get more info. I was really really sad to hear that he had passed away a few years ago at such a young age. It’s a shame. But I console myself in knowing that his music will live forever…forever with me anyway. I never knew him nor of him and yet he’s touched a chord. God bless you Israel. G
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Name: John Bowles
Email: jlbowles@att.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.10.170.188
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; AT&T CSM6.0; T312461; Q312461)
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2004
Time: 06:34 AM
Comments
This man is simply awesome. If I had known about him years ago, I would have played his music at my wedding and every other function I attended.
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Name: galwaygirl
Email: fawcett39@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 140.203.7.37
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Time: 06:01 AM
Comments
I have only recently heard about Israel, I first heard him sing on the credits for the film ‘Meet Joe Black’. I loved it and have spent the last few months trying to find this soundtrack purely to listen to that one song. I have just found it and have had the track on repeat for the last few hours – I think Israel has such an amazing voice and I now intend to try and find his album ‘facing future’.
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Name: Paul Torti
Email: pt3wwri@earthlink.net
URL:
Remote Name: 12.11.185.226
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Time: 04:29 AM
Comments
I know it has been some time since IZ has passed on, however It has only been recently since I was introduced to “the man and his music” and I would just like to say that the world of music was lucky to have him in it, however brief it may have been.
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Name: Aba Guyman
Email: mumu@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 213.154.68.28
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Time: 05:46 AM
Comments
Very painful loss.
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Name: kate tippett-bowles
Email: jlbowlesorkatetippett-bowles@att.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.10.170.188
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; AT&T CSM6.0; T312461; Q312461)
Date: Monday, June 14, 2004
Time: 05:19 PM
Comments
This man had the voice of an angel. I walk daily and only listen to IZ. I listen to him all day and at night as I try to fall asleep. I was fortunate enough to see him in Honolulu and while I loved his voice then, I have only in the past several years become fanatical about him. I have the dvd Hot Hawaiian Nights and thoroughly love it; however am always deeply saddened that he has passed. I can’t help but wonder why no one was able to help him with the weight problem. What a dreadful loss to the world but praise God he left us with so much lovely music. I hope his wife and daughter and the rest of his family and friends remember his spirit.
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Name: Nancy Wilson
Email: russnan@centurytel.net
URL:
Remote Name: 69.29.171.144
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2004
Time: 03:05 PM
Comments
My first visit to Hawaii and only CD I bought was IZ. I brought it back home to Texas and listen to it daily. One day I will return to Hawaii, but I wil have many more CD’s before then. Nancy
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Name: Robert Sparkman
Email: sparky.judy@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.2.1.242
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2004
Time: 06:37 AM
Comments
I love his music, and was really sad to hear that he had passed away.
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Name: Judith Freson-Libs
Email: tsfreson@evansville.net
URL:
Remote Name: 216.135.28.248
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; MSN 2.5; Windows 98; (R1 1.3))
Date: Friday, June 11, 2004
Time: 06:01 PM
Comments
Too many unusual experiences have happened to me involving IZ, and I never knew him while he was alive. I feel as if I have lost out on a uniquelly spiritful experience. Is there a website that I can ask questions of interest? Wow…..
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Name: leatrice mcdonald
Email: leame88@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, June 11, 2004
Time: 12:38 PM
Comments
love IZ were from hawaii we live in illnois now. hes our cousin from marriage. earls married to my cousin diane. will remember IZ. love lee
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Name: Alessandro Viarengo
Email: alecs10@libero.it
URL:
Remote Name: 217.133.216.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, June 11, 2004
Time: 05:25 AM
Comments
The best, il + dolce cantante di sempre.
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Name: Frank and Carole Flynn
Email: frankjohnflynnv2@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Friday, June 11, 2004
Time: 03:47 AM
Comments
Enjoy the rainbow. We think Iz was the greatest Hawaiian singer of all time.
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Name: Shirley Young
Email: sjylay@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.201
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; YPC 3.0.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2004
Time: 08:10 AM
Comments
I was just in Maui. While we were waiting our flight I heard Iz on a CD. I had to have it. Once home I listened to the CD over and over and fell in love with what I perceived as a very gentle and fun loving man. Now I am finding out he passed away. This has saddened me a great deal. All my prayers and love go out to his family. I will buy more of his music as I can listen to it non stop all day. May God bless his wife and daugher richly!
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Name: Makalani
Email: AMA1106@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; AOL 7.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Time: 06:55 PM
Comments
Continued and sincere regrets to this day,for the lost of a great asset to Hawaii’s gifted artist. Mekealoha Pumehana
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Name: Vianie Irie Nalani Kalia Chardiola
Email: chawaiian@asianavenue.com
URL:
Remote Name: 168.212.159.11
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Time: 08:20 AM
Comments
I’ve been listening to Iz’s music for a long time and I just recently found out about what had happened and come to find out he was my friend’s uncle and so I felt even more sorry for him.. I know he is still bringing music in the better place he is in, and he will always remain in all of our hearts.. just keep his spirit alive through the music..
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Name: Scott Campbell
Email: campbellsdrc@yahoo.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 211.30.86.17
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, June 07, 2004
Time: 03:37 AM
Comments
I send my thanks to Bruddah(I know he hears me), for blessing us who wish to listen and feel. I,ve just read Dean Koontz’s novel and he has shared with his reader’s he spent his hour’s writing while listening to Bruddah’s beautiful Music. Thanks Again Bruddah, and Thanks DeanK
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Name: Eric Lutter
Email: emlutter@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 141.158.42.126
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Saturday, June 05, 2004
Time: 10:16 AM
Comments
I first heard of Israel while viewing pictures on “The week in Pictures”. There is a slide show there called America 24/7. The first slide show has a minute of his version of “over the rainbow” playing while the pictures are shown. I loved it because it was sooo soothing to hear him sing and play. I immediately surfed the web to find more about him. I was immediately saddened to find that he had died and at such a young age. I still go back to that slide show every couple of weeks just to hear him sing. My wife often happens into the room while it is playing and smiles and says ‘you really like that song, don’t you?’ I tell just tell her ‘yeah’. I can’t say more, but that it is simply beautiful.
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Name: Melissa
Email: dpsilvers@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.136.26.225
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; FunWebProducts)
Date: Friday, June 04, 2004
Time: 05:56 PM
Comments
My first grade class is learning to sing Somewhere over the rainbow/It’s a beautiful world. My mom & I love Iz’s voice…it is so beautiful. I wish I could have met him.
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Name: Pauline Raymer
Email: f00tprints@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, June 04, 2004
Time: 03:52 PM
Comments
My lover and I went to Oahu for a vacation , Beautiful Hawaii ( my first visit)heard a song on the radio at the hotel ” White Sandy Beach Of Hawaii” it kept playing over and over that it got into my head and heart, went searching for the song and was recomended IZ’s cd….fell in love with his voice and have been listening to him ever since,everyday I must hear his songs, it’s like a soothing blanket for me.Today while looking for another album of his I came across this memorial, I am shocked and sadden, I had wished I could have seen him in concert. His music reminds me of his beautiful Island Hawaii,of my lover soo far away, his music brings me back close to her, it is our special place.Thank you IZ,Godspeed, your music will be forever.
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Name: DA KELIIKOA-SHARPE OHANA
Email: hawaiiansinwa5@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 168.103.152.73
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; MSN 9.0; MSNbQ002; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH; MPLUS)
Date: Thursday, June 03, 2004
Time: 04:30 PM
Comments
ALOHA BRADDAH IZ, YOU DA BESS, YOUR MUSIC AND YOUR LOVE FOR MUSIC TOUCHED US ALL, HAWAIIANS AND HAWAIIANS @ HEART. WE ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR CD’S UP HEA IN WASHINGTON AND I MAID SURE I HAD UM ALL TOO. LOVE AND ALOHA TO YOU LOOKING DOWN ON US AND YOUR OHANA. YOU’LL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS. MAHALO
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Name: kimo
Email: evans@dvvs.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.182.30.27
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, June 03, 2004
Time: 06:41 AM
Comments
We’d been tripping to Hawaii for several years and fell passionately in love w/IZ on our first trip there. We arrived on June 26, 1997 early in the afternoon, picked up our car and drove to Kahala through Honolulu. The news was everywhere and the memorial services later on broke our hearts. We, too, have every recording available and turn as many people onto his music and his spirit as we can. When it comes to music today, there is no one to compare who can sing a note so perfectly, and not have to rely on background noise, extra riffing, etc. to sing a song. IZ’s voice is a gift that we must appreciate for how short a time we had it here with us, even though recordings make it live forever. Hawaii is Aloha, and Brother Iz is Hawaii. They will always serve to remind me to remain humble and appreciate our home. I love and miss you, IZ.

 

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Name: Wehi
Email: soccerplaygurl91@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.8.131.197
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Time: 09:55 PM
Comments
Just want to give a shout out to our big bradda up there, looking down on us, watching over us. his version of “Over the Rainbow” has never really touched me till one day my friend got into a big car accident and died…he was only 16, my age. They made him a memorial video of him and they put this song on it, I cried. Now im loving this song and relize there so much meaning to it…Big MaHaLoS…

video: http://www.kauai.k12.hi.us/marc.wmv
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Name: Carol Shields
Email: carol301@pacbell.net
URL: SBC Yahoo
Remote Name: 68.122.68.189
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; YPC 3.0.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2004
Time: 04:13 PM
Comments
Israel’s music has blessed my life. I am a singer, and I always cry when I hear “perfect pitch” – his voice is so simply perfect and his tones are pure Spirit. I am sad to know he is no longer with us, but singing wherever he is. I thank you deeply from my heart for keeping his memory alive, and the music speaks for itself. Blessings to you, Ed.
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Name: William Anthony
Email: ringadingdingw@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.16.190.51
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, May 28, 2004
Time: 07:41 PM
Comments
His voice still touches my soul. Without a doubt, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” from Finding Forester soundtrack, is the best recorded version of this song.

So many of us are forever saddened by his loss. But ever grateful for the music he left behind.

William Anthony
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Name: Toni Pineau
Email: tpineau@culligan.com
URL:
Remote Name: 12.101.211.154
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2004
Time: 08:51 AM
Comments
Just about 1 week ago I heard over the rainbow- what a beautiful voice and it brought tears to my eyes. I didnt get the person that sang the song untill today- but now I find that this man that I feel in love with (his voice) passed away before I ever had a chance to enjoy him. I purchased the C.D. in honor of this man and his family- because in just this one song filled my heart with thankful ness to my family and the love of IZ. Thank you Toni Pineau

 

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Name: Palekiouko Ikelaeli
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.19.52.201
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Time: 11:59 AM
Comments
Thank you for the gift of your voice, and the joy that you have spread all across the earth.

http://home.comcast.net/~three_rocks/IsraelKTribute.jpg
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Name: Ken Barrett
Email: kenofseattle@hotmail.com
URL: http://home.comcast.net/~three_rocks/IsraelKTribute.jpg
Remote Name: 24.19.52.201
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Time: 11:47 AM
Comments
Go in Peace Israel. All of our love to Marlene and the family.

Ken & Shellie Barrett, Seattle, WA
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Name: Lee Clarke
Email: lee_hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.153.248.217
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2004
Time: 12:14 AM
Comments
Words can not describe how I feel when this great artist opens his mouth. Unbelivable talent.
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Name: nunuha ohana
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 66.180.150.230
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2004
Time: 02:57 PM
Comments
..BRADDAH IZ you are the best one of kind.Your music,aloha and voice will not be forgotten.Braddah Iz always in our heart.We Love You………ALOHA.
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Name: nunuha ohana
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 66.180.150.230
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2004
Time: 02:54 PM
Comments
..BRADDAH IZ you are the best one of kind.Your music,aloha and voice will not be forgotten.Braddah Iz always in our heart.We Love You………ALOHA.
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Name: Mary
Email: maryemontoya@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.61.153.140
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Time: 03:55 PM
Comments
May 20, 2004 Isreal – Hauoli la hanau – Mahalo for all the peace, contentment and joy you bring to all with your wonderful voice and songs – Aloha and again, mahalo nui loa
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Name: me
Email: me
URL: me
Remote Name: 4.13.225.41
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Time: 05:34 PM
Comments
Braddah Iz is the most wonderful man I have ever known in my entire lifetime. He was the best singer of all times for Hawaiian music. He will always be remembered in all of our hearts. We will miss him teribbly. He will never be forgotten.

Mahalo nui loa
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Name: Meghan Cadaoas
Email: MYLILPRINCEZZ007@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.13.225.41
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Time: 05:31 PM
Comments
When I heard that he died, my heart just sank. I know for sure that Braddah Iz is watching over all of us right now. He is everybody’s rainbow and angel. We will always remember you. Aloha
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Name: Michael Bernstein
Email: michael@purplepony.com
URL: www.purplepony.com
Remote Name: 68.33.140.149
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/124 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.1
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Time: 03:38 PM
Comments
When I heard the Song “Somewhere over the Rainbow ” I was HOOKED forever IZ “NO KA OI”
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Name: John Hopkins
Email: outcard@cox.net
URL:
Remote Name: 156.29.15.176
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; MyIE2)
Date: Monday, May 17, 2004
Time: 09:52 AM
Comments
He was the rainbow.
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Name: Edward
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 81.191.0.199
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2004
Time: 01:11 PM
Comments
The first time I heard Iz was when he sang the closing song in the film “Meet Joe Black”. Iz’s song stuck and I could not get it out of my head. I went to several music stores in my hometown of Oslo, Norway before I found the right cd. After listning to Iz sing I wanted to know more about this man. Eventhough it is now many years since he passed away I still enjoy listning to his songs and voice.

Iz has passed away but his music still remains.

“Må hans minne og musikk fortsette å bringe glede til alle som trenger det”

Vith respect

Edward H. Valholm Oslo, Norway
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Name: Máquina Biagi
Email:
URL: www.biagi.blogger.com.br
Remote Name: 200.99.26.76
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, May 14, 2004
Time: 10:35 AM
Comments
It may sound late, but I wanna send all my love to IZ´s family. M.Biagi
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Name: John Callahan
Email: jcallahan@mbakercorp.com
URL:
Remote Name: 199.107.67.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Friday, May 14, 2004
Time: 10:31 AM
Comments
I heard Iz for the first time on “Alone in Iz World” about a week ago. I’m captivated by that marvelous voice and style. I also see that there is true affection among admirers for this performer taken too soon. I’m so happy to have made his aquaintance, even now his music lives on.
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Name: Dr. Andy
Email: SlyderDC@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 151.198.112.104
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MSN 9.0; MSNbVZ02; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH; MPLUS)
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2004
Time: 06:55 PM
Comments
I am so taken by Iz’s music and his love of the land, the history, and the people. He makes me love Hawaii even though I was born, raised, and live in New Jersey. He’s in a class with Elvis, The Beatles, and Bob Marley. I wish I could have seen him in person, but he lives in my heart. Thank you, Israel. Mahalo. Much love to your family for sharing you with us. Aloha, Andrew
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Name: Laurie Franti
Email: klfranti@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 216.241.47.250
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2004
Time: 08:42 AM
Comments
I first heard a song from IZ while out on Waikiki beach in 2002. I was instantly addicted and now 2+ years later I am still an avid fan with IZ blasting from my stereo at home, work, and in the car. IZ is my instant cure all for everything.
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Name: Frank Candalisa
Email: fcandalisa@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.208
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2004
Time: 05:35 AM
Comments
Although I now live in New Orleans, when I’m homesick listening to IZ brings me back home to the people I love. Bruddah IZ, I know you are watching over us. Mahalo.
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Name: Colleen
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 214.1.38.249
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Time: 04:16 PM
Comments
Miss you……..but your music and spirit lives on…..
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Name: Asaba Owerri
Email: homeboy_owerri_asaba@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 62.56.189.113
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Time: 09:12 AM
Comments
I love this page. It looks really nice. Keep it up.
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Name: Rachelle
Email: rcehanovich@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.72.244.182
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (ax)
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Time: 11:06 AM
Comments
I just want to say that I really enjoy listen to your music.
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Name: Matthew Gaffney
Email: Gaffers1982@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 144.139.99.97
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, May 10, 2004
Time: 02:20 AM
Comments
Hello, i am from Melbourne Australia and i have come here to this website because i feel that i need to leave my special thoughts for the friends and family of this truly blessed man. I first heard Israel’s song Somewhere over the rainbow only a few months ago when i saw the Movie 50 First Dates this was also the first time i had heard of Israel himself and i was so touch by he’s interpretation of that song i cried and i cried again to learn that he passed on 8 years ago. I would just like to say that i am truly sorry for your loss and he will be singing where he’s waiting for you when you meet again. Thankyou Matthew Gaffney Reservoir,Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
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Name: Paul Jampolsky
Email: paul.jampolsky@networld.at
URL:
Remote Name: 80.108.169.26
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, May 10, 2004
Time: 12:22 AM
Comments
in memorian : thank you vor the best beautyful song of this world! from Vienna – AUSTRIA – Europe
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Name: Andra from Brazil
Email: andrekimura@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 200.148.42.39
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Saturday, May 08, 2004
Time: 05:46 AM
Comments
Congratulations to Mr. IZ. He will be on our memories forever. We were proud of you. You certainly seeing this from there over the sky. Your music “Somewhere over the rainbow” makes me dream with a better world where everyone will love each other and how you said: ” The dreams that you dreamed of dreams really DO come true ”

Mahalo IZ and family
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Name: me
Email: me@home.net
URL:
Remote Name: 148.244.150.52
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Friday, May 07, 2004
Time: 06:59 AM
Comments
a beautiful amazing man. i’m sorry to hear he’s gone [long time now but i only just discovered his music]As they say, the good die young and I can tell by his voice the Bruddah IZ was already with the spirits while he was alive and I have no doubts that he lives now stronger and more beautiful than when he in this world.
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Name: Liana Malia Cortez-Kekawa
Email: lkekawa@hawaii.edu
URL:
Remote Name: 166.122.80.37
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Time: 03:20 PM
Comments
I enjoy your music and I will always listen to it. My children will help me to carry on your memory–forever!
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Name: Claudia.K Parish
Email: huladulce@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.108.246.104
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Time: 12:30 PM
Comments
Out here on Vancouver Island in Canada, I belong to a Hula dance group called THE PACIFIC POLYNESIAN DANCERS.Although I am fairly new to the group, I have become addicted to the music, the Hawaiian language and of course, the dance. The very first dance I learned was Bruddah Iz’ YELLOW GINGER LEI. Now I have almost all his CDs, and I hope that when I attempt to dance the Hula, that Bruddah Iz looks down favourably on me and guides me with the grace that I so badly need. I am so sorry that I didn’t meet this gentle giant of a man before he passed over…but his music has left a lasting impression on me, and I will dance to it as long as I have the strenght. God Bless his family. Aloha,nui loa…beautiful language, but I would love to learn it, and I look up almost every word in every song until I understand it all. Mahalo nui loa from dis Canuck Claudia.
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Name: rebecca
Email: rebecca_noel@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 207.10.54.33
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.22; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Sunday, May 02, 2004
Time: 03:57 PM
Comments
IZ is one of the most talented musicians I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. My life was touched by his music after falling in love with “Over the Rainbow” when I heard it in a commercial (although I did not know it at the time, for it was only the first fes seconds of the song) and then the entire piece finally in the movie Finding Forrester. I am so glad to have stumbled upon this wonderful musician and am only sorry to hear of his death so short after I heard that song.
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Name: Matt Shick
Email: jms26@georgetown.edu
URL:
Remote Name: 68.48.193.156
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Saturday, May 01, 2004
Time: 10:16 PM
Comments
IZ’s music is beautiful as was he… I hope he is eventually acknowledged as the artist he was and always will be. I can’t think of a better way for him to be remembered then by listening to the everlasting messege in his music. Thank you and him for inspiring me.
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Name: JH_PARK
Email: jhpark02002@hanmail.net
URL:
Remote Name: 218.145.25.19
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 01, 2004
Time: 09:44 PM
Comments
hi i”m korean. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s song very very good.
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Name: Joel Reeves
Email: roadwarrior@starstream.net
URL:
Remote Name: 66.237.94.115
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 01, 2004
Time: 03:50 PM
Comments
I found Iz’z music on a recent trip to Maui, now it is part of me…peace bruddah Iz. This world is not the place for a voice like yours, see you in the next.
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Name: TeN
Email: nojunkfunk@hotmail.com
URL: http://www.quadmag.com
Remote Name: 69.105.78.162
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/124 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125
Date: Saturday, May 01, 2004
Time: 02:20 PM
Comments
IZ stay on MSN.com / msnnbc.com America 24/7 slide show music by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, “Over the Rainbow.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3729734/
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Name: darlene
Email: gdarlenedeyo@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.252.161
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Hotbar 4.4.2.0; (R1 1.3); .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 01, 2004
Time: 06:45 AM
Comments
i just bought my first IZ cd after unknowingly having been his fan for many years (the etoys commercial) and i was enthralled hearing the cd and then horrified to hear of his death when i read the cd cover…there is surely a welcome addition to the heavenly choir that has him now-what a national treasure-i hope to acquire more of his music in the very near future…mahalo IZ.
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Name: Carol Gee
Email: Schipperdog@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.208
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2004
Time: 09:50 AM
Comments
Have just returned from Hawaii last night bringing home 5 IZ CD’s. He will live forever in our hearts through his music.
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Name: Kel
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 4.21.166.3
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2004
Time: 09:34 AM
Comments
His rendition of “Rainbow” is one of the most touching songs I’ve ever heard.
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Name: Marcos Matinez
Email: drummarcos@hotmai.com
URL:
Remote Name: 167.142.252.110
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2004
Time: 05:19 AM
Comments
Love the music
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Name: paul green
Email: paul.green13@btinternet.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.152.87.13
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; BTinternet CD v7.0)
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2004
Time: 04:38 AM
Comments
Like some others I first heard “Somewhere over the rainbow/What a wonderful world” during the end credits of Meet Joe Black. I was moved to tears. After searching on the net to find out who sang it I fould that it was Isreal..and just now I’ve found out that he died makes me so very sad. He haD a truly wonderful voice and my next cd purchase will be “facing future” after reading many of the comments posted. He has touched a part of Ireland too..xx
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Name: Brandy Gustavus
Email: bbaker7833@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.37.79.14
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Friday, April 23, 2004
Time: 07:05 AM
Comments
A great friend of mine passed away on March 27. This was one of his favorite songs and was the last song played at his funeral. I love the song also. I never knew who sang it until now. It is a beautiful song!!!!!!
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Name: max king
Email: mwk007@optusnet.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 211.29.136.13
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; OptusIE55-31; Hotbar 4.3.5.0)
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004
Time: 07:09 PM
Comments
I HAVE ONLY DISCOVERED ISRAELS MUSIC AND NOW WHEN I FEEL DOWN I LISTEN AND HE CLEARS MY MIND.2004 australia
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Name: max king
Email: mwk007@optusnet.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 211.29.136.13
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; OptusIE55-31; Hotbar 4.3.5.0)
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004
Time: 07:08 PM
Comments
I HAVE ONLY DICOVERED ISRAELS MUSIC AND NOW WHEN I FEEL DOWN I LISTEN AND HE CLEARS MY MIND.2004
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Name: Douglas Walker
Email: doug137au@optusnet.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 211.28.147.209
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004
Time: 01:10 PM
Comments
at this time, having heard IZ for the first time,i am so sad knowing that i have missed out for so long,hearing the greatest voice i have heard
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Name: Stephanie (George) Scace
Email: sbscace@wiu.edu
URL:
Remote Name: 208.5.60.202
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Time: 04:43 PM
Comments
I remember when Israel was in Makaha Sons of Niihau when I lived in Ewa Beach. So much love in his voice it would cut into my heart. I would like to thank his family, and especially his wife and daughter for sharing Iz with us. I have been living on the Mainland since 90 and never knew he passed away. I am very sorry for your loss. I know he’s still singing in Heaven..somewhere over the rainbow. much Aloha, Stephanie
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Name: Uluwehi
Email: uluwehi16@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 206.169.90.103
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 95)
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Time: 10:52 AM
Comments
I dance hula in Tucson, Arizona. And On April 17,2004 the halau i dance with danced the song Hawai’i ’78 at the Makaha Sons concert. It was beautiful and i know that IZ was watching.
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Name: Angie
Email: belle_lanai@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.106.14.163
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Time: 03:01 AM
Comments
I am not “local” by blood but I consider myself “local” in heart. I lived in Volcano for 5 years and I can still recall the day Bruddah Iz passed. The skies were dark, and the heavens cried. Iz, although I was not fortunate to grace your beauty personally, please know as you look down with your wonderful smile that I try and practice the Aloha way each day with others here in the mainland. I have all of your cd’s and your warmth stirs my soul. May the angels sing with you IZ, you are Hawaii.

Malama Pono to all.

Sincerely Angie in atlanta,georgia
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Name: Yesi
Email: castlegirl01@yahoo.com
URL: www.xanga.com/castlegirl
Remote Name: 205.188.116.132
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; ESB{04CADFF2-1A75-455A-9159-C930215AB6C8}; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2004
Time: 01:02 PM
Comments
After hearing Iz’ “Somewhere over the rainbow/wonderful world” in a movie, I realized that I had heard it before, and it almost brought tears to my eyes. I am sorry to hear that this wonderful talent is no longer with us. The peace that I hear in his voice is so rare in most of the music that we hear on te radio or on television. His voice is so real and honest that I almost feel as if I am seeing him perform in Hawaii. I hope that others will also learn of Bruddah Iz’ music and be as touched and inspired as I have been.
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Name: Wayne Rivera
Email: jok3r314@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.32.211.7
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2004
Time: 07:49 AM
Comments
My mom used to live in hawaii and when she heard his music on our Comtempory radio music station she began to cry of a home she used to live in…. She said IZ’s music brought back great memories of her past.

Thanks, Wayne
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Name: Chris M.
Email: tequillaworm@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.160.197.232
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2004
Time: 08:28 PM
Comments
When i hear him sing, it seems as though nothing else matters, because for those few moments, i am free. His music makes life sound worthwhile…
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Name: just me
Email: justme@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.160.94.136
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2004
Time: 09:02 AM
Comments
I wish I could tell you how this man’s music just makes me smile! It can turn an ugly rainy day sunny.
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Name: helen ayala
Email: aelaine@hawaii.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.182.15.10
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; MSN 9.0; MSNbMSNI; MSNmen-us; MSNcIA; MPLUS)
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2004
Time: 07:41 PM
Comments
aloha bruddah iz, you are greatly missed you are the man. and the ohana hawaiian at heart.you had the most beautiful funeral.I had ever been too. and the first hawaiian one. and at the state captital and the trucks that were driving going on the freeway all the way to makua where you use to love it.and the beach at makaha your spirit lives on in all of us. may you rest in peace till we me again in the golden gates of glory singing songs of joy, love,faith and hope.aloha elaine
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Name: Jon R
Email: jon646464@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.40.198.122
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2004
Time: 11:11 AM
Comments
I have discovered Bruddah Iz during the summer of 2003 when i went to hawaii, His music has helped me through many thinks such as the death of my grandma, I wish he was still with us today but he isn’t, but if we still listen to his great hawaiian music we will make Bruddah Iz live forever,

Peace, Love, and happiness

-Jon R
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Name: santo galatioto
Email: santo.galatioto@yale.edu
URL:
Remote Name: 130.132.39.138
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (ax)
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Time: 10:07 AM
Comments
I have loved his music for years and will for many years to come. Some people come and others go, many of whom leave not a mark. He has left an indelible mark that will live on forever. We can all be joyful in having him for the time that we have from May 20, 1959 until eternity!
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Name: Shane McCarthy
Email: smccarth@tablimited.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 203.221.88.87
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Time: 03:17 AM
Comments
I have never heard music so beautiful. I am so sad to hear he is no longer down here with us, but a voice like that never goes away.
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Name: Anthony Yang
Email: antyang@mailpuppy.com
URL:
Remote Name: 203.134.81.93
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Time: 07:33 PM
Comments
After watching 50 first dates the first thing I did was wait for the credits to find the person who sang “over the rainbow”. It is just such a beautiful song, now i just have to find the cd. Thanks for your beautiful voice your aussie and taiwanese fan.
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Name: Chris
Email: christh23@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.41.66.209
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2004
Time: 11:11 PM
Comments
Jsut heard the song ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and decided to find out who had sung it. Sad to see that Israel is dead, although his music will go on for generations.
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Name: Spurgin Family
Email: spurgin@frontiernet.net
URL: Frontiernet.net
Remote Name: 67.51.146.102
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2004
Time: 06:15 AM
Comments
IZ’s music has been a big part of our Ohana for many years . I had not been able to meet him but his life and love of the Islands lives through his music. It is with respect that my family listen to the words and the voice of the GREAT AND POWERFUL IZ. Mahalo
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Name: Valerie Wolanski
Email: vwolanski@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.82.160.23
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; {343C2691-4614-46A6-AEAF-0BD8034DE568})
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2004
Time: 12:03 AM
Comments
I just recently discovered IZ and his great music on a talk radio program, “Coast to Coast AM” as part of their bumper music. I was saddened to learn that he has passed away but his music will live on for all of us to enjoy, and he is still making new fans.
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Name: Gary Birkman
Email: billyboburt@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.35.159.156
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Date: Friday, April 09, 2004
Time: 01:17 PM
Comments
IZ, though your body has left us, your music and your soul lives and will live for eternity…

THANK YOU! Gary
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Name: Alex F.
Email: alexf65@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 209.214.221.35
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, April 09, 2004
Time: 04:55 AM
Comments
I had heard the song Over the Rainbow sung by him before and was moved by the simplicity yet profound color of his interpretation. I must say I had no idea of his passing which only now after looking to find the man bihind the voice I noticed the memorial on this web page and I had just finished hearing the song. I must say my heart stopped and it sadden me. Now this song , his voice, his image, wont be forgotten. -AlexF
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Name: Rhonda
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 68.51.41.120
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, April 08, 2004
Time: 08:56 PM
Comments
I discovered Brother Iz’s incredible music in 1999 in Honolulu on my honeymoon. I brought some back with me and I cherish those CDs. The world lost a wonderful person when this brother passed on. I live in Arkansas and I have shared his music with my loved ones. Iz’s love just shines through his music and I know I will see him in Heaven.
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Name: Shehla Korff
Email: djsshally@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.75.16.215
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Time: 10:23 AM
Comments
I was saddened when Bruddah IZ passed away, but at the time, I didn’t understand how sad his death really was. I grew up in a multi-ethnic family in a place that was full of prejudice and hate, so when I came to Hawai’i in ’96, I felt like I had come home. Hawai’i is not my native homeland, but if home is where your heart is, then I fell in love – with the land, the culture, the people, the music. This is the only place in the world where EVERYONE is family, regardless of race, regardless of who you are and regardless of what you do. Everyone knows someone in everyplace in Hawai’i. This will always be my home, and now I have to go away for a while. Listening to IZ will ease my feelings of being homesick. Hawai’i ’78 and White Sandy Beach will always remind me and one day, I will come back for good. Mau ke aloha no Hawai`i. Thank you IZ for sharing your voice, your love, and your pain.
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Name: kauanu tagara
Email: kauanumusic@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.121.97.50
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; sbcydsl 3.12; YComp 5.0.0.0; FunWebProducts)
Date: Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Time: 07:55 AM
Comments
great soul music braddah
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Name: aurelian
Email: only04u10@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: Friday, April 02, 2004
Time: 07:27 PM
Comments
hi bruddah i m crying right now and that is because of the purity and kindness of your voice.i`m a 22 years old man and i am going through a very difficult period right now.i heard your song in the famous er episode.i will find all your music.you are helping me.thank you so much. god bless you. aurelian
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Name: Melissa Swatek
Email: sweet_tart_508@hotmail.com
URL: Yahoo
Date: Friday, April 02, 2004
Time: 08:05 AM
Comments
Hello, My name is Melissa Swatek and Bruddah has changed my life. Ever since my uncle died I have loved his Music. We played his beautiful music when we were dumping his ashes into LakeGeneava and I cryed then and I will always cry when I hear that song “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a beautiful world. I went to the movies with my family over spring break and we went to see 50 first dates and at the end they played the exact same song that we played when we were dumping his ashes into the lake.:( I have never cried so hard in my life except for when we poured his ashes.

Sicerely, Melissa Swatek

 

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Name: Enrique del Rio Gundin
Email: aquinoteneiscojonesajoderme@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Friday, April 02, 2004
Time: 01:19 AM
Comments
thanks for your song´s . Enrique from spain.
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Name: Mary Waahila
Email: MaWaahila1@apl.com
URL:
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Time: 04:16 PM
Comments
if there is anyone who lives in San Diego CA here is a storewhere you can get some of his things or they can tell you where you can fine it is called Motu in mission beach hope this helps out we loved him too.

Mary Waahila
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Name: Nadine Makuakane
Email: nadinema@hawaii.rr,com
URL:
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Time: 01:21 PM
Comments
I would like to give my deepest sympathy and blessing to the family of IZ. I just wanted to let his family and his spirit know that my boyfriend and I listen to Israel’s CD almost everyday after work. The sound of his voice and music gives me a peace of mind and helps my boyfriend to relieve all of his stress. my boyfriend is currently in the military and will be leaving to Iraq soon and I would like to do something special for him. I would like to find out how I can buy an Israel t-shirt or memorable item other than his CD’s or videos because we currently own all of them. It would be really make me happy if I could do something special and help to keep his name alive. mahalo and god bless, Nadine Makuakane
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Name: Sherry Boeckelmann
Email: boeckelmann@nsurg.wustl.edu
URL:
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Time: 11:04 AM
Comments
Aloha, and God bless you Iz. I was fortunate enough to live in Hawaii in Waianae from 1969 to 1972, and remember the beauty of that place. Your voice was so beautiful and your music lives on, as you do in our hearts.

Mahalo
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Name: Tiffie
Email: Hapagoose@aol.com
URL: www.xanga.com/hapagoose
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Time: 11:04 PM
Comments
He has a nice relaxing voice. Otherwise real nice voice to lisetn to especially his, song over the rainbow.. His songs were heard many times in alot of Hollywood movies. Real cute! I miss him..!! alohas
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Name: Jacek Kolacz
Email: jacekkolacz@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Time: 03:39 PM
Comments
Your music is great. New fan. Wish there was more of it.
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Name: murat g.
Email: murtinova@hotmail.com
URL: 212.58.4.43
Date: Monday, March 29, 2004
Time: 07:58 AM
Comments
i just heard his music, maybe a few minutes before. only one song that i have listened touched me so much that i wanted to search his name on google. when i learned that he died so long ago, i felt very sorry. His music is great, now i will go out and buy all the albums that i can find and enjoy the music. i am really really sorry to hear that he died. see you israel
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Name: Bill Tracy
Email: bill@btstudios.com
URL: http://www.btstudios.com
Date: Monday, March 29, 2004
Time: 07:53 AM
Comments
I recently discovered the great music of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, just to discover that he is no longer with us! I was so saddened, but I felt is was so nice that in a way he will live forever through his amazing music. Just look at my case. He is making fans even after he is gone. I sure am one of them.

Bill Tracy
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Name: Mary
Email: maryemontoya@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2004
Time: 11:22 AM
Comments
I unfortunately discovered “IZ” after his passing but cannot remember when any music has touched my soul as his has (and I come from a generation that had Elvis, the Beatles and many other great performers) but not one of them compared to IZ – not just that angelic voice but his “mana” What a loss but luckily we have his CD and DVD ( I think I own all of his and those with the Makaha sons) Mahalo and a hui hau brother IZ
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Name: Alex
Email: info@aaadiving.com
URL: http://www.aaadiving.com/
Date: Friday, March 26, 2004
Time: 09:51 PM
Comments
I love listening to this CD when I am on the crapper. Speaking of crapper could this guy use a normal crapper ?
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Name: Da Boys 4 Tha North SHore
Email: surfinghard@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Friday, March 26, 2004
Time: 09:48 PM
Comments
This fat boy could sing ! Its a dam shame no one in Hawaii can sing better than this fattie.

 

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Name: Karen Marie Holliday-Jaramillo
Email: holliday10@charter.net
URL:
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2004
Time: 10:02 PM
Comments
You know when you find something so cool ,you share it with everybody in your circle . This man’s music is “one of those things ” . I was so sad to find that he had already passed . I’m am very glad he left is spirit of his music with us ,for us to find . Thank you so much for the love you left with us .Mahalo . Karen Marie Holliday-Jaramillo mother of 8
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Name: lawrence Molina
Email: ljm19@pitt.edu
URL:
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2004
Time: 02:25 PM
Comments
Bruddah Iz is alive and well in all of us. Bruddah Iz, You have been keeping me going all the way out here in PA while in school. The winters here are harsh bruddah. My girlfriend and I can’t wait to come back home. “may the road rise to meet you, the wind be always at your back, and until we finally meet may our Lord always keep you in the palm of his hand.” MALAMA i KE OLA!
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Name: José Luis Álvarez Fernández
Email: joseaf@confluencia.net
URL: www.alvarez.cjb.net
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2004
Time: 01:59 PM
Comments
You’ll like to know that Iz’s “over the rainbow” is being prominently featured in the self spots of the spanish national TV channel “Antena 3”.
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Name: mary waahila
Email: MaWaahila1@aol.com
URL:
Date: Monday, March 22, 2004
Time: 04:18 PM
Comments
thank you so much i will miss you i just found out we had lost you you are miss by all with love mary waahila san diego CA
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Name: Wanda Certo
Email: Wcerto@cs.com
URL:
Date: Monday, March 22, 2004
Time: 09:43 AM
Comments
I am from Cleveland, Ohio. I heard Iz’s music on amazon.com and fell in love with his beautiful voice and the songs he sings. I have never felt so touched by any music ever. Because of his music, my husband and I saved our hard earned dollars to visit Hawai’i this past February. I was so please to see Iz’s music for sale everywhere we went. I am sorry I never got to meet him, but be certain that his music has brought aloha to my husband my hearts. Thank you Bruddah Iz. God keep you happy.
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Name: Jose Maria Tome
Email: sedadi@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: Monday, March 22, 2004
Time: 08:56 AM
Comments
Few days ago I was watching TV and just by chance I heard your Somewher Over the Rainbow on a TV announce. Inmediatly I began to search on the net whom that wonderful version belonged. Quickly I discovered you and began to learn about you and your music. It´s a pity you aren’t among us anymore but your voice and your song will live in our hearts forever. Thanks IZ wherever you’ll be now. GRACIAS AMIGO.(You’ll understand).
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Name: Daniel Cochin
Email: daniel.cochin@noos.fr
URL:
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2004
Time: 05:42 PM
Comments
(Daniel again, my message was too long. I’ll put another email adress while I’m there)

Jonathan Swift once wrote “whe have just enough religion to hate one another, and not enough to ove one another”.

John Steinbeck wrote “singing and praying, well, it’s one same thing” in the Grapes of Wrath.

just like Tom Joad, Iz will be there always.

in the way we look at birds playing over the ocean, in the way we hear a baby laughing, in the way we say “I love you” without saying.
I am grateful.
,o)
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Name: Daniel Cochin
Email:
URL:
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2004
Time: 05:40 PM
Comments
(Daniel again, my message was too long. I’ll put another email adress while I’m there)

Jonathan Swift once wrote “whe have just enough religion to hate one another, and not enough to ove one another”.

John Steinbeck wrote “singing and praying, well, it’s one same thing” in the Grapes of Wrath.

just like Tom Joad, Iz will be there always. In the way we look at birds playing over the ocean, in the way we hear a baby laughing, in the way we say “I love you” without saying.
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Name: Daniel Cochin
Email: danieldeparis@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2004
Time: 05:39 PM
Comments
Well…

I see hearts blossoming here under the touch of one angel… pure light…

humans turned into angels by one of us.

ears turned into tears…

Izzy vs hard heavy vs light darkness vs Light

I too have ended up here through an already intense creation, Finding Forrester.

at the other end of this road is Facing Future.

and grief. I shed tears of grief before a sorry surprise…

but also, tears of Hope, tears of love. tears of Life.

Our ears will forever feel a soul made sound – the sheer, gentle wail of a human heart reconciled with God’s Creation, beyond words, beyond frontiers. No need fo words.

this is pure human feeling. this is sacred stuff.

There is a singer that my heart and soul follow.

In a song he asks “and if God will send his angels… where do we go?”
Let us ask our ears.

 

~~~~~~

from Paris, France,

thank you.
be blessed, you all.
,o)
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Name: Brandi
Email: bnstutsy@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2004
Time: 11:02 AM
Comments
As day light falls on a new mornings day. And all the angels in heaven above are singing softly in the bitter sweetness of a new begining. The sound of the angels heard far and wide do not compare to Bruddah IZ, For God gave him a voice with more beauty then any angel could contain in thier soft angelic voices.
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Name: Garry Lehmann
Email: gklehmann2004@yahoo.ca
URL:
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2004
Time: 01:35 AM
Comments
My partner and I of 6 years are currently contemplating a seperation. It is a very painful time for me and the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” has come my way during our troubles and hit me in a very emotional way, since it encapsulates our whole relationship. I am thankful for it though, forever it will hold a special place in my heart and no other version can do the same – It’s Beautiful.
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Name: Garry Lehmann
Email: gklehmann2004@yahoo.ca
URL:
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2004
Time: 01:31 AM
Comments
My partner and I of 6 years are currently contemplating a seperation. It is a very painful time for me and the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” has come my way during our troubles and hit me in a very emotional way, since encapsulates our whole relationship. I am thankful for it though, forever it will hold a special place in my heart and no other version can do the same – It’s Beautiful.
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Name: Ben & Val ( skippy)
Email: b-vgillick@ukonline.co.uk
URL:
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2004
Time: 11:44 AM
Comments
It’s such a relief to hear such a calming voice.
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Name: kaitlin
Email: hawaiansrfr@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Date: Friday, March 19, 2004
Time: 07:58 PM
Comments
I really love all the songs from IZ. right now I noly have two cd’s, but im hoping to get more!! It’s cool, because i have family in hawaii. So, i go there every summer vacation. IZ is one of my favorite singers, and i’m so sorry to hear that he died. If he were to still live today, i’m sure he would have made alot more great hawaiian hits. I’m sure he still lives in all our hearts, and will forever. Aloha, Kaitlin
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Name: Alex Hayes
Email: scartissue41@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Time: 07:29 PM
Comments
I grew up in Hawaii. Me and my family listened to him all the time. I heard his song and I learned to play Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Its a great song and IZ has touched everyone who has listened to his songs.
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Name: Matt Parrish
Email: MattParrish@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Time: 07:09 PM
Comments
Somewhere over the rainbow …. I first heard it on E.R. and was touched by it. Then, i heard it again in a film (i guess it was Finding Forrester) but wasn’t able to catch who performed it. I just saw 50 First Dates, heard it again, and sat thru the credits with my mother just to find the artist. I can honestly say this is the single most moving song i have ever heard. Thank you for sharing your gift with us Iz. I hope wherever you are you know how much you have touched us.

Matt
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Name: Jon Upham
Email: joncupham@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2004
Time: 05:52 PM
Comments
Hi my name is Jon and I am very pleased to send you a letter saying that Mr. Kamakawiwo’ole has touched my heart with his songs and that I just wanted to say he had a voice of an angel and I hope that i will meet him some day in heaven May God Bless Sincerely Jon C Upham Jr…
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Name: MZ. shannon
Email: shaze2boys@aol.com
URL:
Date: Monday, March 08, 2004
Time: 04:13 PM
Comments
I would just like to say i cried when i heard, and it was just this weekend. I put my boys to sleep as a lullaby to iz, it was the most peaceful and calming sound that we heard in this life to listen to brother iz. My son is 12 years old now doin a report on louis armstrong…and I told him that brother iz(as known in our household) has passed away…i hope it is no offense that in 2004 we have just found out that someone that we listen to has passed. i want to say thank you…
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Name: Mike Manieri Jr.
Email: mmanieri@hq.dir.ca.gov
URL: MSN
Date: Monday, March 08, 2004
Time: 01:35 PM
Comments
I miss IZ alot. His wonderfully sweet and relaxing voice and the way he playfully interpreted his music from the sublime to the moving and passionate will never be forgotten. Although I am not Hawaiian (Italian-American) I appreciated his charming way of making me, a mainlander feel as though the islands are my home too!

IZ..wherever you are…..keep those heavenly melodies coming. Maybe we’ll meet again in the hereafter.

mm
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Name: Denny Dillon
Email: jazysaurus@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Monday, March 08, 2004
Time: 08:01 AM
Comments
My heart resonates deeply with your su’ pa man song Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

Peace to you and your beloved.

Most Respectfully
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Name: Wajdi A
Email:
URL: www.tresw.net
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004
Time: 10:29 AM
Comments
+ Somewhere over the rainbow there’s a star calle IZ +
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Name: Diane Strange
Email: sdstrange0722@aol.com
URL:
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004
Time: 09:18 AM
Comments
I have just discovered the incredible voice of IZ. I Feel so at peace when I listen to his music. I just have to get all his CD’s now. Thank you God for giving us IZ, if only for 38 short years.
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Name: thomas hargus
Email: THARGUS@COX.NET
URL:
Date: Thursday, March 04, 2004
Time: 05:39 AM
Comments
great joy and thanks to izzy for “Over the Rainbow” my kids listen to it every day at school. it is played every time it is time to change classes they love it.

the world has lost another great one my regards to you may he live forever in the hearts of the young and old alike.
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Name: Po’okela Kei Olsen
Email: anglebosh@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: Monday, March 01, 2004
Time: 04:42 PM
Comments
Hey uso, we all gonna miss your music cuz, you da greatest and one of da best da islands have to offer. i know when we get up to heaven you gonna be singin with da angels teaching dem da true spirit of da islands. god bless.
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Name: Kimberly
Email: Dolphin_power_17@hotmail.com
URL: N-A
Date: Monday, March 01, 2004
Time: 02:30 PM
Comments
Bro Iz was a big inspiration when I moved to the Hawaiin islands in 1995! I was only like7 but I remember his big heart and loving aloha spirit! He was a big influence on me and dancing hula and learning how to chant and sing in Hawaiian! Even thoug I was always the odd one out in Hula class because I was a white keiki I always felt the aloha when I danced and chanted! Even now 10 years later I am 17 and I love his Cd’s and I love to dance to his music! My kumu in Washington said I have the Aloha and to never loose it no matter were I go and I have Bro. Iz to thank for that. My you alwayz be remembered and your music live on. I love you Iz. may everyone experience you like i did…….
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Name: Daniel (Kaniela)
Email: pearlfeathers@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Monday, March 01, 2004
Time: 07:03 AM
Comments
Although I may have heard “Rainbow” when I saw Meet Joe Black, it affected the most when I heard it on a Washington D.C. Jazz station on Feb. 13th, 2003, four days after returning from a stay in Sea View/Kahena near Pahoa on Hilo side. I just saw 50 First Dates last night, and there he was again, and again Aloha flows from my tear ducts. I’m sorry to hear Iz died so young (my current age), and one year to the day before my son was born… I’ll play “Facing Future” for him and see how he likes it… maybe he’s got a new nickname coming. Mahalo nui loa, Iz, for da connection to Aloha. – Daniel
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Name: Ralf
Email: Kohana@t-online.de
URL: www.Binford-Racing.de
Date: Sunday, February 29, 2004
Time: 11:40 AM
Comments
Im so homesick, to the most beautiful place in the world. Ralf from Germany
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Name: chris kuhre
Email: xsAaM0anx@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Sunday, February 29, 2004
Time: 10:20 AM
Comments
just hearing your song ova da rainbow on 50 first dates just brought me to tears just da memory of u. u is part of hawaii braddah we is ne neva goin forget u
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Name: chris hekili kuhre
Email: xsAaM0anx@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Sunday, February 29, 2004
Time: 10:15 AM
Comments
hearing dat passed really hurt me felt like a peice of hawaii went wit u but im still hea holdin u down just want to say god bless u 4 yo music and have fun soarin ova da rainbow
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Name: Valerie
Email:
URL:
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2004
Time: 02:33 AM
Comments
Hearing a portion of “over the rainbow’ on a paint commercial here in Australia I was brought to tears. After months and months a friend from Canada was last week able to tell me who this magnificent artist is. Tonight I finally have a chance to hear every word and I still cry as I just keep replaying this angels voice. To beautiful. Peace be with you. Fly Isreal. Valerie
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Name: Dan Taylor
Email: immadan@NETZERO.COM
URL:
Date: Friday, February 27, 2004
Time: 01:53 PM
Comments
I just saw the movie 50 1st dates in which the song SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW was playing…I was immediately captivated by the way it was sung..such a beautiful version ..when I listen to it I am moved to tears…its just so touching…..
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Name: Dan Taylor
Email: immadan@NETZERO.COM
URL:
Date: Friday, February 27, 2004
Time: 01:51 PM
Comments
I just saw the movie 50 1st dates in which the song SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW was playing…I was immediately captivated by the way it was sung..such a beautiful version ..when I listen to it
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Name: Christine Tong
Email: Christinemtong@Yahoo.co.uk
URL:
Date: Friday, February 27, 2004
Time: 09:14 AM
Comments
I have just “discovered” Iz and listen to his music constantly. He has an amazing voice which can be soothing and uplifting and I am saddened to read that he is no longer with us. His music, though, will live on, of that there is no doubt.
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Name: ka’eo
Email: speed racer.com@hotmail
URL:
Date: Friday, February 27, 2004
Time: 07:43 AM
Comments
we love you and miss you cuz
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Name: C. Monroy
Email:
URL:
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Time: 11:13 AM
Comments
I just listened to “Over the Rainbow.” Unparalled.
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Name: Nelly T
Email: nellylea@aol.com
URL:
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Time: 03:33 AM
Comments
I just discovered this magnificent voice! …. what a tragedy to lose him ! …. I am sure he is singing with the angels! – and his voice will definitely stand out!
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Name: david
Email: davidlangdon@mindspring.com
URL:
Date: Monday, February 23, 2004
Time: 01:25 PM
Comments
There is Only one. Only ever was. And Only ever will be. Thank the heavens and whoever or whatever else may have sent you. I get chills and my body swells and feels parts not usually touched. Thank you …IZ
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Name: Thomas Welch
Email: shanly@storm.ca
URL:
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2004
Time: 10:16 AM
Comments
Your messages influence my life. Thank you. I know I will meet you at a later date
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Name: Jackie
Email:
URL:
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2004
Time: 09:00 PM
Comments
Went to see “50 First Dates” today. Was waiting to hear one of IZ’s songs. Finally, at the end with the credits, just a small snippet of “Over the Rainbow”. Should have played the whole thing. Love ya, Brudda.
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Name: Jared Pierson
Email: jpierson@generac.com
URL:
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2004
Time: 03:30 PM
Comments
His music moves me.
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Name: Thomas Hansen
Email: thomjhans@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2004
Time: 05:03 AM
Comments
I grew up in Oahu, I left in the early seventies for the mainland, I never knew how much I missed be home till I listened to Iz’s music. Lover of mine, remided me of my love for Hawaii.
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Name: Sharryn
Email: sharryn777@aol.com
URL:
Date: Friday, February 20, 2004
Time: 03:05 PM
Comments
Everyone speaks of “Over the Rainbow” and its beauty, which is real, but has anyone closely listened to “Twinkle, twinkle little star?” It brings tears to my eyes it is so lovely, and it is the only song where Iz is harmonizing with himself…bless you, Iz…
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Name: Philip Cook
Email: phil.cook@shaw.ca
URL:
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Time: 09:13 PM
Comments
Until I had seen the movie 50 first dates I had never heard of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole but as I sat there at the end of the movie listening to ” Somewhere over the Rainbow” I was blown away by his angelic voice. Of course I had to research him on the net and sadly found out that he had passed away in 1997. My very belated condolences go out to his family and friends. And all I can say is that the world lost a tremendous talent that day and a voice that is sweeter than any songbird now sings in heaven. Rest in peace Israel knowing that your music will live on forever.
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Name: mike s
Email: markzeeshark@aol.com
URL:
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Time: 12:08 PM
Comments
what a voice what a spirit you cannot avoid being lifted by the big broda
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Name: carole
Email: dumandmad@supanet.com
URL:
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Time: 11:51 AM
Comments
found this wonderful music which will always keep this great soul alive in the hearts and minds of those lucky enough to hear him
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Name: Alan C.
Email:
URL:
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Time: 10:44 AM
Comments
I first heard Iz’s “Over the Rainbow” a couple of years back. It’s one of those songs that sends chills up the spine.

Imagine my surprise to find the song in the new movie “50 first dates”. I got that same chill all over again. Iz had such a talent. It’s glad to know that he lives on through his music.
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Name: Angelique Hubbard
Email: AL_hubbard@xtra.co.nz
URL:
Date: Sunday, February 15, 2004
Time: 12:58 AM
Comments
ONLY ONE STAR CAN SHINE BRIGHTER THAN THE OTHERS. TREASURE THAT STAR WHILE YOU HAVE IT. MEMORIES WILL SUSTAIN US ALL UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. APO-A-LEWA IZ.

AROHANUI

FROM THE HUBBARD WHANAU OF NEW ZEALAND
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Name: Lon Pugh
Email: orenlee@mchsi.com
URL:
Date: Friday, February 13, 2004
Time: 07:27 PM
Comments
I have never been so moved as when I heard the voice of an angel on earth, and now Heaven. Thank you IZ and sing on!
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Name: Belinda Edenfield
Email: executivealliance@yahoo
URL:
Date: Friday, February 13, 2004
Time: 10:28 AM
Comments
What a wonderful discovery. I cannot wait to meet him in the afterlife luau. My daughter and I always enjoyed Sam Harris’ version of Somewhere over the Rainbow and have now begun to enjoy Bro. Iz. Thanks to Art Bell on Coast to Coast in the night or we probably would have never recognized him. Now we are hearing more and more of Izs’ works…even as buffer music on some sports shows! How precious. Thanks for keeping him alive. xo
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Name: Craig
Email: artdavidii@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Time: 10:46 AM
Comments
a friend just turned me on to IZ and his work today… breaks me down… cry like a baby…. really beautiful, spiritual, what life and art is about in the most fundamental terms…. wow and thanks !

Craig David
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Name: Danielle Marikos
Email: galilanilei
URL:
Date: Sunday, February 08, 2004
Time: 04:02 PM
Comments
is this you?
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Name: Bonnie G. Middleton
Email: mmiddleton@mosquitonet.com
URL:
Date: Saturday, February 07, 2004
Time: 04:59 PM
Comments
Iz’s voice transports me back to Hawaii and a sea of warm breezy memories. I am sure the heavens echo with his clear sweet voice. Gone too soon, but you will forever live on… in our hearts and in your songs. Mahalo Iz and aloha from an Alaskan friend.
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Name: Kimi Stewart
Email: kimib86@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: Saturday, February 07, 2004
Time: 12:31 PM
Comments
Aloha,

I was born and raised in Kailua and have been on the mainland for 12 years, but grew up on Hawaiian music like C&K, Cazimero brothers, Olomana, you name it. I still listen to it now. I’m so proud to be Hawaiian and love my culture. My Dad, would just sit and listen to IZ and look so happy. He used to play guitar with Gabby in Waimalnalo and I remember seeing Blah and Cyril come by the house just to say howzit, so music has always been a huge part of my life. The first time I heard Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World, it brought tears to my eyes. It is one of my Dad’s favorite songs.

IZ had one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard. I always say “he has the voice of an angel” and not only that, but now, he is an angel.

Mahalo for the beautiful music IZ….

God Bless,

Kimi Nishimura Stewart Mesquite, TX
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Name: Candyman
Email: quakeman@sol.dk
URL:
Date: Friday, February 06, 2004
Time: 04:28 PM
Comments
Funny all those years on the internet and i never ever signed a guest book…. Why…..I dont know. i never had a reason i think..? In my life i have heart so many wonderfull songs, But i never ever have been touched so muched by a singe song as i have been by “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World”. Both song i to me well known, but never they ment any thing to me, before i heard the “Gentle Giant”‘s version. That voice what i loss…. May he know and feel our awe in the afterworld. He surely deserves that. if there is some miss spelling or wrong gramma, im sorry, that is not in disrespect. but english is not my native language…Danish is…
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Name: Erica
Email: E
URL: ricajomaa@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, February 06, 2004
Time: 11:01 AM
Comments
His music is great. He was greatly loved.
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Name: Kelly Gomes
Email: alohalani927@aol.com
URL:
Date: Sunday, February 01, 2004
Time: 09:32 AM
Comments
Not knowin my hawaiian side of my family, listenin to Bruddah IZ just gave me the feelin like I’ve known the people on the island and im a real Hawaiian. His songs and lyrics are very inspriational to look upon the hawaiian cultural and find out more bout myself then what i was told.. in his lyrics i find out who i really am and the place i came from…..Bruddah IZ was and always will be the greatest and he’s watchin over us ohana. so keep faith in this supa man….he’ll be back in another lifetime………..Aloha to my family in Hilo!!!
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Name: Rex Jenson
Email:
URL:
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2004
Time: 12:05 PM
Comments
Over the Rainbow
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Name: Valerie
Email: mommy2mimi@att.net
URL:
Date: Friday, January 30, 2004
Time: 06:55 AM
Comments
What a voice. Each time I hear one of his songs it makes me SO homesick for Hawaii. Amazing how is rendition of somewhere over the rainbow is in movies & even in Lemonade commercials! What a legacy he leaves…
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Name: novagin and michael murphy
Email: waielani93@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2004
Time: 09:37 AM
Comments
just want to say we love you
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Name: Joe
Email:
URL:
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Time: 05:58 PM
Comments
I learned about bruddah iz`s music a few years ago,and his music has really touched me.He had one of the most beautiful voices ive ever heard. Rest in peace Iz…..Your greatly missed ………..aloha cuz
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Name: Charles P
Email: chuck123@nyc.rr.com
URL:
Date: Sunday, January 25, 2004
Time: 06:22 AM
Comments
I have recently discovered Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s music and was very saddened to find out that he had already passed away. Just wanted to post a note to say how much I appreciate his music, and hope that his memory will live on. A larger than life guy and a larger than life talent.
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Name: Andrew
Email: The2Woots@cox.net
URL:
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2004
Time: 03:58 PM
Comments
After hearing Iz’s song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” on various TV shows and motion pictures now, I have bought several of his CD’s from http://hawaiianmusicstore.com/ and truly am saddened by the loss of this man and this voice and his music. I am glad to see that now, once again “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” will be in a new movie, “50 First Dates”, where more people can hear, perhaps for the first time, Iz’s wonderful rendition of this classic. It will be a hightlight of the movie I eagerly await. Rest in Peace, Iz. God bless your wife, family, and friends.
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Name: Jonna
Email:
URL:
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2004
Time: 06:16 AM
Comments
What a wonderful music, such a gift. Iz’ music has touched me more than I can say. How lucky we are to have heard such talent.
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Name: keshia
Email: hawaiian_gurl892001@aol.com
URL:
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2004
Time: 02:08 PM
Comments
hi i like your thing it is so nice i really am a big fan of iz i love listening to his music…
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Name: Brian Borst
Email: brian5801
URL: aol.com
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Time: 08:17 PM
Comments
I can’t believe it has taken till Jan 2004 for me to hear this wonderfull voice. Life is not fair when such people are taken from us so young. A few years ago I saw a “Nightline Special” about Eva Cassidy who is another young voice that has passed away. IZ’s special ability to comfort,please and entertain should be recognized world wide. Wouldn’t it be wonderfull for all of the people of the world to unite and demand recognition of his voice, soul and talent on the Grammy Awards Show.
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Name: Brian Borst
Email: brian5801
URL: aol.com
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Time: 08:01 PM
Comments
I can’t believe it has taken till Jan 2004 for me to hear this wonderfull voice. Life is not fair when such people are taken from us so young. A few years ago I saw a “Nightline Special” about Eva Cassidy who is another young voice that has passed away. IZ’s special ability to comfort,please and entertain should be recognized world wide.
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Name: Cristiano
Email: cristianozlima@yahoo.com.br
URL:
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Time: 01:39 PM
Comments
Congratulations for this site. The first time I have heard a song from Israel was in the end of “Met Joe Black” and I enjoied so much. Now I realize who sang that song. I´m from Brazil and I hope you can keep the history o Israel alive.

Sds

Cristiano
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Name: Cristiano
Email: cristianozlima@yahoo.com.br
URL:
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Time: 01:39 PM
Comments
Congratulations for this site. The first time I have heard a song from Israel was in the end of “Met Joe Black” and I enjoied so much. Now I realize who sang that song. I´m from Brazil and I hope you can keep the history o Israel alive.

Sds

Cristiano
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Name: Carl Geers
Email: cgeers@frontier.net
URL: http://www.carlgeers.com
Date: Monday, January 19, 2004
Time: 01:30 AM
Comments
I can’t stop the feeling of warmth I get everytime I listen to his rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I stumbled on his music at the tail end of a the movie with Sean Connery. I hope someone is carrying on where he left off. Amazing.

Thanks for pouring your heart into your music while you were here on this incredible planet!

Carl Geers
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Name: Roberto
Email: roby.magni@tin.it
URL:
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2004
Time: 11:12 AM
Comments
Goodbye beautiful voice…in a wonderful world…

with love Rob
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Name: Alberto Rodriguez
Email: L_a_rodriguez@msn.com
URL:
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2004
Time: 08:54 AM
Comments
Thank you for your talent. As you, it will be remembered.
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Name: Fernando”Butch”Maldonado
Email: Curley77700@aol
URL:
Date: Friday, January 16, 2004
Time: 10:27 PM
Comments
I have been totally moved by Brother IZ’s music and his love for life and God…Not many a day goes by without listening to his music…A man truly blessed with the spirit…Thru his music,often times it gives me the strength to carry on in life…Thank you for all those who have made his music possible for us to enjoy and live by!!! God Bless…Butch…
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Name: Fernando”Butch”Maldonado
Email: Curley77700@aol
URL:
Date: Friday, January 16, 2004
Time: 10:19 PM
Comments
I have been totally moved by Brother IZ’s music and his love for life and God…Not many a day goes by without listening to his music…A man truly blessed with the spirit…Thru his music,often times it gives me the strength to carry on in life…Thank you for all those who have made his music possible for us to enjoy and live by!!! God Bless…Butch…
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Name: Eric Savicki
Email: buggermannme@aol.com
URL:
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2004
Time: 04:59 PM
Comments
I wish I could have met such a kind, joyful and loving man. In times like now it is hard to find such beutiful, amazing music to let you escape the busy world of today. I think the world would be more laid back if everyone escaped to IZ world to start all over again. Mahalo Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
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Name: Peig
Email: peigofireland@lycos.com
URL:
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2004
Time: 04:54 AM
Comments
Hello, Montana is a lonnnggg way from Hawaii geographically and also in climate. I wanted to express my sympathies to the family on the passing of Israel, but as you have stated in so many articles, he is still here.

I listen to Coast to Coast a.m. and last night was the second time I had heard this spiritual voice sing out “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” I am learning a lesson in this life similar to Dorothy’s in OZ therefore IZ’s voice made me feel so peaceful. Thank you IZ and family. May your days be filled with sunshine and love of the people around you.

I will be looking foward to meeting IZ when I do leave this Earth plane as we are all destine to do someday….somewhere over the rainbow…
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Name: LINNNDA
Email: jorge@saltspring.com
URL:
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Time: 07:12 PM
Comments
I loved Iz.
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Name: Roger Kent Kalani Shiffer
Email: hajimoto041@aol.com
URL:
Date: Monday, January 12, 2004
Time: 07:04 PM
Comments
I did not know personally but I love the music. I love the island music it reminds me of family.
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Name: Thalles Vicente F. L. dos Santos
Email:
URL:
Date: Monday, January 12, 2004
Time: 03:49 PM
Comments
I’m brazilian and I just knew Bruddah IZ last week, but I can say that his musics had good sensibility and perception. I would like to have knew him a lot of time ago!!! Aloha Bruddah!!!
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Name: Charmae Maine
Email: charmz_butterfly@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Sunday, January 11, 2004
Time: 04:43 AM
Comments
Iz is a great man, who through his unbelievably amazing talent was able to touch many people. His music could put anyone at ease, and I hope his melodies will live on.
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Name: Patty
Email:
URL:
Date: Saturday, January 10, 2004
Time: 08:43 PM
Comments
I got sick three years ago. I found Israel’s music by coincidence. I was feeling low, and then I heard his music. I tried to find out who it was singing, because the DJ did not mention it. Days later I told my son about this singer who sang “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” My son said, “Mom I have that song in a CD someone gave to me.” He took it from his car, and bingo, it was the same singer. I bought “Alone In IZ World,” and then “Facing The Future,” and “E ALA E.” I kept playing these CDs and these songs have made my soul joyful. I am doing fine now. I play IZ’s CDs all the time to make me happy.
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Name: Laine Espinosa Jugarap
Email: febb29@netscape.net
URL:
Date: Friday, January 09, 2004
Time: 09:59 AM
Comments
Aloha, Kakahiaka, Auwinala and Ahiahi – Although you is up in the sky like a supa man, coz’ you are.. your song is so blessed, mahalo nui loa, your songs makes me shevahh to the bone and so chilling cold that makes us your big fans like ohana. We know your upthere watching us. I will say this a ZILLION times your the ONE… REST IN PEACE Brudahhh IZ…

 Mahalo nui loa!, A hui hoa ‘oe!  , Laine Espinosa Jugarap Harbor Lane Apartments
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Name: Laine Espinosa Jugarap
Email: febb29@netscape.net
URL:
Date: Friday, January 09, 2004
Time: 09:54 AM
Comments
Aloha, Kakahiaka, Auwinala and Ahiahi – Although you is up in the sky like a supa man, coz’ you are.. your song is so blessed, mahalo nui loa, your songs makes me shevahh to the bone and so chilling cold that makes us your big fans like ohana. We know your upthere watching us. I will say this a ZILLION times your the ONE… REST IN PEACE Brudahhh IZ…

 Mahalo nui loa!, A hui hoa ‘oe!  , Laine Espinosa Jugarap Harbor Lane Apartments Kahului, Maui Island
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Name: Laine Espinosa Jugarap
Email: febb29@netscape.net
URL:
Date: Friday, January 09, 2004
Time: 09:37 AM
Comments
In Memory of my Brudah, You made da kine happen. you is Ono bruh, Mahalo for everything. Rest and Peace my brudahh..

From, Laine Kahului, Maui Island
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Name: K Lopez
Email: kitty_loper@hotmail.com
URL:
Date: Friday, January 09, 2004
Time: 09:04 AM
Comments
What a blessing it is to have found out about this blessed man with a voice so beautiful! I thank you!
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Name: Kerry Furumoto
Email: kdfurumoto@aol.com
URL:
Date: Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Time: 02:24 PM
Comments
I was born and raised on the island of Kauai and as a child growing up we would always look forward when the Makaha Sons of Niihau would come and play their music. That was the first time I saw Isreal and his brother. They would sit on stage and start to jam, it was like being in Heaven listening to them. When I first left Kauai to explore the states I would always have my Hawaiian music with me turning people on to his music. Whenever I listen to it,I would close my eyes and it would bring me back to the islands. Mahalo for sharing your beautiful music with us, you will always live in our hearts. Aloha
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Name: Stefano Bolla
Email: strike1@inwind.it
URL:
Date: Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Time: 10:11 AM
Comments
Thanks for your beautiful voice !
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Name: Karl
Email: kfavreau@kayne.com
URL:
Date: Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Time: 06:07 AM
Comments
Heard “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the first time today 01/07/2004 Absolutely Beautiful.
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Name: Rosetta
Email: rpryor@fuse.net
URL:
Date: Monday, January 05, 2004
Time: 05:08 PM
Comments
I too discovered Iz’s music after his death. I enjoy all of his music but I cannot hear Over the Rainbow too many times. The combination of the ukelele and his voice are so sweet and pure and good. Like most great artists, despite whatever renown they achieve in their lifetime, he, as others, are truly discovered in death. I wish that wasn’t so. I would love so much love to have seen him in person.
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Name: james pegg
Email: jpegg1@tampabay.rr.com
URL:
Date: Monday, January 05, 2004
Time: 02:35 PM
Comments
IZ YOU WERE A BLESSING,YOUR VOICE STILL MAKES ME SHIVER..IT WAS TOUCHED BY GOD…I THANK HIM FOR BRINGING ME YOU..ALOHA.IN.MY HEART YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER
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Name: james pegg
Email: jpegg1@tampabay.rr.com
URL:
Date: Monday, January 05, 2004
Time: 02:34 PM
Comments
IZ YOU WERE A BLESSING,YOUR VOICE STILL MAKES ME SHIVER..IT WAS TOUCHED BY GOD…I THANK HIM FOR BRINGING ME YOU..ALOHA.IN.MY HEART YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER
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Name: Rob
Email: zephrioth333@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: Monday, January 05, 2004
Time: 01:06 PM
Comments
I just recently discovered Bruddah IZ’s music and had no idea until today that he had passed away. His remake of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was a beautiful song, and one of my favorites. You will be missed Bruddah IZ, we all love you buddy.
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Name: Brian & Julie Schad
Email: schadcta@tradepta.com
URL: http://www.tradepta.com
Date: Monday, January 05, 2004
Time: 12:15 PM
Comments
The most beautiful music I have ever heard. Thank you so very much, Bruddah Iz.
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Name: richard karwecki
Email: Rich.karwecki@ost.oxinst.com
URL:
Date: Sunday, January 04, 2004
Time: 01:46 AM
Comments
First heard iz’s music on ER with over the rainbow. did some investigating and finally found who sang it. Just starting to read about him and listen to his music. Love what i have heard so far. What a shame to pass on so young, but what a wonderful gift he left us
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Name: Pomai Ani
Email: HAUOLIGURL@YAHOOL.COM
URL: –
Date: Saturday, January 03, 2004
Time: 04:56 PM
Comments
ALOHA BRUDDAH IZ! YOU ARE MY FAVORITE HAWAIIAN SINGA! THE LIGHT YOU HAVE BROUGHT OUT IN ME WHILE YOU COULD HAS NOW BEEN COVERED AGAIN. WHEN I THINK REALLY HARD OF HOW YOU WOULDN’T WANT ANY OF YOUR FANS LIGHTS TO BE PUT OUT I SLOWLY BRING MINEZ OUT. THERE IS NO ONE ELSE IN THIS WORLD WHO COULD BRING IT OUT LIKE YOU. YOU ARE GREATLY MISSED BY DOZENS OF PEOPLE. I AM HAPA BUT I JUST TELL PEOPLE I AM HAWAIIAN BECAUSE I AM PROUD OF MY HAWAIIAN HERITAGE. DEAZ NO SHAME IN DIS HAWAIIAN SISTAH! YOU TRULY ARE ON HAWAIIAN SUPA MAN,KEEP FLYIN DA HIGH HEAVENS!
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Name: Blase Di Cioccio
Email: blase15@comcast.net
URL:
Date: Saturday, January 03, 2004
Time: 04:17 PM
Comments
Just a homesick hawaiian from florida, ty to the memory of IZ. he brings my heart a little peace. God bless all of you who make his memory strong.
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Name: Dennis & Nona Forster
Email: flamingoman@yahoo.com
URL:
Date: Saturday, January 03, 2004
Time: 11:01 AM
Comments
IZ….We wish we could have met you. Your music is played in our home a lot. My wonder wife’s parents are from Maui & Oahu. Our 1st grandbaby (girl) was born on Oahu, we will tell her of you & watch her dance to your music. We would like to give you a special “Mahalo” for all your songs & memories.
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Name: hAwAiiAn
Email:
URL:
Date: Saturday, January 03, 2004
Time: 01:04 AM
Comments
wuz up hawaiians. its been long time since bruddah iz left his home land..ohana.. ame hoaaloha. He is still da hawaiian supa man till dis day, and ALWAYS will be. mele kalikimaka, ame ha’ouli maka hiki hou! a hui hou!
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Name: Barb Zink
Email: bzink1@fairview.org
URL:
Date: Friday, January 02, 2004
Time: 11:23 PM
Comments
I love his music and humor and his real hawaiianism
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Name: Jason Robinson
Email: bigboy.jas@juno.com
URL:
Date: Friday, January 02, 2004
Time: 02:17 PM
Comments
I would like to know where I could get “over the rainbow” on sheet music. Great web site, I love his music.
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Name: Gentz
Email: kaopua808@aol.com
URL:
Date: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Time: 10:25 PM
Comments
May he rest n peace casue his songs was and always will be a gr8test in hawaii
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