Israel Kamakawiwo`ole – Guestbook – 2005 Archive

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May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997

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GUESTBOOK  – 2005 Archive (January 2005-December 2005)

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Name: Grant Edwards
Email: grant_edwards@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 67.65.248.9
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; sbcydsl 3.12; YPC 3.2.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
Time: 01:55 PM
Comments
What a wonderful singer, I just wish I could have met him!
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Name: peter
Email: www.sjannie@planet.nl
URL:
Remote Name: 213.10.62.138
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
Time: 07:14 AM
Comments
Iam so sorry that i never heard from him before, but there is a song from him on the dutch tv. THE NAME OF THE SONG IS Somewhere over the rainbow en it is one of the moast beautiful songs i ever heard.

Greetings Peter
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Name: Moacelio V Silva Filho
Email: moacelio@fiocruz.br
URL:
Remote Name: 200.156.110.44
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Monday, December 26, 2005
Time: 08:29 AM
Comments
I heard IZ for the first time in the film Meeting Joe Black (Brad Pitt and others). The mix of Somewhere of the Raimbow & What Wonderfull World didn’t leave my head any more. I went to Internet and I found the informations about IZ. Today I found this site and I decided to write. The voice of IZ touches the soul and need to be preserved. What can we do here in Brasil to divulgate IZ?
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Name: Edley Bernard
Email: edley_bernard@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.230.140.32
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Time: 09:03 AM
Comments
Hello: I live in Guatemala, this is Central America. On the radio the song Over the Rainbow is on fashion now. I am learning to play guitar and since this song is so marvelous played I got interested and found out who this great artist was. Is it possible that you send me the lyrics and chords of this song? I have heard other version but this is the best. I have also heard the song in two movies.

Very truly yours Edley Bernard
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Name: Paul Kundl
Email: pkundl@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 70.129.26.166
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2005
Time: 11:44 AM
Comments
I, like many of the others who signed this guestbook having just been turned onto the music of “IZ”, am deeply sadden by the realization that such a great talent is no long with us in person… But through his wonderful music he will live on forever. ALOHA IZ… you left a mark on my life.
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Name: AL IRVINE
Email: alford.irvine@verizon.net
URL:
Remote Name: 72.234.173.217
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Time: 10:40 PM
Comments
I WILL SING CAUSE THE ALOHA TO MY CUZ AND MANT OTHER THAT THE ALOHA THAT HE GAVE ZI RETIRED FROM THE ARMY AND SANG AROUND THE WORLD AND SANG THE THAT OTHER’S FROM THE ISLAND HAVE DONE FOR MANY OF YEARS AND I KNOW THAT CUZ IZ HAD THE SAME FEELING THAT I HAD DOING MY TOUR IN THE SERVICE. (WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN UNCLE SAM SEND YOU THAT ME AROUND THE WORLD AND HAWAII COMES TO YOU) ALOHA MALAMA POMO FROM THE IRVINE OHANA AL IRVINE
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Name: JOSIAH [BIGBOY] KAIU
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 165.248.247.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/412.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412.2
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Time: 10:51 AM
Comments
aloha uncle ,aunty and wehi just want to say hi and aloha to you and thank you guys hope to see the family one day ALOHA and MAHALO
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Name: asherley sue
Email: asherley06@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.37.174.18
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, December 12, 2005
Time: 09:30 PM
Comments
i love your music…it touches everyones lives, especially the song “in dis life”, it made me and my ohana cry on da way to school…in dis life, you were a great influence to many and had touched many…
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Name: Donelle
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.46.65.226
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 (ax)
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2005
Time: 10:56 PM
Comments
Somewhere over the rainbow always chokes me up a little. i’m agnostic, a materialist and a strict rationalist but when i listen to that song For just few moments i beleive in a soul and maybe more.
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Name: Bruce E. Speed
Email: speedco@mail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.150.44.129
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; (R1 1.5); .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, December 09, 2005
Time: 06:33 PM
Comments
Hello and condolences,

To Iz’s family and friends, I say he is not dead, but alive in in your hearts. As long as one person remembers him, he will live for many more generations. You have his music and his remembered life.

I am sorry to learn this sweet gentle giant and heavenly treasure is no longer with us.

We all have a purpose in this life. After all, we are only hear to go to school. What we learn here, in this life, serves only to help us to get along in heaven.

I close now, but say to you, I believe Iz is in a better place now. He can now do all the thing he was unable to do in this life. His body is no longer wracked with pain.

May God richly bless you, Iz’s family, and keep you in the hollow of his almighty hand.

Bruce Speed
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Name: larry &kalina
Email: scorpiola2003@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.245.124.219
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, December 08, 2005
Time: 09:04 PM
Comments
we goin’ miss da bruddah…he was da bes….he brought me home every time i listen to his music, back to islands…i rememember listening to da ‘MAKAHA SONS’ back on da leeward side, dat was da good memories…..i’ll neeva forget’um…always in my heart. MAHALO NUI LOA…LARRY & KALINA of GRASS VALLEY CA.
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Name: Eric Gano
Email: epg70@knology.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.214.74.133
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, December 08, 2005
Time: 06:57 PM
Comments
We love and miss you IZ, God speed.
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Name: Cheyenne Reavis
Email: greg_obsser@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.136.26.225
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, December 08, 2005
Time: 11:50 AM
Comments
I LIKE TO SAY EVEN THOUGH I NEVER MET MY COUSIN IZ, I WILL MISS HIM NO MATTER WHAT. HIS MUSIC ALWAYS BROUGHT TEARS TO MINE AND MY DADS EYES. I LOVE YOU COUSIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Name: Tristan McCauley
Email: djwaitsmcc@hotmail.com
URL: myspace.com/djwaitsmcc
Remote Name: 65.184.179.88
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7
Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Time: 01:34 PM
Comments
My deepest respect to one of the smoothest voices God ever gave a human being! Rest in peace Israel
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Name: MOKI DANIELSON
Email: MOKISONE4569@MSN.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 72.234.62.3
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, December 05, 2005
Time: 01:53 AM
Comments
GROWING UP WE ALWAYS HAD IZ’S MUSIK PLAYING. MY DAD WAS SO INTO THE MAKAHA SONS OF NI’IHAU. HE HAD ALL THE ALBUMS IN 8 TRACK TAPES, CASSETTE TAPES AND NOW CD’S. I WILL ALWAYS HAVE HIS BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND MUSIK IN MY LIFE AND I WILL PASS IT ON TO MY CHILDREN. MY SON PLAYS THE UKULELE AND ALWAYS SINGS AND PLAYS IZ’S MUSIK. MAHALO BRUDDAH IZ FOR BEING A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL FOR MY SON. HE LONGS TO PLAY, WRITE AND SING THE HAWAIIAN MUSIK. HE IS ONLY 11 YEARS OLD AND HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH THE TALENT OF MUSIK. YOUR MUSIK AND SPIRIT WILL LIVE ON FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. MAHALO FOR TOUCHING MY LIFE WITH YOUR GIFT OF THE HAWAIIAN MUSIK………
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Name: kimo piceno
Email: kimopoipounder@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 72.234.131.149
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2005
Time: 11:52 AM
Comments
Mahalo Uncle IZ for all of the wonderful memories you have given me. From my childhood when you were just a teenager singing with uncle Skippy at church with Momma Hu down Nanakuli side (Let’s not forget the wash tub bass). To my lonely times spent in the Persian Gulf holding onto Aloha. You’ve continue to inspired me, motivate me and keep me rooted to my aina. Because of you my children have a wonderful understanding of what is means to be Hawaiian. Aloha…
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Name: Monica
Email: moomoocows123@gmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.162.45.39
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, December 01, 2005
Time: 07:39 PM
Comments
I was recently introduced to Iz’s music, and it brings tears to my eyes. When I heard Someday Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful Life, I cried so hard. You are all so, so lucky to know such a wonderful man. I only wish I had put him into my dreams and prayers so much earlier. God bless you Iz. Your spritit will live on.
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Name: Vickie
Email: firefall@direcway.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.19.14.21
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050711 Firefox/1.0.5
Date: Thursday, December 01, 2005
Time: 05:56 AM
Comments
There is never a time that I can listen that it does not bring me to tears. Although the wrapping is gone, the gift you gave remains. Your voice sings here as well as in Heaven. The angels must be a little jealous. God bless.
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Name: Eddy Perez
Email: eperez@mjanitorial.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.130.59.61
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Time: 06:17 PM
Comments
I recently visited The Ilands for the first time and learned about Iz’s music. I am so sorry I never got to see him perform I was to young. His music has really touched me and I have become a fan. It is without a doubt that this world is a much better one because Iz was here. I hope his spirit continues to touch other people lime it touched me. His Family should be very proud to have shared thier lives with him. May He enjoy his eternal life with his brother Skippy in heaven.
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Name: Mike & Pam Whalan
Email: mwhalan1@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 138.163.0.41
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Time: 08:54 AM
Comments
As recent discoverers of IZ, we have been reading all we can on this magnificent man, his music, his family and the Hawai’ian culture.

We celebrated our 25th anniversary in Maui and, quite by accident, while at the Maui Ocean center, happened upon an album of his. Listened to a couple of clips and we both fell instantly in love with his clear, lovely voice. Then we were devastated to learn he had since passed on.

Now, we will only be able to celebrate his life through his recordings.

Mahalo, IZ!

Mike & Pam Whalan Ridgecrest, CA
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Name: Jonathan Carreira
Email: carreiramusic@db3broadband.com
URL: www.angelfire.com/music3/cmusicprod
Remote Name: 65.43.98.121
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Time: 05:34 AM
Comments
I may be 1 of the only people not introd to Iz’s music through Over The Rainbow. The 1st music of his I heard was his live version of Ahi Wela. I was stuned by the sound I heard right from the 1st note. His music & aloha has inspired me to explore my Hawaiian roots (not Hawaiian by blood, but my family has lived in there for over a 100 years). I’ve built a collection of Hawaiian music (including every Iz album). Learned to play the uke, learned some Hawaiian, and refound my love of saimin and portagee sausage! Thank you, bradda, for your gift of music. I’m sad to learn that I was on Oahu during the peak of your popularity and didn’t know of you. I wish I could have seen you live. I was also there during your Makaha Sons days. It’s truly special that when I was last there, teens were clamoring over the release of Alone In IZ World at a record mart in Hanalei. We were amazed that teens were going that nuts over an non pop musician. Mau loa e ola ana ‘oe, bradda. Mahalo.
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Name: Victor & Gisele Bartram
Email: vrbartram@rogers.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.231.28.158
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Time: 04:39 AM
Comments
Israel’ version of “Over the Rainbow”, is without a doubt a song being performed by an angel. One of the greatest sounds I have ever heard. Israel-WELL DONE!

Sincerely,

Victor Bartram Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Name: Ceejay
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.66.94.140
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Time: 01:23 PM
Comments
Hearing IZ makes me smile, knowing his story makes my heart smile…To IZ, I wish you peace for the rest of eternity.
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Name: craig katznelson
Email: ckatz88@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 71.141.110.108
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2005
Time: 03:21 PM
Comments
i love iz
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Name: pineapple
Email: sscribner@cppmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.169.160.27
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2005
Time: 09:50 AM
Comments
May I meet you in the here after. Jimmey,your friend who your back yard conected to each others,said aloha.
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Name: cordell medina
Email: paradigm_04@yahoo
URL:
Remote Name: 68.35.22.168
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Time: 07:45 PM
Comments
ive just heard “over the rainbow” today and it is an AWESOME song that opens your eyes to different things in life.Israel’s family is blessed
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Name: Paul “Steffan” Tablit Jr.
Email: ballinesianworld@gmail.com
URL: www.ballinesians.com
Remote Name: 208.24.179.11
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0; H010818; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Time: 12:52 PM
Comments
A voice of inspiration well represented by our Island Braddah IZ

Rest In Peace Bra an Thank you for leaving us all with Songs

PZ
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Name: dean todd
Email: deantodd108@msn
URL:
Remote Name: 62.255.32.15
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, November 21, 2005
Time: 04:04 PM
Comments
i first came across iz, somewhere over the rainbow, i cried so much that i just had to find this song and buy it,i couldnt, so i bought fifty first dates ,the music for the film,to which i first heard his beautiful voice,could you believe it its not on there? seven months later i happen to key his name on the web and here i am! at last!!! cool!!!that song is so important to me ,as it helped myself realize a few things!!! many thanks to that man with an agels voice,the greatest version of the song ever!! great love dean xx
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Name: Dave Brumley
Email: dave.brumley@verizon.com
URL: www.angelfire.com/art2/davebrumley
Remote Name: 71.251.78.122
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, November 21, 2005
Time: 03:25 PM
Comments
How can it be that hearing one song can affect me this way? What a connection I feel with a man whom I’ve never met, and never heard of until today. Every song that I hear is as moving as the first.

This is a man that I would have traveled far to meet. I only hope to meet him in a better world.
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Name: brian
Email: briancasleer@yahoo.com
URL: www.yahoo.com
Remote Name: 163.153.236.3
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, November 21, 2005
Time: 09:04 AM
Comments
he was awsome!
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Name: Desiree
Email: ialandgirlz212yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 71.49.250.44
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2005
Time: 11:31 AM
Comments
HEY THERE IZ..JUST WANTED TO SHOW MY LOVE TOWARDS YOU..I LOVE ALL OF YOUR MUSIC..I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR SUCH AWSOME MUSIC OVER THE YEARS.

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Name: Bogdan Stefanescu
Email: b_a_stefanescu@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 194.117.238.64
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2005
Time: 08:02 AM
Comments
IZ’s “Over the Rainbow” struck a chord within me… I had first heard it on the ER episode where Dr. Green dies in Hawaii, but never knew who is singing it. I have spent a lot trying to find out the singer and the song itself. I am now discovering the work of Bruddah IZ.

This song still makes me cry each time I hear it…
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Name: Matthew Cowan
Email: Lunky7@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 72.130.249.108
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2005
Time: 03:52 AM
Comments
I just moved here from the mainland, and my friends mother handed me “Iz, the man and his music,in concert. I can’t tell you how much I love this man, and how spiritual and mystical his prescence in my life has been ever since. His music has touched my soul, in more ways than one. The first time I heard “White Sandy Beach” I brokedown in tears! There are very few things in this life that you TRULY cherish and hold to your heart. This man’s music is one of those. MAHALO MAHALO MAHALO! A thousand times MAHALO!! Thank you for this RARE chance you give me to really experience this Island’s magical energy through his music! And BIG, HUGE MAHALO to the parents for giving their son Israel a big heart, as well as a big soul and a chance for him in this life to touch people in their hearts, as well as their souls! MAHALO! I LOVE THESE ISLANDS IGHIGH!! IM IN ECSTACY!!!!
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Name: Ruud Helsdingen
Email: hrhelsdingen@gmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.172.12.193
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7
Date: Friday, November 18, 2005
Time: 04:16 AM
Comments
We visited Hawaii in 1999 and heard IZ for the first time. IZ showed me by his songs there is something else in life. For this he is the wind beneath my wings.
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Name: Rosanna G Fernandez
Email: rosannagf@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.155.65.123
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; acc=jocker; acc=none)
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2005
Time: 07:28 AM
Comments
My heart aches and breaks, I cry soft gentle tears whenever I hear Israel- Bruddah IZ’s voice sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. And this was before he passed away. Now when I listen to him, my heart sings with joy through soft tears still gently flowing with such an ache in my heart. His voice summizes my feelings in my life- about life and how sad my children will be without me and I without them. Brudda IZ captures all this in his beautiful voice- with his rendition of this song, convey’s what’s in my heart. For life, the world, God, love and music of the soul. God bless you all and know that whenever I hear this song by Bruddah IZ, my thoughts and prayers are always with you. Love and appreciation, Rosanna Euless, Texas
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Name: virginia
Email: virginiaschnabel@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 131.151.85.142
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Hotbar 4.4.2.0; SV1)
Date: Monday, November 14, 2005
Time: 10:24 AM
Comments
I recently bought ” IZ The Man and His Music.” I have never in my life had such an incredible soul touching experience when listening to music. Bruddah Iz’s legacy will live on. He is the Spirit of Hawaii. Fans, share the Aloha with friends and family….
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Name: T Jones
Email: ts1j@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.208.9.6
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; {9577B575-1F78-4D92-A168-61162ABE2D16}; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, November 14, 2005
Time: 06:01 AM
Comments
Bruddah Iz was one of the purest, most natural voices I have ever heard. I have a hard time holding back tears listening to his “over the rainbow”, I even tear up thinking about his song while writing this. When did i get so soft ? It is a shame we only had him for a short time, but what a gift to the world to have had him here at all. Everytime I hear him sing, I immediately think of Hawaii, and go back to the wonderful day I got married on the beach in Maui. I thank him for for his beautiful music. Mahalo Bruddah !
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Name: Mahealani Meria
Email: kawahineonalani@yahoo.com
URL: Island Hawaiian Girl
Remote Name: 70.180.221.149
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2005
Time: 03:08 PM
Comments
Aloha. Uncle IZ will be missed by all aloha islanders. As from today we still listen and enjoy the sounds of his music that the rememberance of memories will still cherish of his love, honor, respect, and happiness he broght to all of us. When ever we have parties and gatherings his songs still make our familes to come as one and enjoy the wonders of life that can still continue on as we enjoy it for him and his family I will still keep you in memories but hope to see you guys soon Aunty and sista ces. Well take care and god bless.
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Name: rita reiss
Email: rreiss@insightbb.com
URL:
Remote Name: 12.202.118.12
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005
Time: 11:34 PM
Comments
I just recently heard this man’s beautiful voice… How in Awe I am. I am sincerely thankful that I found such a wonder that I may enjoy.

God Bless!

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Name: Greg Bacon
Email: gbacon@cinci.rr.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.27.140.137
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; Media Center PC 2.8; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005
Time: 06:51 PM
Comments
IT is November 12th 2005 and I have just discovered Bruddah IZ. What a wonderful voice! So much peace, warmpth. I will always wonder if this man was as kind of heart as his music was warm of heart. God Bless!
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Name: Shane Clarke
Email: fakehair@hotmail.com
URL: None
Remote Name: 69.193.158.174
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2005
Time: 11:00 PM
Comments
Just like to say, I just found out Israel Kamakawiwo and he has the most beautiful voice ive ever heard. Rest in Peace my friend… Your in a better place.
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Name: eva
Email: myrullmorgenindigo@gmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.39.107.110
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/416.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/416.12
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2005
Time: 05:12 PM
Comments
Love the music. may he rest happily
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Name: Julian Ender Constantine
Email: chance_cork@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.170.142.233
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/412.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412.5
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2005
Time: 01:04 PM
Comments
I listen to “Somewhere over the rainbow” in rememberance of a dear departed friend.
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Name: oak dog
Email: 3d123@adelphia.net
URL: netscape
Remote Name: 69.175.144.136
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax)
Date: Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Time: 05:46 PM
Comments
One love. Many islands. One love. Many words. One love. In the silence. One love. Forever heard.
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Name: Kathy Fisher
Email: kathy@wildwood.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 208.181.100.8
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Date: Monday, November 07, 2005
Time: 09:39 AM
Comments
Awsome, incredible music and the man !!! Just awsome, over the top
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Name: David Grace
Email: Radrdave@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.210.132.171
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q321120; yie6_SBC; FunWebProducts; MSN 6.1; MSNbMSFT; MSNmen-us; MSNc00; v5m)
Date: Sunday, November 06, 2005
Time: 05:42 PM
Comments
I have recently discovered IZ. I love to listen to his music it taken me back to when I visited Hawaii in 1989 and again in 1998. I wish I knew who he was and had a chance to meet him before he passed on to heaven.

Aloha

David
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Name: Morgan
Email: spamtrap@o2.ie
URL: none
Remote Name: 213.94.237.50
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7
Date: Sunday, November 06, 2005
Time: 06:28 AM
Comments
Excellant singer, such a shame he’s dead. He is very popular for Over the Rainbow in Ireland.
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Name: Ollie
Email: olliesan@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.59.142.15
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, November 04, 2005
Time: 06:19 PM
Comments
Bruddah Iz and the ukelele…shivers down my spine…thank you Kamakawiwo’ole, you’re in my heart…..
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Name: Sandra L. Aldrich
Email: WinDncr48@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.133
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2005
Time: 07:21 AM
Comments
I never had the opportunity to know this man before his death, but my mother passed away two years ago and she loved the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. I had heard his version just before her passing and bought most of CD’s! We used more than one at my mother’s funeral. He must have been an incredible person to play with such feeling! The world was a better place because of him. Sandra
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Name: Priscilla Hull-Luoma
Email: pluoma@worldnet.att.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.251.51.2
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2005
Time: 06:37 AM
Comments
Although I’m grateful to have disovered him recently, I feel it was too late. His voice is hypnotic and his spirit seems to shine through his music like sun through sweeping panes of stained glass. My husband and I listen to him most nights as we fall asleep, like heaven on earth.
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Name: A.J
Email:
URL: myspace.com/Punkie_Gurl
Remote Name: 72.234.116.164
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Time: 03:18 PM
Comments
TAlofa lava am 12 years of age and full samoan i love bruddah iz music my favorite song is somewhere over the rainbow i love his voice and this song has gotten me through tough times. SO thank u bruddah IZ R.I.P tofa soifua A.J
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Name: A.J
Email: iloverock_47@yahoo.com
URL: myspace.com/Punkie_Gurl
Remote Name: 72.234.116.164
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Time: 03:16 PM
Comments
TAlofa lava am 12 years of age and full samoan i love bruddah iz music my favorite song is somewhere over the rainbow i love his voice and this song has gotten me through tough times. SO thank u bruddah IZ R.I.P tofa soifua A.J
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Name: Daniel Mathieu
Email: danielmathieu@commzigue.com
URL: s/o
Remote Name: 24.122.91.160
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Time: 02:58 PM
Comments
Bonjour ! J`ai eu la chance de voir l`émission ER, et ainsi d`entendre et de découvrir Israel_Kamakawiwo’ole interprété :Somewhere Over The Rainbow & What A Wonderful World. Juste pour vous faire connaitre mon étonnement.

Je ferme les yeux et je la réécoute en continu. Cette prestation me stupéfait, merci. La justesse des mots utilisés est réalisée avec tellement de soins. Bravo, quelle voix.

Hello! I have a chance to see the show ER, and listen and to discover Israel_Kamakawiwo’ole interpreted : Somewhere Over The Rainbow & What A Wonderful World. Just to make known to you my astonishment. I close my eyes and I listen again and again, uninterrupted. This prestation amazed me, thank you. The accuracy of the words used is carried out so carefully. Bravo, superb voice.
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Name: Sergio
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 193.136.128.7
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Time: 06:25 AM
Comments
The espirte of Israel is so strong like im
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Name: Reid Anderson
Email: reid_anderson@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.147.7.176
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050711 Firefox/1.0.5
Date: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Time: 12:44 PM
Comments
Thank God I’m not the only one. I heard Somewhere Over the Rainbow for the first time in the car today and it brought tears to my eyes. I wondered why I was getting so emotional – and then I looked up the Bruddah and saw that he affects everyone in the same way. I feel foolish because you all have had him in your life for so long… I knew nothing about Bruddah IZ and this one little song touched me so profoundly… I’ll cherish this song and the rest of his beautiful music for the rest of my life. Thank you for what you gave us. Rest in peace. Aloha
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Name: Ann McAnally
Email: Cherokee17fl@yahoo.com
URL: Microsoft Internet Explorer
Remote Name: 65.34.116.70
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Compaq; SV1)
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2005
Time: 12:12 PM
Comments
I was introduced to “IZ” through a friend. I just fell in love with his singing. It is so smooth. It even helps me to fall asleep sometimes. He did not make enough recordings to suite me. I met a niece of his while staying at the Kona Resort Hotel last week. She works in the gift shop. Resembles “IZ” a lot. Very pleasant too. She told me of his passing. He will be greatly missed by all whom he brought such great enjoyment to.
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Name: greg
Email: greg.garton@hsc.utah.edu
URL:
Remote Name: 155.100.213.84
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, October 28, 2005
Time: 11:31 PM
Comments
it is said that music is the international language, the music flowing through one man, miraculously pure and true, all of us from all over the world would seem to say is unmatched. i am an old man, and have never..experienced..anything like him. it’s beyond music, i think we all agree. we can truly believe in the wonder of great things because of brother Iz, even if for no other reason than the spiritual beauty that flowed out of him and touched us all. how fortunate he came in our lifetimes. how tragic he is gone so soon.
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Name: =)
Email: im_lunnah@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.46.156.223
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, October 28, 2005
Time: 01:36 PM
Comments
hi. i recently found out that my mother is related to iz. i was at her house one day and i saw some hawaiian music cd’s and asked who this man was on the cover. she replied that is was her 2nd cousin i believe. she is a kalaukoa. all my family on her side is still in hawaii. we moved from oahu when i was a young child. anyways.. i thought i would say hello.
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Name: Warren Chaille
Email: lcwc92299@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.63.44.192
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, October 24, 2005
Time: 07:18 PM
Comments
I just wanted to send a little message. The weather is starting to turn a little cold and damp in the Boston area. I logged onto the computer to look up Hawaii to order an IZ cd his music is very comforting to me. It seems that my wife aslo loves IZS’ music.Since she is always swiping my cds. His music realy reaches something inside, it must have been a blast to be around such a magical person. Mahalo Warren Chaille
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Name: michelle
Email: mishmo4@netzero.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.150.90.95
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Monday, October 24, 2005
Time: 12:05 AM
Comments
thanks for leaving your wonderful music behind.

my sister is having IZ s over the rainbow at her wedding .

I Love It!

May God Hold You in the Palm of His Hand .
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Name: Geoffrey
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.61.36.211
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 (ax)
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2005
Time: 06:05 AM
Comments
Still Remembering….
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Name: Xavier
Email: xclerc@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.4.60.4
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; AT&T CSM6.0; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; (R1 1.5))
Date: Friday, October 21, 2005
Time: 06:49 PM
Comments
My deepest and upmost sincere condolences to your family. Although a short lived life, it was one that has touched many lives. Such a strong persona, such wonderful and refreshing songs that has help me in my life. I am grateful that Israel Kamakawiwo’ole had such a great gift and that I was able to discover such an angelic voice.
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Name: Robert Williams
Email: RKWilliams62@aol.com
URL: www.Bellepizzelle.com
Remote Name: 72.25.0.71
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, October 21, 2005
Time: 11:48 AM
Comments
I Love Hawaii. I lived there for 3 years while I served in the Army back in 1980. The music of Bradda Iz sure brings back a lot of wonderful memories.
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Name: Julie Talagi
Email: jtal001@ec.auckland.ac.nz
URL:
Remote Name: 222.153.5.129
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, October 21, 2005
Time: 03:45 AM
Comments
Fakalofa atu! A couple of years ago when I was watching Meet Joe Black, I heard IZ’s version of Over the Rainbow, man, it blew me away, off course I never found the time to find out who the singer was. Then when 50 First Dates came out, I made the effort to look out for it, well, I couldn’t remember the name, so finally I found it on Limewire, and I tell you, it still blows me away. What a shock it was for me this evening as I was surfing the net and found a ‘tribute’ page in IZs memory – what a loss!

IZ – your music lives through your family as it will all those that you have touched. Your voice and passion for your music has reached many people around the world.

Monuina, JT
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Name: Kamalani…the real one…
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 67.161.25.254
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.5.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.12
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Time: 10:33 PM
Comments
Thats alot of gas,,, moving to canada…
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Name: jessica makanalani
Email: hawaiianchick86@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.8.148.236
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Time: 07:27 PM
Comments
A man filled with aloha who filled everyone with his beauty and his vision for the islands and the world. love to you bruddah IZ..
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Name: Denise Suzuki
Email: vanwriter@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 70.71.63.71
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Time: 06:09 PM
Comments
I have discovered Israel’s music. I go to Kauai every year or more. I have been to all of the Hawaiian Islands and every time, I feel like I am coming home. Kauai is my home and I can hear all those who have crossed over and they continue to welcome me each time I arrive.

I cannot explain and will not hope to. I feel like an island daughter and perhaps in some other time and some other place, I was just that. Who can say how we find our place in the world, I am just happy I have found mine.

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Name: Michael
Email: GGpatriot36@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.11
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Time: 12:35 PM
Comments
Iz,

There are only two words in the English language that can truly express my appreciation…and they are “Thank You”. Unfortunately, they do not come close to expressing my heartfelt gratitude for what you have done for so many. Tears streamed down my face when I Googled your name and found you were no longer with us. Why is God so selfish that he has to take the best for himself?

Iz, I am going through a painful divorce that I never thought I would have to endure. Please know that it is your music that has helped me through the most difficult time of my life.

Mahalo,

Michael

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Name: Gary
Email: Pats39Champions@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.11
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Time: 12:23 PM
Comments
Bra,

I first heard your music on the sountrack of “Meet Joe Black”, and from that moment on I was hooked. I did not know that God had called you to be with him until this very day in 2005. I must honestly say that my heart has been aching with your loss. Who would have ever thought that such a mammoth of a human being would have the beautiful voice of an angel and that God would want him so quickly.

Mahalo my friend. May God keep you by his bosom for all eternity….for it is us down here who will keep your memory alive somewhere over the rainbow.

God Bless

Gary

 
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Name: Denise Suzuki
Email: dsuzuki@shaw.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 70.71.63.71
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Time: 06:18 PM
Comments
I have just found the music of Israel. I wake up hearing his voice and a sense that at some time I sat before him and listened to him sing. I visit Kauai every year and I long for her every waking minute. I have found my home and Israel’s voice echoes through every minute of my life in Canada. At some point and during some other life, I was an island daughter and I hear Israel sing as my brother. When I visit Kauai again, I will hear his voice as I walk Polihale beach and he will be there at the jumping off place for souls. In my heart, my mind, my soul and as that which changed my life.
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Name: Sergio Chionio
Email: chionio.sergio@libero.it
URL:
Remote Name: 151.25.197.219
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; it) Opera 8.50
Date: Monday, October 17, 2005
Time: 01:03 AM
Comments
thank you
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Name: Mathangi
Email: atropos_snips@yahoo.co.in
URL: http://lionessrulez.blogspot.com
Remote Name: 221.134.220.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; (R1 1.5))
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2005
Time: 06:59 AM
Comments
I have been listening to “Over the Rainbow” over a 100 times in the past two days. I am having an inexplicable feeling. I have come out of a major depression after listening to this song and after reading his life story, though I shed tears for this missing beloved brother…I am inspired both by the singer Iz and the man IZ…His soongs are probably what the angels sing in heaven…I love you brother Iz!
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Name: Laura
Email: lauracartmell@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.133.13.1
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461)
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2005
Time: 12:42 PM
Comments
Aloha, I discovered IZ this past Summer. His enchanting voice and melody inspired me to play the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as I walked down the aisle on my wedding day in Sept. Everyone was inspired by it. It was the perfectly set the tone and mood of the wedding on the W.Coast beach and then honeymoon in Hawaii. My friends and I still can’t listen to his music without crying. His aloha resinates through his music. Thank you IZ! -Laura, Seattle
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Name: Miguel
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 62.15.206.14
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Time: 09:23 PM
Comments
When I heard the music my mind fly to other world, I can´t say if I´m dreaming, I just can say that the music of Israel is the music of dreams.

Thanks for the worlds that you has discovered for me.

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Name: Christopher Solis
Email: jewettcc@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.162.47.163
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; MSN 6.1; MSNbMSFT; MSNmen-us; MSNc00; v5m)
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Time: 06:12 PM
Comments
I have just learned of IZ’s music when I visited the island of Maui last week. I was blown away with how I felt to when I heard his voice. Unfortunately I am signing this guest book with a tear in my eye. Today is 10/12/2005 and I have just found out that IZ passed away over 8 years ago. To discover a beauty like this and then learn that it is gone is a bittersweet feeling.

God Bless you IZ.

Chicago, IL
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Name: Frank Würtz
Email: Illdereon@web.de
URL:
Remote Name: 217.247.249.44
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-AT; rv:1.7.11) Gecko/20050728
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Time: 02:37 PM
Comments
love it…. Great songs….. mein englisch ist erbärmlich…., trotzdem ich liebe Ihn (Seine Musik).Dauergast in meinem MP3 Player. Liebe grüße an alle Frank W. (europe).
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Name: NANNERS
Email: ONEALNA@AOL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 67.103.39.19
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.23; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Monday, October 10, 2005
Time: 01:10 PM
Comments
MAHALO FOR ALL OF YOUR TALENT YOU BROUGHT TO MANY PEOPLE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS.
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Name: Lucia
Email: simonewarrior@ev1.net
URL: sourlemons.blogspot.com
Remote Name: 216.40.228.16
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, October 10, 2005
Time: 08:36 AM
Comments
I last visisted Oahu and brought my best friend back in ’95. It was there that we met and made a new friend Steve. He lived in Maui but spent the week in Oahu showing us a good time Waikiki. He and I were traveling through Like Like Hwy. When he spoke to me about a song called Hawaiian suppa-man. He sung it for me at a karaoke lounge. I immidiately fell in love with it. It played for ever in my mind until early this year I finally got IZ’s “Facing Future” cd. I love his voice and passion with which he sings. It saddens me to have heard that he had passed on only two years after visiting Oahu. My husband enjoys and also loves his music and his voice. It is very soothing and healing to him, as he is a cancer patient. We appreciate his music and words. Thank you.
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Name: Dorothy Sexton
Email: sextondart40@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, October 08, 2005
Time: 05:58 PM
Comments
This is this most beautifuliest music i have ever heard in my life.. Some of his songs brought tears to my eyes, its so soothing to the body and soul. His voice is oh so amazing. He will always be in my heart,and very well missed by all how love his music. Sincerly, A hug Fan, Dorothy Sexton
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Name: Natalia
Email: natcasvi@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 200.120.100.219
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Saturday, October 08, 2005
Time: 05:19 PM
Comments
I feel so sad because I just find the person who create this beautiful version of “Over the rainbow” that I heard on an episode of ER, and in that moment I cry for an emotion that I couldn’t explain, and I find out that this beautiful voice was gone long time ago…. I’m from Chile, and I’m happy for the oportunity that I have to write something for him…. because this song make me feel so peaceful, and I really thank him that
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Name: Julie L
Email: baileyyellowcat@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 208.252.89.2
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 4.0)
Date: Friday, October 07, 2005
Time: 01:00 PM
Comments
I first of Iz on a country western station. The DJ had recently come back from Hawaii and wanted all to hear what he had found in the islands. The others in the studio gave him a hard time about the island sound, but were moved to tears, like the listening audience, by the time the song was over. It was like nothing I have ever heard. I had fallen in love with Iz and was hooked. But my bliss was short lived, I was heart broken when I heard he had passed. However, he can never be gone if we all keep him in and near our hearts.
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Name: OSCAR
Email: bakkeroscar@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.169.178.161
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl-NL; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050919 Firefox/1.0.7
Date: Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Time: 05:35 AM
Comments
I never heard a voice good en peaceful like yours
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Name: sam chung-hoon
Email: ikaika502000@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.177.25.176
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Time: 08:15 AM
Comments
Aloha mai..I had the pleasure and honor of hearing and meeting Brada Iz at a very intimate concert back in 1986, along with the remaining members of Booga Booga. I was hosting some friends visiting Hawaii from Alaska. It was a very memorable evening. I now reside in Florida for the time being. Spent a couple of years also in Austin, Tx, where a local radio station there played brada’s music. There is also a shop in St. Augustine, Fl, that carries all of brada’s music. When times get rough here, I listen brada’s music and all is well. Mahalo, Brada Iz…your music and memory will live on forever.
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Name: Anne Marie Giunti
Email: amgiunti@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 69.209.61.97
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, October 02, 2005
Time: 05:57 PM
Comments
I just bought a cd today. I never knew who sang the most beautiful rendition of Over the Rainbow. I am so glad to finally know and so sorry to find out he has passed. A true talent and star.
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Name: Chris
Email: ccemullin@bigpond.com
URL:
Remote Name: 60.231.143.235
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2005
Time: 05:59 PM
Comments
I have only just recently heard Israel sing ‘Over The Rainbow’ and it brought me to my knees. You are blest to have had such a huge heart in your lives. I am now adding this incredible version to my repertoire. What a loss
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Name: Leo
Email: LCLEVERSLEY@HOTMAIL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 136.215.251.179
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, September 26, 2005
Time: 08:55 PM
Comments
When I was in Iraq a friend of mine introduced me to Brada Iz and a ukulele. I have only been playing for a year now but am completely and totally inspired by the fun, joy and pure Aloha that came through his music. You will be missed Bra and thank you for bringing me back to da roots.
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Name: russell hoffer
Email: russellhoffer@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.188.96.18
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; AskBar 3.00; SV1)
Date: Friday, September 23, 2005
Time: 04:41 AM
Comments
i never herd his songs till 30days ago his memory lives on in people like me who play his songs over and over.god bless him and his family russell hoffer
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Name: Tania Iagallo
Email: merlinsoracle@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.147.36.148
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, September 19, 2005
Time: 02:33 PM
Comments
I am new to Izzy’s music and feel such a Soul connection when I listen to his CD’s. He is very much alive for me in his spirited songs. They take me to my other lifetimes in Lemuria (Hawaiian Islands are the mountain tops of this ancient continent). Blessed Be, my brother, ALOHA, Tania

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Name: Shawn Ishimoto
Email: shawni78@msn.com
URL: http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasy_booking/
Remote Name: 4.30.246.229
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: Friday, September 16, 2005
Time: 04:17 PM
Comments
I had the honor and privlidge of knowing the big guy for a few years. He was always so full of love and laughter. Seldom in music or in my life have I ever run across anyone as fun-loving, kind, and humble as he was. I can’t, or won’t be able to, say enough good things about him, but one thing will always stay in my memory and it’s a story I always tell whenever the subject of Bruddah Iz comes up. My mom was throwing a surprise birthday party for me, bringing together several local musicians for a night of “jamming”. Iz was going to be there, as he had heard about it through an internet group we all belonged to called the “Wolfpack”.. The night of the party, I get there and on the phone is Iz. He said he wanted to be there but he had to go in to the hospital for something, but he was calling to wish me a happy birthday. That was a huge deal to me, and I will never forget it. Iz, thanks for all the great memories, big man.. I’ll see you someday.
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Name: kawika miyamasu
Email: miyamadm@muohio.edu
URL: www.users.muohio.edu/miyamadm/335
Remote Name: 24.210.247.192
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2005
Time: 06:47 PM
Comments
i try to return to my hawaiian roots when i am feeling alone, and the first thing i do break out my fav Iz album, ‘Alone in IZ world’. Even from my cold home on the mainland (OH), i can still feel the warm breeze coming off the beautiful pacific. Thanks IZ for making the cold weather feel warm again.
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Name: Raffaele Rocca
Email: rrocca@vodafone.ie
URL:
Remote Name: 86.41.196.5
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; Media Center PC 2.8)
Date: Monday, September 12, 2005
Time: 05:58 PM
Comments
I have only recently discovered his music and it has been a real treat. what a voice.
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Name: sonja
Email: s.devogel@chello.nl
URL:
Remote Name: 80.57.116.190
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2005
Time: 11:53 PM
Comments
Well, when I heard this song of Israel, somewhere over the rainbow, it touched my hart!! What a fantastic beautifull heavenly song!! I never heard of him untill now. Iam glad to know his music now, and buy already 2 cd`s. BEAUTIFULL>!!!!!!!!!!!!! greetings from holland
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Name: Vern H.
Email: v.hopkins@nf.sympatico.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 142.162.62.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, September 09, 2005
Time: 05:21 AM
Comments
Hi, My name is Vern, I live in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. After watching the movie “50 First Dates” I first heard Iz’s song ‘Over the Rainbow’. I had no idea who the singer was, I had never heard of Iz before this. I searched the internet and found the song and the person who sang it. My wife and I have never been to Hawaii, but because of Iz’s songs we feel like we actually knew this man with the voice of an angel. I only wish we had learned of this man earlier and we were both saddened to learn of his death. If we ever travel to your wonderful land we will be sure to visit Iz where his ashes were spread. God bless. Aloha!
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Name: Kelly “shima”
Email: xxxkellyshimaxxx@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.27.24.244
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, September 08, 2005
Time: 11:52 AM
Comments
i listen to IZ in the car when the LA traffic starts to raise my blood pressure… his voice takes me back home to Puna!
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Name: Kawoss
Email: kawoss@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.170.155.231
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Time: 09:36 AM
Comments
.Somehere Over the Rainbow
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Name: S. K
Email:
URL: http://shockcut.deviantart.com
Remote Name: 202.156.6.84
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, September 03, 2005
Time: 11:37 PM
Comments
Nice song by IZ, heard it’s from finding forrester movie near ending.
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Name: Ali
Email: sunseekerd@excite.com
URL:
Remote Name: 84.170.63.162
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Friday, September 02, 2005
Time: 04:45 AM
Comments
Do you know this feeling that tells you that…everything is going to be alright..No matter what happens to you, no matter in which hard situation you are…This feeling comes over me when Im listening to Iz..Its his spirit that lives on in his songs, that keeps our hearts warm..And helps us to understand the cruel world we’re living in better.

Im sitting here, listening to Iz and the tears are runing down my face, but I can smile..Also the sadness seems to take over..I’m not crying because out of sadness…Im crying out of happyness. Im crying besause After all the bad things that happend to me, I finally understand Iz…I understand his words.

Im sure that we will hear him again someday Im sure there will be better days for all of us…And Im sure..Iz is standng on a great, white beach, playing singing his songs..And he his smiling..smiling at us…

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Name: Scott Cupp
Email: magooner71@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 207.200.116.72
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; iebar; acc=; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, September 01, 2005
Time: 07:44 PM
Comments
It seems like yesterday that I first heard of the Passing of Bruddah Iz. Speaking in regards to this wonderful gentleman takes me back in time to his career and the many wonderful works he performed including one of my most favorite Collin Raye songs.. In Dis Life. ALthough I am a California Native, I followed everything that he did.. As a musician and vocalist myself…I have a deep respect and passion for what he has done. His memory lives on forever not only in my heart but in the hearts of millions acroos the world
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Name: Dave (Kawika) Wright
Email: beyond_alohas@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.242.171.45
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, September 01, 2005
Time: 03:14 AM
Comments
Un-fortunate for me to had discovered “IZ” in 2000 long after his passing, when visiting Waimanalo, Oahu. He has touched my life in such depth. Through his videos of his life and Music, with a voice like Honey! He taught us all the meaning of human, love, giving and Ohana and so much more! To had seen along the shores all the Hawaiian locals, out in the seas and roads filled to the beaches and the deep respect of love from all Islanders and the world. My hearts sails out to his Wife, daughter, All his family and friends!! IZ is in our lives here in Oregon in hopes of sharing back to the Hawaiians Isles someday! IZ set a reminder of 1 race “Da Human Race” a Big Man with a Big Heart. ~*~God Bless you Braddah IZ & Mahalo’s~*~. I can’t say enough or learn enough about this Man. My Heart sails to All “The Hawaiian Nation” with deep respects, Aloha E’
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Name: Tobariska Cabezas
Email: cabezastoby@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 192.147.67.12
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Time: 01:05 PM
Comments
I was just exploring various Web-sites in regards to my favorite musician and thought I’d give Iz a HOLLA. Iz, thanks for the memories, thanks for filling my life with bliss. Don’t ever change.
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Name: Tse Xiong mother of Bee
Email: TSErumpshaker@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 192.147.67.12
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Time: 12:58 PM
Comments
Bruddah Iz… is… my hero. His music is as deep as his belly button.
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Name: patti
Email: patticharron@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 172.135.58.69
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2005
Time: 02:27 PM
Comments
It is a marvelous legacy for Iz to be gone so long now and be here making me smile every single day. God Bless him and his.
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Name: gavin mario haoulikamaliikane nieto
Email: kane20gn2@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 158.135.1.91
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Time: 03:15 PM
Comments
bruddah iz will always be in my heart. i have always enjoyed him music and i always will. i am hawaiian but i live in texas and everytime i hear his music it makes me miss hawaii
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Name: gavin mario haoulikamaliikane nieto
Email: kane20gn2@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 158.135.1.91
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Time: 03:07 PM
Comments
bruddah iz will always be in my heart
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Name: Peter
Email: vassroland@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 193.6.138.75
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, August 22, 2005
Time: 08:02 AM
Comments
Hello!

I am from Hungary. I can listen to Sky Radio (a Dutch radio) via cabel in Hungary. I first listened to IZ’s song entitled “Somewhere over the rainbow” some weeks ago. I had listened to it 3-4 times before I realized that it is sung without any other instrument but a single ukulele. This recognition stroke me and I got interested in the person whose amazing voice made me think there was a whole orchestra in the background. Then I checked the playlist of the radio and found this site. Thank you IZ!

Peter
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Name: CRYSTAL COLLARD
Email: crystal.collard@ivpcare.com
URL:
Remote Name: 209.44.63.71
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Friday, August 19, 2005
Time: 11:17 AM
Comments
I just came back from Maui and was introduced to music of Iz. What a beautiful voice! I have played his CDs constantly since coming home and each time reminded of my trip to Hawaii.
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Name: mspears@advancedcyclotron.com
Email: mspears@advancedcyclotron.com
URL:
Remote Name: 209.52.229.51
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0)
Date: Friday, August 19, 2005
Time: 08:11 AM
Comments
Is he really passed away? He was on every radio in maui the whole time I was there! 😉 He put so much of himself in his music, as long as we play it. He will be here. Hell,… it is already one week past my vacation and he is tagging along in my thoughts. Aloha Dude!
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Name: rl
Email: luke12748@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.73
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2005
Time: 06:02 PM
Comments
Beautiful music–wish I had heard it earlier.
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Name: Leah & Mike Barber
Email: Nohalani1@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 71.110.193.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Time: 04:07 PM
Comments
The most beautiful hawaiian voice we have ever had the pleasure of listening to.
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Name: Peter F. Brady, Jr.
Email: BradLawOff@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.11
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2005
Time: 03:45 PM
Comments
I came upon his music just recently. His voice and songs are among the most beautiful I have heard. I have become a big fan…sadly now that he is gone. God bless.
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Name: stephanie wilder
Email: redfox@xtalwind.net
URL:
Remote Name: 205.160.242.124
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2005
Time: 05:40 AM
Comments
i just purchased iz alone in iz world i really loved the album i wish i could afford to buy all his cds so sorry a man with all his talent died so young
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Name: Jen
Email: americangraphic2@earthlink.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.40.67.183
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/312.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/312
Date: Friday, August 12, 2005
Time: 10:38 AM
Comments
I was married on Sept. 5, 2004 on a beach on on the west coast of Michigan. Our song was ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World’ by IZ. On February. 9, 2005, I gave birth to my son Noah. During delivery, my husband surprised me and played that song. IZ was a talented artist. His music will live on forever.
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Name: Jessica
Email: jeskoa01@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.91.29.82
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2005
Time: 09:14 PM
Comments
My husband was born and raised in the island’s,and for as long as we have been married,we have enjoyed the music of this wonderful man,who’s life was cut to short.I’m from Texas,and meet my husband when we were stationed together.He introduced me to this wonderful voice,that i just simply feel in love with.I thank my husband for introducing me to his music.i will cherish it alway’s.
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Name: Ilan Solimany
Email: isoulman@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.234.27.112
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/412.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412.2
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2005
Time: 08:53 PM
Comments
There are very few people in life who are truly spirtual and wise. Bruddah IZ was and is.

Thank You for the music.

May G-d Bless you and your family.

Sincerely

Ilan Solimany “Soul”

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Name: Jack Lambert
Email: jack_c_lambert@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 140.233.204.35
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2005
Time: 07:23 PM
Comments
The most beautiful thing about this man is that he got dealt a bad hand in life yet he was able to leave us with something that captured the beauty in life rather than what is lacking. I hope to be half the man that Iz was, rest in peace,. thank you.

Jack
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Name: Zoila
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.73
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.0.2) Gecko/20020924 AOL/7.0
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2005
Time: 02:12 PM
Comments
My husband and I discovered Iz last October when we were married in Maui. We were seaching for music to play back at our wedding reception back home when we ran across “Facing Future” We were hooked. We listened to it the entire time we were in Maui. We could’t get enough. Two weeks later at our reception we played our wedding video which was cut to his music.

No matter how chaotic life gets, listening to his amazing music always brings us back to our family, Maui, and the love we felt that day and continue to feel. We’re both sad that he’s gone but grateful to have found the gift he left behind.
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Name: Kim Eveland
Email: burgandy@stny.rr.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.97.187.146
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2005
Time: 07:39 AM
Comments
On vacation recently I was introduced to your music. I ordered Facing Future immediately and while awaiting its arrival I did research. That’s when I found that this “shining star” had prematurely become a shooting star. Thank you for making your mark and sharing your talent with us while you were on this world.
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Name: Donna Breen
Email: clanced@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.147.24.215
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Time: 10:45 AM
Comments
I have heard the song “over the rainbow” many times and loved it, but nobody seemed to know the singer…..I finally tracked it down today only to find sadly that IZ has passed away. Please know his voice calms me, I find it very satisifying spiritually. I’m going to pray to my Dad tonight that he go an find IZ…I know they will be great friends up there! Thank you.
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Name: marie turturro
Email: gardeniabush@bellsouth.net
URL:
Remote Name: 66.156.228.123
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Time: 01:31 PM
Comments
i just recently came upon iz’s music and all i do is play it all day and night and in my car it is so beautiful i only wish i had met him i have been to hawaii so many tims but not to his music may you rest in peace
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Name: diane
Email: dianev02@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 141.154.71.247
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; MSN 9.0;MSN 9.1; MSNbVZ02; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH; MPLUS)
Date: Monday, August 08, 2005
Time: 04:43 PM
Comments
I beleive that people are directed divinly to touch the lives of people in wonderful ways. Brudda Iz…definately did for my family. I am not Hawaiian I’m Portuguese! I love the Hawaiian culture and feel the aloha spirit each time I go to Hawaii. I’ve been in Hawaii 3 times since 1994 and this past spring I was there with my two daughters for the first time, and this is when I heard his beautiful music. When I listed to Iz’s music its almost as if I could scence his emotions as he sang his songs. I am so glad that it was this time around that I learned about him and was extremely sad when I learned he had past away even though it was 8 years ago! May he rest in peace and until we meet again! Aloha P.S. My mom came this time as well and listens to his music frequently and goes on the web to find out more information on him!
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Name: koti
Email: koti[at]aster.pl
URL:
Remote Name: 212.76.33.66
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, August 08, 2005
Time: 12:37 PM
Comments
Genialny muzyk. Szkoda ze nie ma Go juz z nami…
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Name: John & Daly Costanza
Email: email@hellodaly.com
URL: http://www.hellodaly.com
Remote Name: 131.216.60.238
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, August 08, 2005
Time: 10:24 AM
Comments
We were introduced to IZ’s songs by John’s mother and loved it so much, we’re going to play his album during our wedding next year.
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Name: beverly gibson
Email: bevgib@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.61.181.91
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Monday, August 08, 2005
Time: 04:53 AM
Comments
IZ HAS JUST RECENTLY BEEN BORN TO ME. AND TODAY , I SADLY FOUND OUT THAT HE IS GONE. EVEN BEFORE I KNEW THIS HEARTBREAKING NEWS, I WAS VERY ANXIOUS FOR IZ BECAUSE I MYSELF LIVED A LIFE AS A CAPTIVE IN A HUGE BODY. IN RECENT YEARS, I HAVE LOST 250 LBS., WHICH I BELIEVE SAVED MY LIFE. I WANTED TO TELL IZ ABOUT IT. BUT IT IS TOO LATE FOR THAT NOW. AS ONE OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, I BELIEVE THE BIBLE PROMISE THAT IZ WILL BE RESURRECTED IN THE PARADISE HERE ON EARTH. I WANT TO BE THERE TO WELCOME HIM TO THAT “WONDERFUL WORLD”. ALOHA, IZ, BEVERLY
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Name: kristen reyes
Email: allmout808@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 207.200.116.72
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, August 06, 2005
Time: 11:26 PM
Comments
iz will alwys live on
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Name: Kevin Shinn
Email: kdsjls5@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.217.147.245
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, August 05, 2005
Time: 11:37 AM
Comments
KMOX radio in St. Louis, Missouri played Somewhere over the Rainbow about a month or so ago at about 5AM. I heard this while I was at work and didn’t catch who sang it, so I e-mailed the radio station to see if they would call me back. They just called and gave me this web site. The song was so beautiful, that me and a buddy of mine at work both stopped and listened to it. Now I know who sang it and was deeply moved by his life story. Such a shame for someone so talented to have to leave this earth at such a young age. I will be ordering the CD very soon. Thanks,

K. Shinn
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Name: kalamakuaikalani
Email: bigsur2hilo@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.228.4.61
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/412 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2005
Time: 09:39 PM
Comments
bruddah iz-you are and always will be…. the wind beneath our wings. may our hawaiian gods make you an ?aumakua. aloha nui to you.
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Name: Marie
Email: mez824@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.121.21.45
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2005
Time: 04:07 PM
Comments
I’ve been checking this web site and I am so happy that so many people are still being enlightened by Iz so many years after he has passed. I can’t seem to listen to any other CD right now than Facing Future. I’m seeing the world through different eyes. I knew music was powerful, but wow, what a man this Bruddah Iz was!!! If the whole world was listening to his music, I think wars would end..a girl can dream can’t she? Peace to all
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Name: Judy
Email: jdoucet2@verizon.net
URL:
Remote Name: 151.203.244.161
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2005
Time: 02:38 PM
Comments
So sad that he passed at such a young age. May his music live on! Condolences to his family.
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Name: Mirko
Email: soia@scubadiving.com
URL: www.bacqueo.com
Remote Name: 82.186.221.162
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Time: 04:27 AM
Comments
Grande artista che ha lasciato in me dei bei ricordi legati alle sue canzoni e ai miei amori… ciao
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Name: Jack “Daddy” Gentry
Email: jackgentry@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.82.9.58
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Time: 07:16 AM
Comments
Thanks for touching my life. And taking part in motivating and inspiring my musical talents and those of others. I suffer from attention deficeit disorder and my attention span is to small to focus on reading and writing and working on my music. But I listen to your music and it calms me down and helps me focus. Rest in Peace. God Bless You and your land! Jack Gentry Butler, Mo U.S.A.
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Name: Frank
Email: sincerely_yours@cox.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.108.55.175
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Time: 05:39 AM
Comments
God Bless him and keep him. If I am greeted at Heaven’s gates to the sound of Somewhere Over the Rainbow…..Heaven will be a beautiful place.
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Name: eric biren
Email: ericbiren@gmail.com
URL: eric@sjbiren.com
Remote Name: 71.106.209.126
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6
Date: Monday, August 01, 2005
Time: 07:21 PM
Comments
Like all great artists….he was touched by divinity and able to transmit that to many….including me and my family… by his heartfelt singing….L’Chaim Bruddah Israel
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Name: kathy
Email: vchataloha
URL:
Remote Name: 69.110.49.66
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461; Hotbar 4.5.1.0; iebar; FunWebProducts; FDM)
Date: Monday, August 01, 2005
Time: 04:13 PM
Comments
Rest In Peace you beautiful beautiful man, with a wonderful voice & passion – Hope your singing with all the other greats that have passed ….
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Name: Ainz
Email: precious_016@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 206.116.70.37
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 (ax)
Date: Monday, August 01, 2005
Time: 03:24 PM
Comments
I love ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’..it’s just so relaxing. I was unaware of his death and I am sorry for your loss. RIP.
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Name: Patricia Kee
Email: starwoman68@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.156.39.121
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Rogers Hi-Speed Internet)
Date: Monday, August 01, 2005
Time: 12:06 PM
Comments
I must say that when I first heard this song, I couldn’t get the tune out of my head! What a Beautiful, haunting rendition of this song, done by such a beautiful person blessed with the voice of an Angel!..May God Bless you and thanks for touching the whole world with your God-given voice! :-)*..Patricia Kee
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Name: Susan Price
Email: priceclan@webtv.net
URL: Falconer,New York
Remote Name: 4.140.159.208
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; STB; 560×384; MSNTV 4.1; THMDR)
Date: Monday, August 01, 2005
Time: 03:24 AM
Comments
I heard this song on the ER tv- series & knew it was the right choice for music if & when my father passed on. He has had several health problems but was stable. The day I got this cd of the music SOMewhere Over the Rainbow I had no idea my father would pass away one week later. How special it is to hear this song such a beautiful version to help me when Iam sad. The family of this musician need to know even in his death he has enriched the lives of others also struck with grief.THANK YOU 8-01-05
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Name: Robin Brentwood
Email: rbrentwood_1@msn.com
URL: www.seventyxseven.net
Remote Name: 24.56.21.70
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; MSNcOTH; MPLUS)
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2005
Time: 07:19 PM
Comments
Hope yall dont mind but I instantly became a fan of Bruddah IZ and put a link to your site from mine..

I have a small recording studio in Mesa, AZ… Once you hear IZ you get hooked.. R.B.
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Name: Kathleen Hoeschen
Email: katie_2k8@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.30.170.13
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2005
Time: 06:37 PM
Comments
Bruddah IZ will forever live on in our hearts,he is the heart of Aloha to my homeland of Hawaii…I miss my island but for the music of Bruddah IZ carries me home and lets me know no matter where you are in this world the island and Aloha are always with you. God Bless and know his music will forever touch my heart and one day will bring me home again to my island.
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Name: jim
Email: jks@gmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.83.157.162
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; yie6; Advanced Searchbar)
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2005
Time: 05:29 PM
Comments
I have heard “rainbow” many times and it has haunted me since the first time. Being a musician, I marvel at the simplicity of the recording. I will be getting the cd tomorrow and will be crying tomorrow nite! God bless the family and friends of this wonderfully talented man.
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Name: Dajon Ferrell
Email: dnfhalf_pint@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.220.87.171
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2005
Time: 09:02 PM
Comments
Hi! My name is Dajon. I’m getting married in September and using 3 of IZ’s songs!!! His voice is beautiful and I’m so glad that I was able to find him.
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Name: Barbara Sprague
Email: barbara.sprague@gmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.53.62.52
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2005
Time: 07:59 AM
Comments
I recently became a fan after hearing “over the rainbow” on the CBS show “Cold Case” and from that moment on I needed to know the angelic voice of the artist. It wasn’t until I saw the movie “50 first dates” that I learned more and to my dissappointment, he is no longer with us. I feel that his version was better than the original! More touching and for me it I felt that his version was from the heart! I hope to own at least one copy of his cd’s. Unfortunately being unemployed since 09/04 has made that almost impossible.
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Name: marie
Email: mez824@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.121.21.45
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2005
Time: 04:54 AM
Comments
I just picked up my first IZ cd “Facing Future” after hearing Somewhere Over the Rainbow and having to own it once and for all. I ended up falling in love with all of the songs on this CD. What a truly talented man and what beautiful music that will be greatly missed.
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Name: Sukhbir
Email: suk_b@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 203.144.160.244
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, July 29, 2005
Time: 08:39 AM
Comments
I didn’t know IZ, but his Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World is the most beautiful rendition of the songs especially in his most beautiful voice.
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Name: Dan Lach
Email: dan.lach@beaufire.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.112.107.42
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/412.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412.2
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2005
Time: 09:04 AM
Comments
Thank you for the music. You were truly talented. God bless you.
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Name: Elba Matthies
Email: dominicana5@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 71.100.216.57
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; MSNbVZ02; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH)
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Time: 02:23 PM
Comments
I saw Isreal in Hilo in 1996. He was wonderful. I lived in Hilo for 7 years. I’m an island girl from the Dominican Republic. I have never felt more Hawaiian than the night I saw and heard IZ.

Mahalo nui for an unforgettable night IZ. I will always remember. Ellie from Church of Malia Puka O Kalani in Hilo.
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Name: JimJ
Email: imj3333@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 166.5.138.12
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, July 25, 2005
Time: 01:36 PM
Comments
To hear Bruddah Iz is to Love Bruddah Iz. His music is so powerful, and yet so gentle. He can make any grown man cry! He will always live in our hearts and our souls. Mahalo Bruddah…
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Name: Wayne  Fairhurst
Email: postmaster@wfairhurst.plus.com
URL:
Remote Name: 84.92.169.250
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/412.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412.2
Date: Monday, July 25, 2005
Time: 07:27 AM
Comments
I first heard over the rainbow/wonderful world in an episode of E.R. and was dissapointed not to read in the credits who the singer was. Then I happened to watch the Sean Connery movie Finding Forrester and finally found out who the song belonged to. I have subsequently logged onto this page and found out about the death of IZ which just so happens to coincide with my birthday. This kind of serendipity does not happen often and I am extremely grateful to have been enlightened by this wonderful singer and intend to search for further recordings. THANK YOU IZ.
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Name: kalani
Email: lapdgirl3@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.121.52.2
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2005
Time: 11:37 PM
Comments
THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS MY FEELINGS OF THIS GREAT MAN..HIS MUSIC WILL LIVE WITH US FOREVER…

I ASKED GOD FOR A RIVER AND HE GAVE ME AN OCEAN

I ASKED GOD FOR A FLOWER AND HE GAVE ME A GARDEN

I ASKED GOD FOR A FRIEND.. HE GAVE ME THE IZ…ISLAND MUSIC OF LOVE

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Name: denise
Email: tuckersgonepostal@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 67.170.8.106
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2005
Time: 04:28 PM
Comments

I just recently discovered this music while in Waikiki in Sept 04. I now have three of IZ’s CD’s and listen to them all the time. They never leave my car. I am coming to WAIKIKI again in August 05 to get married and plan on using on of his songs at our ceremony. I absolutely love this music. I’m so sad to hear that he is gone.
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Name: Dave
Email: Dfransz1@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.58.89.120
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2005
Time: 09:41 AM
Comments
In Holland “over the rainbow” is becomming a hit because it was used in a comercial. One of the best so far I heard
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Name: Zoe
Email: YUMMO@hotmail.co.uk
URL:
Remote Name: 80.45.178.157
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2005
Time: 02:06 PM
Comments
I am 14 yrs old and im british. i didnt no of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole until today. i Heard his stunning version of over the rainbow and it flowed through me with great warmth. never have i heard a voice of such beauty. a true voice of an angel. . thank you for the warmth you gave me. you will live forever in my heart. rest in peace.xxx
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Name: Francovizione
Email: degadgetmaster@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.172.7.158
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; {7FD9E972-A87C-45DE-92B8-A365875C31B9}; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, July 22, 2005
Time: 12:22 PM
Comments
Wished to know him earlier. He’s music is the best.
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Name: Mike Korandovitch
Email: mike.korandovitch@us.army.mil
URL:
Remote Name: 155.217.1.35
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, July 22, 2005
Time: 09:22 AM
Comments
In ’04 – we vacationed in Kona, and in the music rack was Iz- Facing Future. It soon became the music we played the most, and I came home with a copy.

We came back to Kona this year, and I added “Alone in IZ World” to my collection. It was’t until I had a chance to read the liner notes that I learned of Iz’ death.

I’ve since bought all of his cds, his songbook and a couple of T-shirts, one for me and one for my grandson. His favorite music is rap, but he, too, loves Iz’ music.

I’m sad that Iz has left us, and I wonder what great music and spirit he would have brought us. But I’m glad that so much of his work is still there for us to enjoy.

Even though it’s been some years now, and time has a way of easing our sorrow, my heart goes out to Marlene and Ceslieanne, and to all of us for the loss of such a wonderful soul.

Mahalo, Iz, for all of your beautiful music and your spirit of aloha.

MK- 22/07/05
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Name: W Rosing
Email: wimrosing@home.nl
URL:
Remote Name: 82.73.98.10
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, July 22, 2005
Time: 07:02 AM
Comments
do you people know that the song “somewhere over the rainbow is very popular in the Netherlands at this moment?

22-07-2005
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Name: Kara
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 69.242.106.183
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3 (ax)
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2005
Time: 07:17 PM
Comments
you made beautiful music. you will be missed. God bless you.
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Name: Tracy Routh
Email: tracyrouth@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.242.163.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/312.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/312
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2005
Time: 06:36 PM
Comments
I am going to play some of IZ’s music at my wedding reception. I am so excited to share his music with everyone. It will make my day even better and I am sure everyone will feel will be as excited about him as I am. I am sad that when we take our honeymoon to Hawaii that I will not be able to see him perform. It would have complimented our adventure. I feel lucky to have discovered Israel’s music.
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Name: Will
Email: willacekai42@gmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.178.50.166
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2005
Time: 03:42 PM
Comments
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was a man of great talent. he was a big insperation to me and i enjoy his gift, his music, every day.
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Name: Angela  Wester
Email: funnelcakes_99@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 70.178.112.106
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2005
Time: 11:15 AM
Comments
Just recently discovered Iz and now am extremely saddened and grieved to know that his beautiful voice has left this earth. I visited Ouahu last year and wish now I had heard some of his music before going I think I would have appreciated the experience in a different way. I am so sorry to his family for their loss of this beautiful, gentle giant.
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Name: Valerie Robosson
Email: kb8bns@tc3net.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.112.218.201
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Alexa Toolbar)
Date: Monday, July 18, 2005
Time: 02:04 PM
Comments
I love his music. It takes me back to Aloha when I need it most.
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Name: Papa Sean
Email: papasean1@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 210.246.36.67
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, July 18, 2005
Time: 01:56 PM
Comments
e tangi kau ana te ngakau i te rongotanga atu ki nga moteatea, ki nga waiata aroha o to iwi i kawea e to reo, me he korokoro tui.

I was given an IZ CD when i first visited hawaii and I now have all the CDs and DVDs. we sing your songs to remind ourselves that we are all tghe one people in the pacific

You were and still are the man

you took the words of your tupuna and translated them into songs we could feel in the depths of our being

I am inspired to look at the effects of colonization on our people, our land and our atua.

E kore e ngaro te kakano i ruia mai i rangiatea, i tawhiti pamamao, ki Hawaiki ra ano

Kua mau ki te ahi kainga i runga i te pono ki Hawaiki ra
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Name: Jayne Steeves
Email: jaynesteeves@shaw.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 24.66.94.140
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, July 18, 2005
Time: 12:48 PM
Comments
Not knowing IZ’s music much more then the Beautiful song Over the Rainbow, I purchased Alone In IZ World & it truly touched me. Living in Hawaii for two wonderful years as a nurse many years ago, he has so brought Hawaii back to me. I am sure he is so missed. I am very sorry for his passing even though it was a few years ago. He still will always touch people around the world. Yours truly; Jayne Steeves Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Name: Matthew
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 86.130.234.44
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Monday, July 18, 2005
Time: 11:49 AM
Comments
Hello from the UK, have just discovered this wonderful artist. Was gutted to find out he’d passed away.

R.I.P and long live those wonderful songs, you can all be very proud…
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Name: Chris
Email: carpenterchristopher@lycos.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.19.245.20
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; ezn-ie5-r77-32; SV1)
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2005
Time: 06:38 AM
Comments
We miss you IZ and beautifully tender voice.
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Name: Lysa
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 68.94.175.174
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; YPC 3.0.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2005
Time: 04:38 AM
Comments
His music is the most beautiful I have ever heard. I cannot keep from crying regardless of the intent of the songs because the arrangments alone are amazingly perfect and bring me unprecedented joy.
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Name: Malinda
Email: mal.len@bigpond.com
URL:
Remote Name: 144.134.211.203
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Time: 08:01 PM
Comments
The song is unbelievable! I first heard this song on an australian tv show, then on an add, then once again I hear this music from heaven on 50 first dates so I went out and bought the cd-soundtrack only to find out the song doesnt appear. What a waste! I am currently still trying to get a hold of this song. can anyone help? it is the most beautiful song in the world.
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Name: JANET BURKITT
Email: geckogal50@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 207.200.116.72
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Time: 06:15 PM
Comments
When someone asks “who would you like to meet in person?” my answer is always IZ..he has the most beautiful, pure voice I have ever heard….his is the only music played in my car…….and I must admit I sing along…LOUD and Proud…when I get to heaven, you can bet IZ will be one of the first angels I look for….He was truly a blessing to us all .. and remains so daily in his music…I watch his DVD often and I must admit, I cry every time………. Much ALOHA IZ I love ya, Janet

 
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Name: Joan Webster
Email: jojohnwebster@att.net
URL:
Remote Name: 12.73.254.163
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; AT&T CSM6.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Time: 04:51 PM
Comments
I had never heard Bruddah Iz until 50 First Dates. His voice has haunted me ever since. What a loss for the whole music world.
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Name: Bryan Ditman
Email: bditman@kbla.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.100.196.242
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Time: 01:56 PM
Comments
His version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is, just simply, one of the most beautiful recordings ever made… Peace and Love…
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Name: Fabiola Rivas Elias
Email: fabyrivas@viabcp.com
URL:
Remote Name: 200.37.27.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Time: 08:42 AM
Comments
Thank you for your music, God keeps IZ in his heart.
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Name: Keiko
Email: Animegirl73@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Time: 04:20 PM
Comments
i don’t have anything really unique to say…because Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole was truly a great man with an astonishing voice.i found out ’bout him only like a week ago, on my visit to Hawai’i. i was on a tour bus and i heard his music…and as soon as i could i got up and asked the bus driver who sang the songs…and he was more than happy to confuse me..now i have two of Iz’s Cd’s..he’s awesome..and many ppl in the U.S. really miss him…Mahalo
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Name: Evelyn Arndt
Email: evelynmma@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; AOL 8.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Time: 02:20 PM
Comments
Recently I was watching “50 First Dates” and heard this beautiful rendition of “somewhere over the rainbow”. I tried to catch the name of the artist on the credits but only saw Israel. I finally tracked it down and now have a copy of that with “what a wonderful world” . I couldnt believe the voice I was hearing. It was so haunting and beautiful. I am so sad to know that he is gone from this earth. My condolences to his family. He will live on with his music.
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Name: DK Akina
Email: ceryno@ckt.net
URL:
Remote Name: 216.49.243.154
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; DigExt; SV1)
Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Time: 01:22 PM
Comments
Since leaving the islands I have been a fan of Iz’s music. It always made me feel a little closer to the things I’ve loved and the things I will miss forever. Peace and Music Bra’
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Name: Lee & Ilene Damicone
Email: leeandilene@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 71.109.224.90
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; MSN 9.0;MSN 9.1; MSNbVZ02; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH; MPLUS)
Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Time: 12:42 PM
Comments
We continue to listen to his music every day and continue to enjoy watching his performance on DVD.

We miss him as we are sure you do,Marlene.

Love Lee and Ilene Damicone
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Name: Petra
Email: petrastremmelaar@home.nl
URL:
Remote Name: 82.72.58.127
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Time: 12:29 PM
Comments
Hi,

I just learned about Iz, and I am sad that he past away already at such a young age. Trhough his songs he will live on and on!
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Name: Steve
Email: dumbassjsb3@gmail.com
URL: http://www.google.com
Remote Name: 24.70.95.203
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2005
Time: 05:50 PM
Comments
Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole was probably one of the best artists that i have ever heard in my lifetime, smooth, calm music… R.I.P Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole 🙁
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Name: Terry
Email: terrymolina@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.253.32.114
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; ONLINE 5.5)
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2005
Time: 12:45 PM
Comments
I just recently discovered Israel’s music and wanted to say thank you – his beautiful spirit lives on through his uplifting and joyful music.
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Name: Billy Lawson
Email: billy.lawson@tesco.net
URL:
Remote Name: 62.253.0.9
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2005
Time: 08:57 AM
Comments
I have not long seen the movie “50 First Dates”, We dont really got to the movies much so we caught it on TV, a few years after it was made. I was stunned by the song at the end of the movie, “Over The Rainbow”, His voice just carried me away and sent a shiver down my spine, It was a fitting end to such a good movie. I wsent to a music store to look for the soundtack, but was shocked when i got home and the tune was not on it. Some ground work i found that it was sung by Israel, I was shocked to find that he had since pasted on. I look forward to hearing more of his music in the weeks to come, I just wish i heard of him sooner. What a loss to the world, a gentle man with a voice of angles. It would have been a gift to hear what work he would have produced in the future. Billy Lawson, Scotland, UK
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Name: Ann-Marie Fitzpatrick
Email: amfitz@frontiernet.net
URL:
Remote Name: 209.210.32.249
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; FrontierIN)
Date: Saturday, July 09, 2005
Time: 05:56 AM
Comments
My grandaughter was born on your beloved island of Hawaii. She had flaming red hair and when people saw her they lovingly would stroke her little head. Your people left an everlasting mark in my heart and as I listen now to your music I will always have these memories thanks to you. Aloha
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Name: Marguerite
Email: magpie@cascadeaccess.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.233.105.174
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Date: Friday, July 08, 2005
Time: 11:35 PM
Comments
Like many others who have posted here, I was captured forever the first time I heard his voice, and searched until I found all I could. I still cry from missing him, even though I never met him. I have been listening to all of his his CD’s for about 4 years now, and I never get tired of them, even though I barely listen to anything else. I think what shines through him to me is some kind of Hope, which has been lost in so many parts of our lives, with all the unbelievably bad world troubles, and the troubles with religions. My own faith in God is very confused, and sometimes I think I am hanging on just by his voice. My favorite song is one of the hymns, “I Ke Alo O Jesu” from E Ala E, which I know by heart even though I don’t understand the words. But I get a sense of blessing from it anyway. So Iz, Thanks and thanks and mahalo and mahalo, for doing your job in the world, and doing it so well. I miss you like my own brother.
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Name: Julie B
Email: Thunder-struck@msn.com
URL: www.motherearthmarketplace.net
Remote Name: 4.143.95.62
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)
Date: Friday, July 08, 2005
Time: 04:37 PM
Comments
Dear IZ, I never knew you when you were on this earth, but I feel your spirit now as I play your beautiful songs. You touch the lifes of people all over the world and I just wanted to say Mahalo.

Aloha, Julie
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Name: Kelly Elter
Email: kellyelter@shaw.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 24.70.95.203
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, July 08, 2005
Time: 10:49 AM
Comments
To those of you who have been moved… I found some peace in a terrible time and place through Iz’s music and know we have all been blessed by his presence.
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Name: Scott
Email: soontekoh34@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.245.33.171
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, July 07, 2005
Time: 01:02 PM
Comments
I get teary eyed everytime I hear a song from IZ. I just recently discovered his music and it saddens me to know he will make music no longer. I do however find joy when I watch my children listen to his music and dance with huge smiles on. He is the kind of guy everybody wants to know and be friends with. I sure would have been grateful to have that honor. God bless IZ and his family and friends.

Scott
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Name: beth erickson
Email: erickson-winemiller@worldnet.att.net
URL:
Remote Name: 12.77.173.146
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; AT&T CSM6.0; AT&T CSM 6.0; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Time: 09:34 PM
Comments
I was in honolulu the day your dad died. It broke my heart. I’ve never felt such a lost in our life’s as i have when your dad died. We all lost so much. I wish we could all be as loving as your dad. God Bless him. love @ aloha beth
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Name: Taylor Brown
Email: biljas4@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 206.123.92.69
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Time: 12:06 PM
Comments
I wish that Iz was still alive so I could see him perform in person. I just discovered his music from my grandparents and I enjoy his singing very much. I am ten years old and live in Texas, but I want to go to Hawaii one day, but then, I hate to see Hawaii get even more modernized like Izzy sang about.
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Name: John
Email:
URL: www.myspace,com/youfirst
Remote Name: 69.14.214.49
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Time: 08:25 AM
Comments
What an amazing piece of melody and vocals and uke! Im inspired to buy one now, and like a sap, i’ve been listening to his somewhere over the rainbow in my room over and over for about 20 minutes now. I don’t think Iz realized how special of a song he was doing, one take, at 2 in the morning. To have something like this affect me years after his passing only makes me wish i could have learned about him sooner. I can’t wait to go to hawaii.
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Name: Kristi
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 136.1.1.154
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461; F-6.0SP1-20030218)
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Time: 07:33 AM
Comments
I’ve known and loved Iz’ music for a while, but after going to Hawaii in May of ’05 and seeing the places and things he sings about, I am even more touched by him and his music. It is amazing how much he is still present in Hawaii – his cds are everywhere and his music is still played frequently on the radio. Now listening to his music brings back all my memories of Hawaii’s beauty and culture. Thanks.
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Name: beena
Email: littlemonster_007@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 61.246.58.115
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Time: 02:01 AM
Comments
i read Mr Thomas Gary’s Comment Abd felt as If he had written exactly what i wanted to write.i am from india and when i happened to hear the song at the end of the movie “finding forrester” i immidietly tried to know the singer and felt sad to know that he is no more.his voice and music is great.i would definetly try to get to hear the other songs of his……..
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Name: edie provencial
Email: ediepro2004@yahoo.com
URL: yahoo.com
Remote Name: 24.111.100.246
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Time: 07:27 PM
Comments
I just started searching for him today and was saddend by the loss of a great soul whose music has kept me alive with his beautiful voice and style of music. I am also a native to the usa. I will search all I can on him and thank his beautiful memory and his medley of over the rainbow…Pi-la-amay IZ, may you walk with the Gods. Hou my Kola, Edie.
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Name: Kapunakaneola
Email: Hookele1@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.114.207.222
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Time: 03:27 PM
Comments
I have grown up listening to the voice of Bruddah IZ in my household. Although I have not lived on the islands, that is where my family and our history comes from and the voice of Bruddah IZ has inspired us all Hawaiians.

You will always be in the heart of every Hawaiian. Hawaii will not forget you Bruddah IZ.
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Name: Kasper van mens
Email: limbzkit_generation@hotmail.com
URL: www.titfuck.nl
Remote Name: 213.84.158.108
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Time: 07:21 AM
Comments
Bruddah Iz, is such a jummy fella. Lekker ventje.

kort en krachtig is het belangerijkst.
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Name: Brent Cramb
Email: brentcramb101@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 144.139.133.223
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; BPH32_57a; SV1)
Date: Monday, July 04, 2005
Time: 04:44 PM
Comments
I live in Australia and have only just now heard Iz’s music, I am truly sorry that Iz is gone for his music was amazing, so pure and free. we have lost a truly great musician.
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Name: shannon
Email: AedanMyLuv5@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.135
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Hotbar 4.6.1)
Date: Monday, July 04, 2005
Time: 04:32 PM
Comments
What a wonderful gift for my newborn son,To be able to hear your beautiful voice. I struggled with finding out who you were as an artist. I couldn’t get your information, not knowing I had the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” the entire time. On a sound track. I cry every time we listen to it, but feel so surrounded by love. Thanks for making our hearts smile.

~May you be at peace where ever you may be~ Shannon & Aedan
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Name: this person
Email: dumbassjsb@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.70.95.203
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, July 04, 2005
Time: 12:30 PM
Comments
He was a great artist, and made beautiful hawaiian music for the world to hear R.I.P Israel 🙁
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Name: wout wadie
Email: wj.wadie@chello.nl
URL:
Remote Name: 62.194.247.41
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, July 04, 2005
Time: 10:18 AM
Comments
thanks for the music, due to a commercial in the netherlands-Europe his song “over the rainbow” is a huge huge hit over here (july 2005), everybody wonders who this singer is. Now we know. We still look for the albums to be put on sale here. Thanks for letting us share his music.
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Name: LOIS JOCKERS
Email: ljockers@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.95.0.225
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; (R1 1.3); .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Sunday, July 03, 2005
Time: 03:10 PM
Comments
I WAS INTRODUCED TO IZ AND HIS MUSIC IN SEP 2004. MY BEST FRIEND AND I VISITED HAWAII ONCE AGAIN AND STAYED IN A RENTAL HOME AT SHARKS COVE. THE OWNER HAD HIS CD’S AND WE LISTENED TO THEM DAILY. SINCE MY RETURN HOME I HAVE BOUGHT ALL HIS CD’S AND DVD’S. I LISTEN TO THEM NIGHTLY WHILE I GO TO BED. WHAT A GOD GIVEN TALENT!! I WISH I COULD HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HIM IN PERSON.LET HIS FAMILY ONCE AGAIN HEAR HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIS MUSIC. HE MUST HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL MAN WITH A BIG HEART. WISH HIS FAMILY WOULD WRITE A BOOK ABOUT HIS LIFE .I VISITED HIS MONUMENT IN JUNE 2005 AND ENJOYED SEEING IT. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL TALENT TO US ALL. DALLAS TEXAS.
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Name: german
Email: germanchinen@yahoo.com.ar
URL:
Remote Name: 65.95.33.229
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, July 03, 2005
Time: 09:10 AM
Comments
escuche la cancion por primera ves viendo alguna pelicula,tiempo despues en una recopilacion de musica del mundo.vivo en montreal solo,a veces el invierno resulta duro, sobretodo cuando uno lo pasa solo,pero esa cancion me hizo sonreir y tambien llorar,no puedo explicar la confusion de sentimientos entre tristeza y alegria,la infancia y quizas el reencontrar mi fe,pero no alargare estas lineas solo para decirte gracias israel.

german.
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Name: José Campos
Email: josecampos@operamail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 201.255.169.106
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; es-ES) Opera 8.01
Date: Saturday, July 02, 2005
Time: 07:20 PM
Comments
Lo he conocido por la banda de Sonido de “Meet Joe Black” y su voz me ha conmovido,lastima haberlo perdido tan joven
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Name: Hone Nuku Tarawhiti
Email: kaitiaki1@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 130.217.76.77
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, July 02, 2005
Time: 04:17 PM
Comments
E te Rangatira ehoa moe mai ra! Moe mai ra ki nga tini me nga mano hei whetu i te rangi, ka taea e koe i te paki o Matariki.Ahakoa kua ngaro to reo puoro ka rongo tonu i taku ngakau.

Farewell to a Brother and taonga o Ha’aii. I was not priviledged to have met Bruddah IZ in real life but his music is incredible and lovely to listen too.I first heard his CD from a cousin of mine called Nephi Prime that was living in Ha’aii.I bow my head in silence and I hope that whoever is reading this right now can just pause with me for one minute…! only one minute!………….. ……………. Haere ra te totara o te ao puoro! (farewell oh great tree from the world(Maori) of music.)

Pai Marire

Hone
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Name: jesse
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 67.170.97.142
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, July 01, 2005
Time: 09:34 PM
Comments
thank you so much!!!
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Name: Jerry Justin
Email: justlings02@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.252.156.221
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2005
Time: 08:05 PM
Comments
I was unaware of Broter IZ’s music until after his death. I feel a personal loss as if he were a personal friend. His music will live on forever along with other great singers. Will there ever be another? If so, please step up and take your place! GSJ
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Name: Scott
Email: SilentWalker1@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 141.151.110.50
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2005
Time: 07:20 AM
Comments
May you rest in peace,and may your family be blessed in knowing that you`re music touched many.God bless
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Name: Umberto
Email: umbertomaciel@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 200.180.160.111
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Time: 08:09 AM
Comments
Now you can fly … somewhere over the rainbow exist a wonderful world …. … from Brazil …
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Name: Joey
Email: codename.fred@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.17.119.222
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; (R1 1.5); .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Time: 10:19 PM
Comments
I am in love with this man!
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Name: Julie Mullenix
Email: gsussavs1@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.254.16.200
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Time: 09:23 PM
Comments
I have also just recently become familiar with IZ and his music after a trip to Hawaii. What a beautiful voice!!!!
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Name: Diane Birdsall
Email: pinkpisces@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 203.54.188.40
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Hotbar 4.6.1)
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Time: 03:33 PM
Comments
I have just been introduced to the wonderful world of music by IZ through my USA penpal of 8 years. I live in Australia and was brought up with music and my father playing the ukelele and banjo. God Bless IZ and may he rest in peace knowing that his music has lived on in many making lives happy and at peace with themselves. His music certainly gets to the very soul. My warmest regards to his wife, daughter and family. God Bless, Diane x
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Name: Vince Glaviano
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 68.77.14.78
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; MSN 9.0;MSN 9.1; MSNbMSNI; MSNmen-ca; MSNcOTH)
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Time: 08:42 AM
Comments
“Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” touched me deeply the first time heard it, and it will every time I hear it…I watched Meet Joe Black last night and unexpectedly was serenaded with it again. Looking at photos of people (and pets) who’ve passed to the other side, the song brings tears to my eyes. It also, more positively, reminds me of Fiji, which I traveled to with P2P last summer. I’m deeply saddened that I didn’t know who Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was when he was alive. But His legacy lives on ~
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Name: Jami
Email: gregandjami@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 207.214.63.10
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Time: 05:34 AM
Comments
Da best music ever!!
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Name: Rob
Email: budu_skippy@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 83.71.34.159
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, June 27, 2005
Time: 08:01 PM
Comments
I just discovered this great man, such a beautiful soft voice and lyrics from such a great big fella.

I am Now and from this point on will be a fan.

We have lost an angel !
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Name: Tammy Hollingsworth
Email: tlynn1730@bellsouth.net
URL:
Remote Name: 136.205.16.3
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, June 27, 2005
Time: 07:39 AM
Comments
I think he has an angelic voice…I am always loving “somewhere over the rainbow”…This world will surely not be the same. He seems to be too great to leave so soon….now he must sing with the angels.

Tammy
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Name: Adam
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 86.42.12.167
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, June 27, 2005
Time: 07:34 AM
Comments
Beautiful man, beautiful voice and a peaceful soul.

Take care Iz
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Name: Jack Spencer
Email: jack31961@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 12.153.200.218
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2005
Time: 08:52 PM
Comments
What can I say about this beautiful man? You hear his music, and the tears start flowing. Wonderful tears.
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Name: Marlon von Franquemont
Email: marlon@egofriendlypackageddesign.co.uk
URL: www.egofriendlypackageddesign.co.uk
Remote Name: 145.52.249.161
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2005
Time: 10:18 AM
Comments
Hola,

At the moment theres a commercial on the tele with the song of IZ somewehere… what a beautyfull song theres so much emotion in it i can hear it has been made with a lot of love… i thought its so simple but why do i feel this way. I wanted to say that IZ lives on… (i just noticed he died in 1997) its very sad but i wanted to let you know that he lives on also in my heart.

With a lot of respect from the netherlands, Marlon von Franquemont.
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Name: Gina Melody
Email: son_son@xtra.co.nz
URL:
Remote Name: 210.86.46.116
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2005
Time: 12:31 AM
Comments
Tena koutou e nga Raurangatira ma mai nga motu o te Moana Nui a Kiwa.

I mihi to you Iz on this day when your feet stopped walking this earth and started walking along side our Tupuna,(ancestors) 8 years ago today.

Thank you for all your songs that piece together for me some of the history of Hawaii. As I drove along the highway to the Bishop museum listening to Hawaii 78 on my CD player, I cried as I looked out the window at what you were singing about. And then to arrive at the Bishop and mihi to you and your Tupuna before entering the museum I felt the pain of you and your people the same as I feel ours.

I look forward to my return next year and long to visit the Big Island this round. Thank you for your music Iz, your music, songs and words will be with me forever! And to your Ohana, I thank you too!

Mahalonui from Aotearoa, New Zealand Gina
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Name: GEORGE AND DAVID HAIGHT
Email: LATINODAWG96744@YAHOO.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 24.250.167.208
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, June 24, 2005
Time: 06:44 PM
Comments
Bruddah IZ,what more can we say.His voice is ALOHA.When I first moved to Hawaii,the spirit of aloha is everywhere.I happened to be listening to Fm 105 and heard a voice,a voice that would bring such peace to my heart.And that voice was that of Bruddah IZ.I have moved back to Texas,for a short while.Everytime I here IZ’s cd in my truck,I long to return back to Hawaii.Two things I miss the most Bruddah IZ,and Hawaii..
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Name: DONNA
Email: DONNAWRIGHT_51@HOTMAIL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 216.145.72.106
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, June 24, 2005
Time: 04:24 PM
Comments
hE WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PERSON THRU HIS VOICEAND IN PERSON.gOD BLESS HIS WIFE AND FAMILY FOR HAVUNG HIM IN THEIR LIVES. i FEEL HE WAS A GIFT OF god .! THAT HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL VOICE. wISHED i HAD HEARD HIM EARLIER . i HAD ONLY RECENTLY HEARD HIM. i WAS SO SADDEN TO HEAR OF HIS DEATH. gOD WI;LL HOLD HIM IN HIS BOOSEM. yOU COULD TELL WITH HIS VOICE, HE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL . hIS SONGS TOUCHED YOUR HEART.yOU COULD FEEL IT. i DIDN,T KNOW HIM, BUT;HE WAS A CHILD OF god! i WISHED i DID KNOW HIM, hE WAS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE AND OUT!! nO MATTER THE SIZE!!!!!!
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Name: HAUNANI MERCK-SPENCER
Email: HAUNANISPENCER@HOTMAIL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 67.121.237.238
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, June 24, 2005
Time: 12:07 PM
Comments
I want to say that I now live in California and believe it or not that we have commerical’s here for local hospital that plays IZ’s songs when my dad SONNY MERCK passed away 06/21/01 people dedicated on particular song YOU MAY GO NOW not sure it that is the correct name but everytime I hear IZ sing it makes me home sick and total chicken skin. I feel like he is still alive just like my dad. Love da music and da iz me ke aloha pumehana, haunani mahina napua & kaleo Merck – Spencer
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Name: Cameron Hart
Email: Grinderhart@earthlink.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.199.84.15
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.5.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.12
Date: Friday, June 24, 2005
Time: 04:52 AM
Comments
I am 15 years old and i stumbled on to “somewhere over the rainbow/what a wonderful world” and that song truly moved me. I then looked iz up on line and i found out that he had passed away. This made his music even more powerful. He still is speaking to the people through his music. My greatest sympathy to the family…
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Name: Margrit De Cesare
Email: mben-mansour@ohchr.org
URL:
Remote Name: 192.91.247.212
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, June 24, 2005
Time: 02:38 AM
Comments
One morning, in the middle of the crowded, noisy traffick over here in Europe I heard the softest voice ever in my life. I was fascinated and so happy when the title was announced: Somewhere over the rainbow – Israel Ka – I didn’t get more but that was enough to enable me to find the CD. Now I can listen to this beautiful voice endlessly. It fills my heart with peace knowing that not far from here, just somewhere over the rainbow, a very special human being is still able to make people happy. Thank you – Mag
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Name: Heidi Griffiths
Email: heidi.griff@tiscali.co.uk
URL:
Remote Name: 80.41.227.154
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; CDsource=v2.15e.04; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Time: 10:43 AM
Comments
Heard “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” on the credits of “Meet Joe Black” and fell in love with. It sends goosepimples over me i love it so much. After further investigation of who sang it i discovered such a brilliant artist. What a credit to the music industry. May the music live on as such a tribute to a wonderful man.
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Name: Nevlynn
Email: nevlynnjanssen@gmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 212.115.150.195
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Time: 02:01 AM
Comments
The song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What a Wonderful World” was used for a dutch commercial. Now it’s being played on the radio. It’s nice to know that his music still touches the soles of people.
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Name: Patrick Stibbs
Email: pstibbs@thinksacco.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.40.10.208
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Time: 12:51 PM
Comments
I just heard Facing Future for the first time. Loved it. Was very saddened to learn that Iz had passed away so many years ago. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and daughter, They must be very proud of him.
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Name: Susan Johnson
Email: ashgrovemo@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 70.242.167.204
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; YPC 3.0.3; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Monday, June 20, 2005
Time: 05:29 PM
Comments
By the time we were introduced to Iz he was already deceased. I love his soulful voice. Even though I have never seen him except in pictures he seems like a gentle spirit. He has touched my heart. SR
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Name: Marena Kosko
Email: marenak@adelphia.net
URL:
Remote Name: 67.22.245.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Date: Monday, June 20, 2005
Time: 08:42 AM
Comments
Although i live on the east coast of the US my family has alwaya had a strong connection to Hawaii. My father was born there and now we visit almost every year. Ever since i was very young i listened to his amazing music. I have always loved it, and even now that this talented singer is gone he is still remembered on the islands and every where else in the world.
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Name: dylan
Email: skateboarding305@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 70.64.26.87
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2005
Time: 06:02 PM
Comments
israel Was a Awesome singer i love his songs they are so relaxing
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Name: Nancy Meyers
Email: Qutepie@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.109.4.4
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2005
Time: 11:54 AM
Comments
A beautiful voice. Just love his music. My condolences.
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Name: The Wizard of ‘OZ’
Email: The_Wizard_of_OZ@shaw.ca
URL: http://members.shaw.ca/The_Wizard_of_OZ/home.html
Remote Name: 24.66.94.140
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2005
Time: 03:42 AM
Comments
I love IZ’s music! The one I like most is ‘Over the rainbow/ what a wonderful world’!!! I only wish I knew of him before. He has such a soothing effect with his music… and that will live forever!
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Name: Patti Ribeiro
Email: pribe55049@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Friday, June 17, 2005
Time: 07:08 PM
Comments
What a beautiful talent. What a kind and gentle soul. IZ was truly a gift to us.
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Name: Nick
Email: usnpoet@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.91.66.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2005
Time: 07:51 AM
Comments
I moved to this land four years ago, and though I have to travel, I will return here again in the future. I came to Oahu as Haole with no real knowledge of the land and people, and felt the powers of the spirits.

I heard Hawaii 78 for the first time (listened that is, a week before I left) I cried, even though I don’t know your ancestors here, I feel as though they are in fact, my own.

I had the pleasure of being able to go the Pali at night and participate in a blessing to Pele, an unforgettable experience.

Mahalo, Hawaii….people, places, geckos(my amuakua), and spirits. And thank you IZ, for doing what is the hardest thing to do, remind people of the truth.

Nick Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Name: vito a. capone
Email: caponearr@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 199.31.3.198
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2005
Time: 07:04 AM
Comments
I am new to his music. What started listening to him was somewhere over the rainbow. When I found out he ws singing it and I bought more of his CDs. The song I love the most is Hawai’i 78 listenting to the music, words and voices stirs something inside me that is hard to describe. It touches something deep inside of me that I play it over and over and is sort of a meditation I can relax to.
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Name: Marco
Email: gaga.m13@pt.lu
URL: /
Remote Name: 83.99.35.221
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2005
Time: 06:46 AM
Comments
One of the best songs I ever heard…

Over the Rainbow ft what a wonderfull world

IZ, thank you for this unforgetable version of those songs mixed together.

People like you are what this world needs …

… why do they leave us so young ?
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Name: Value City Merchandise
Email: sales@valuecitymerchandise.com
URL: www.valuecitymerchandise.com
Remote Name: 68.40.26.152
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: Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Time: 08:53 PM
Comments
We love his music, He will be deeply missed.
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Name: Julie
Email: azuljalapeno@yahoo.com
URL: yahoo
Remote Name: 65.35.150.23
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Roadrunner; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Time: 02:57 PM
Comments
I just wanted to say how much I enjoy Iz’s voice and resonance. I didn’t know that a song I have enjoyed very much was performed by him, and I am pleased to know now. There is something very innocent yet haunting about his voice that strikes a chord within myself–I get goosebumps- -and it takes me back to a place in my childhood I had forgotten. Thank you, Iz, for the beautiful gift you gave to us.
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Name: Wim
Email: www.woderis@hotmail.com
URL: none
Remote Name: 83.112.142.88
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Time: 01:31 PM
Comments
A song so simple and pure, a perfect harmony of sounds and words, to be remembered ’till the end of our days.

Just found out….

Cette chanson me touche profondément.

Peace to you and your family, from all my heart
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Name: Mike Hill
Email: HMILL1651@MSN.COM
URL: none
Remote Name: 71.108.245.57
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: Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Time: 07:59 AM
Comments
I served aboard the USS Kamehameha in the 1970s and attended her inactivation at Pearl Harbor in 2001. After my first visit i discovered a place I strongly wish to call HOME. That plan is in the works. I was introduced to IZ’s music last year and I am absolutly inspired by his sound and honesty. I just would like all to know that he is still effecting everyone who listens to his music and words of wisdom. Except for the Judge and the Ducks. :>) Althouh I am not Hawaiian by blood, IZ has put me in a hawaiian frame of mind. Regards, Mike Hill
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Name: Rich T
Email: contact@amauivacationrental.com
URL: http://www.websiteshawaii.com
Remote Name: 66.133.249.17
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.23; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Monday, June 13, 2005
Time: 11:18 PM
Comments
Braddah IZ… Right on for being you and sharing that person with the rest of us. Your spirit soars!
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Name: thelma
Email: thelma_espinosa@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 203.76.252.214
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2005
Time: 02:35 AM
Comments
iz’s song “somewhere over the rainbow” somehow melt my heart. the more i listen to it, the more i appreciate the song as well as its meaning. at this point, i plan to hopefully get a copy of it, though i know it would be a little difficult as to securing a copy because it was only in the movies like “50 first dates” & “meet joe black” that i got the chance to first hear the song. can somebody please help me on this, i’m dead serious into getting a copy? thanks… iz rocks!
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Name: thelma
Email: thelma_espinosa@hotmail.com
URL: !
Remote Name: 203.76.252.214
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2005
Time: 02:35 AM
Comments
iz’s song “somewhere over the rainbow” somehow melt my heart. the more i listen to it, the more i appreciate the song as well as its meaning. at this point, i plan to hopefully get a copy of it, though i know it would be a little difficult as to securing a copy because it was only in the movies like “50 first dates” & “meet joe black” that i got the chance to first hear the song. can somebody please help me on this, i’m dead serious into getting a copy? thanks… iz rocks!
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Name: l sutherland
Email: jklmello@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 207.200.116.72
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Time: 08:22 PM
Comments
STILL IZ ALWAYS IZ
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Name: dyann Bucy
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 69.109.188.48
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/412 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412
Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Time: 03:56 PM
Comments
thank you for singing your song and opening our hearts, where you’ll continue to live.
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Name: rha
Email: rhanderson@dc.rr.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.74.31.21
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Time: 03:00 PM
Comments
sorry to see bruddah has gone,love his music
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Name: Adolfo C. Reta
Email: acreta@earthlink.net
URL:
Remote Name: 63.200.234.140
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Time: 09:02 AM
Comments
I have become a VERY big fan of Israel and his music. I just thoroughly enjoy listening to him speak and cannot believe the beauty of his voice. His testement to God was fantastic and continues to be a great inspiration.
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Name: Christophe MERLIER
Email: chmerlier@nordcomputing.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.127.255.71
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr-FR; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Date: Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Time: 01:41 AM
Comments
Ta musique touche mon coeur. Bien à toi, In Memorium …
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Name: Wes
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 67.161.203.159
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2005
Time: 09:32 PM
Comments
I had the trip of a lifetime this year. Me and one of my best friends got to go to Hawaii together. I am only thirteen. But every day we would either singing “Over the Rainbow” or “Starting all Over Again” [my personal favorite]. Now, everytime I hear Iz i feel like crying.
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Name: Chad Calpito
Email: chadcalpito@cox.net
URL: http://www.airliners.net
Remote Name: 68.107.64.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; FunWebProducts)
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2005
Time: 06:05 PM
Comments
Hey Brah! Your dedication to the late and awesome IZ is so cool. Keep up da kine work Brah! I shall always honor IZ through his words and music.
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Name: Bonita Hightower
Email: hitower@post3,tele.dk
URL:
Remote Name: 80.161.180.36
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2005
Time: 08:11 AM
Comments
I just recently was given my first cd`of IZ, in April 2005. After listening just a few minutes, I began to cry. I cried very deeply. To hear his heavenly – like emotional singing voice was a deeply moving experience for me. I was so sad to learn he was already dead. May he and all those who worked with that amazing man, be blessed. I was deeply touched by the daughters` description of her experience of living with a man who lived a life of great unconditional love. THANK YOU, ALL.
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Name: Michael Patrick
Email: mpatrick61673@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.60.26.183
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts-MyTotalSearch; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Hotbar 4.6.1)
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2005
Time: 05:40 AM
Comments
Bought CD at Hilo Hattie during our visit to Hawaii and was very impressed with IZ music and sounds. Sorry to learn of his passing. GOD Bless you all.
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Name: Robert & Simone
Email: simonerijnsburger@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.168.114.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, June 03, 2005
Time: 07:33 AM
Comments
We live in the Netherlands, Israel’s remake from Over the Rainbow is used for a commercial. This is for us the most beautiful remake we’ve ever heard. So beautiful and with so much feeling sung by Israel. We also heard it on the OST from 50 first dates…this is our nr 1 song!!!! Israel’s voice will always be heard….
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Name: Kenui Pope
Email: robert@robertandsheri.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.98.78.93
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050519 Netscape/8.0.1
Date: Friday, June 03, 2005
Time: 06:01 AM
Comments
Sitting here, 5 years after being transplanted on the mainland, nothing is better than listening to the classic music of Iz. My own little slice of paradise here in Georgia. Mahalo Brother Iz.
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Name: Gloria Rakestraw
Email: grakestraw1@cox.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.102.65.133
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, June 02, 2005
Time: 02:28 PM
Comments
I first heard his music on the Big Island and immediately bought a CD. His music is a treasure.
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Name: Roy Rakestraw
Email: rrakestraw2@cox.net
URL:
Remote Name: 12.106.196.23
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Thursday, June 02, 2005
Time: 12:40 PM
Comments
beautiful voice
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Name: Deb’s
Email: yodareb4@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 195.93.21.38
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Thursday, June 02, 2005
Time: 03:21 AM
Comments
I have only just heard IZ’s music as my brother and dad always have him on and it is totally amazing, he has a fantastic voice and he has certainly made an impression on me. Thanks IZ for leaving your mark on us all. god bless you xxxx
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Name: Mary
Email: nurse_blue@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.33.229.217
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, May 30, 2005
Time: 04:27 PM
Comments
I have just discovered IZ while searching for music for my wedding. I plan on playing IZ’s music during the ceremony. My heart is heavy, however; as I had not realized he had passed away. His music will live on forever. His spirit is present in all his music.

My deapest sympathy to the family.
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Name: Helen Lau Running
Email: hlaurun@earthlink.net
URL:
Remote Name: 207.69.138.203
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, May 30, 2005
Time: 04:11 PM
Comments
Monday May 30, 1905

Thank you for this MOST wonderful gift of your music IZ … you are my Birthday gift and I feel so happy and blessed to have known you before we meet on the other side. My deepest condolences to your wife and family. With warmth and LOVE to you and yours, Helen LAU Running, Flagstaff, AZ via Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
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Name: jerry   raymond
Email: www.nenebird@hometail.com
URL: www.nenebird@hometail.com
Remote Name: 4.30.93.40
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2005
Time: 10:47 PM
Comments
In dis life we were blessed by you.

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Name: Xanadu Toelupe
Email: Taliilagi_x@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.2.75.163
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2005
Time: 12:11 PM
Comments
i love all your songs
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Name: Peter Olson
Email: waipunaula@gmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.161.156.134
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2005
Time: 10:30 PM
Comments
He died the day after my 18th birthday. I miss bruddah IZ. The last time I saw him was at the Waiki`i music festival in 1995–I know ten years ago–but I remember it like yesterday. IZ was just awsome, he gave me chicken skin. I will never forget it, especially Hawai`i Aloha…talk about mana Anyways, La `Elima and Hawai`i 78 are my favorite songs, but heck, they are all good. In addition, although his Gilligan’s Island song was not that popular, I really feel what IZ tried convey in that song.

Hawai`i is here…so IZ. aloha, Peter
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Name: J.M.TINSLEY
Email: dreams1212@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.107.72.228
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2005
Time: 06:42 PM
Comments
I recently discovered the c.d. IZ where he sings, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, and, In This Life …. They are sung so beautifully, and I am so glad I have heard them. Over and Over. They are unforgettable. I will look forward to more of his music, yet am saddened to know he has been “gone” from the world for quite a while. Music Never Dies…………
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Name: HUAN KETPAKAI
Email: juanpablocosta@hotmail.com
URL: none
Remote Name: 200.43.208.243
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2005
Time: 06:24 PM
Comments
Iz, far away, from the southern lands of SAN ISIDRO, ARGENTINA, me and brotha Bugandi, just want to send you a “BIG WOOF” and want to say that your music will live forever in us, so far yet so close. Have you ever thought your music would travel so far? . LET ME SAY THIS WORDS IN MY LANGUAGE: israel, sos y seras lo mas grande de la musica junto con otros grandes que como vos, supieron transmitirnos su mistica, su mensaje, su buena onda.
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Name: Carlotta
Email: sergioaramu@virgilio.it
URL:
Remote Name: 212.171.245.65
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2005
Time: 03:31 AM
Comments
I ve known Israel only since this year and the first time I heard his song “somewhere over the rainbow” I was really caught by his too sweet voice…when I knew that he wasn’ t still with us I was very sad…Bye Bye gentle giant!!!
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Name: Ken Wong
Email: ken@realmauiestates.net
URL: www.realmauiestates.net
Remote Name: 66.91.180.114
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/124 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125
Date: Friday, May 27, 2005
Time: 11:33 PM
Comments
Unfortunately, I was not introduced to Iz’s music until after his death. Thank God he left us with his spirit in his music. Aloha, Ken
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Name: lenny
Email: n/a
URL:
Remote Name: 64.66.246.47
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2005
Time: 07:28 AM
Comments
Blesed by the grace of IZ, thanks

The Runingens Aurora, Co
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Name: Shyanda
Email: Shyandarosecourville1991@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 206.53.167.101
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2005
Time: 06:54 AM
Comments
I really loved izrael he was da bomb!!He was my favorite singer.Just remember In our hearts Izrael aka Iz
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Name: Steve Bonar
Email: stevenb@uniserve.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.113.203.50
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Time: 06:38 PM
Comments
Bruddah Iz, One of the only artists that I sit and listen to and cry at the same time, both for him and for Havaii. He’s singing for God now but missed so badly here on earth, his music touches me in my soul. After working the sugar plantations I left Hawaii for the mainland around 93, BAD MISTAKE! Favorite song “Kaleohana” Family? do we have anything else? 63 now and waiting to see him again in the future. Steve
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Name: Donna Smith
Email: djs7146@sbcglobal.com
URL:
Remote Name: 70.249.209.137
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Monday, May 23, 2005
Time: 02:04 PM
Comments
I discovered IZ when a professional photographer who did a sitting for my daughter’s family put IZ’s ‘Over The Rainbow’ sound bit in the background to accompany the pictures….I truly sat there with my daughter crying. It is absolutely beautiful and the world has lost a truly great artist. My late, but heartfelt condolences to the family. His rendition of that song truly evokes something in the spirit that is deep, emotional and far better than the original recording.
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Name: Tina G.
Email: ibmmagiccat@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.248.78.64
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2005
Time: 09:25 AM
Comments
I heard a voice one day, and wondered who it was. After residing on Oahu in 94′ for 5 years… I am saddened that I never had the opportunity to meet IZ. What a beautiful person, I cannot imagine. in 2005 he still lives on in our hearts and continues to touch lives. My condolence to his family. What a blessing he shared with everyone. Peace.
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Name: Riverbay Services
Email: riverbayservices@yahoo.com
URL: www.geocities.com/riverbayservices
Remote Name: 67.160.245.167
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, May 20, 2005
Time: 06:29 PM
Comments
He had the voice of an angel, and a heart bigger than a mountain. By the way, if anyone needs some hauling done within the San Francisco Bay Area. Please go to this site: www.geocities.com/riverbayservices
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Name: Roni-Lee Sherlow
Email: ronilees@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 207.81.246.154
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, May 20, 2005
Time: 05:54 PM
Comments
My heart was instantly warmed and my soul forever changed when I first and sadly, recently heard his music. I myself was born in 1959 and cannot believe I hadn’t heard his music before, until some recent movies. I am writing this with such emotion that it confuses me. Never before had I been so touched by music and the things is, most of his songs I don’t even know the words. The feeling of the songs come through his voice. What a beautifl angelic voice filled with passion for life. I am sure he lived his life filled with God and Love. May he now be living with forever peace. Just found him and sadly missing him. Roni-Lee Sherlow
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Name: BirdAnkle
Email: BirdAnkle@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; Hotbar4.5.3.0)
Date: Friday, May 20, 2005
Time: 05:00 PM
Comments
Never having known you in life, you live on through the love of all us who continue to treasure you. Happy Birthday, dear Iz.

Bird
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Name: Mort Sullivan
Email: mort@sno-cat.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.185.19.162
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, May 20, 2005
Time: 01:33 PM
Comments
I first discovered Israel’s misic watching the last scene of 50 first dates. I bought the sound track CD but the song over the rainbow was not on it. I had to use my computer to find him and his music, but now I have most of his CDs. I am unable to know what a loss it has been to the people that knew him. His music is sweet and powerfull and he does make you feel it. I am so sorry he is gone.
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Name: Julie
Email: salukijule@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, May 20, 2005
Time: 12:31 PM
Comments
Iz, even though we never met, you will live in my heart forever with your beautiful voice. I am thinking of you today on the day of your birth. Rest in peace Brudda Iz.
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Name: Alison Peppers
Email: apeppers@mail.sdsu.edu
URL:
Remote Name: 146.244.201.175
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Friday, May 20, 2005
Time: 12:10 PM
Comments
Happy Birthday Braddah Iz! Cheers to you!
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Name: Denise
Email: Seagull50_2000@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 70.187.252.217
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Friday, May 20, 2005
Time: 08:21 AM
Comments
I was fortunate enough to go to Hawaii recently and have been back home for a week now. A friend of my husband’s had been to the Islands a month before and when he knew we were going he gave us a CD of Iz’. What a truly magnificent voice, such beautiful, beautiful words and music. I was sad to learn he has passed over but happy that his music lives on, and very happy that I have discovered Bruddah Iz. I have been playing his CD all week. From what I have read about him he was a wonderful, very kind man and that says a lot in this world.

I send my love to Bruddah Iz’ memory, and to his family who must miss him greatly.
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Name: Andrea
Email: Tera_andrea_pinO@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 213.140.22.70
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; it-IT; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2005
Time: 08:18 AM
Comments
Ho conosciuto la sua musica qualche anno fa, purtroppo era già morto… Riesce ogni voltaa farmi emozionare… Sei un grande… ciao
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Name: Thomas Hess
Email: thess@easton-pa.gov
URL:
Remote Name: 24.229.87.140
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2005
Time: 07:48 AM
Comments
I was fortunate enough to be stationed in Hawaii for two years 1968 to 1970, and did not thing to much of Hawaiian music. I returned in 2000, and fell it love with Iz’s rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, bought my first album, and now own all of them and the Disc for Man and His music. I wish I could have personally known him, he has made me appreciate Hawaii, its land, cultural and heritage. I miss the islands every day and am turly sorry for what the tourist resorts have done to the land.

Aloha and much love, Tom
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Name: Rebecca Gorsline
Email: shinyhappyislandgrl@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.152.211.247
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; CursorZone Grip Toolbar 2.08; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Media Center PC 3.1)
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Time: 07:07 PM
Comments
I fell in love with the energy of Iz while visiting the island of Kaua’i. His gentleness,humor,spirituality and grace come thru on every song.He’s very busy making music on the other side. Good night Bruddah Iz!
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Name: DeannI
Email: deann86@aol.com
URL: designsinduvall.com
Remote Name: 66.235.22.76
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Time: 02:59 PM
Comments
I live in Seattle, but when I was small 7 and 8 years old, I lived with my sister in Makaha (1977). It was such a magical place. I can’t put into words how great living in Makaha was. I wish my child could experience what I did. I heard IZ’s music a few years ago for the first time and it touched my soul. Listening to his music takes me back everytime I listen.

Deann
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Name: NIGEL ELVIS KINGSLEY
Email: info@kingsley.ch
URL: www.nigelkingsley.ch
Remote Name: 62.167.33.165
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-DE; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030619 Netscape/7.1 (ax)
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Time: 12:19 PM
Comments
HI MARLENE AND WEHE WE HERE IN SWITZERLAND CAN ONLY SAY AS A LITTLE COMFORT – LET’S THANK THE GOOD LORD FOR IZ’S LIFE AND MUSIC, FOR US ALLOWING TO SHARE HIM IN THIS UNSTABLE WORLD. NO ONE CAN LIVE FOREVER, HOWEVER, WE WILL LOVE HIM FOREVER !! ME, AS A SWISS HAWAIIAN, WILL ALWAYS BE VERY PROUD OF HIS VALUES OF LIFE, LOVE AND FAMILY. A BIG GOD BLESS TO YOU ALL. MANY ALOHAS MILLION MAHALOS FROM NIGEL ELVIS KINGSLEY, NOW LIVING IN SWITZERLAND WWW.NIGELKINGSLEY.CH TEL. 0041 79 222 23 23
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Name: Neil Azar
Email: N_azar404@mac.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.203.29.106
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/412 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Time: 06:30 AM
Comments
What a great voice and person….

Sincerely Neil Azar New York
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Name: Jessica Reid
Email: broadwayblonde41@bresnan.net
URL:
Remote Name: 69.146.52.123
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Monday, May 16, 2005
Time: 05:47 PM
Comments
Hey Iz- thank you for the incredibly wonderful inspirational music that you have shared not only with the great people of Hawaii, but with the world. I recently went to a wedding, and the bride came down the aisle to “Over the Rainbow/ Wonderful World”. Bruddah Iz, you are and always will be greatly, greatly missed. I love you, – Jessica from Wyoming
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Name: veronica y polo
Email: amf@argentina.com
URL:
Remote Name: 200.126.173.8
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2005
Time: 07:04 PM
Comments
Su dulzura nos llena los corazones de amor y armonia.donde quiera que el este estara feliz de que lo recuerden con tanto amor
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Name: David Jones
Email: davidj@actonllc.com
URL: www.bunjeez.com
Remote Name: 69.205.226.124
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts-MyWay; SV1)
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2005
Time: 08:10 AM
Comments
This man’s music is absolutely captivating. The next time I am on the north shore I hope you will allow me and my family to stop by to pay our condolences.
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Name: Ben
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 211.31.179.57
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; OptusNetDSL6; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2005
Time: 11:57 PM
Comments
He may be gone. But his music will never die.
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Name: Teresa
Email: amazzinggrace@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.6.207.175
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2005
Time: 03:00 PM
Comments
I’ve recently become acquainted with Iz’s music thru my son, Brandon Kaloelani Ching (I’m a hapa mama).

I recently had Brandon sing “Somewhere over the Rainbow” at my wedding. Beautiful man, Iz. Your muisic has become like dreams in my ears.

Thank You God Blessed You!
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Name: ZACH
Email: zaharybordas@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.xanga.com/zachbush
Remote Name: 207.69.138.143
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2005
Time: 05:03 AM
Comments
“IZ” Wow what is there to say but we all miss you you brought us hope where there is no chances in life may you rest in peace…….
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Name: Anthony C
Email: condor_man007@hotmail,com
URL: http://wrath-of-jupiter.deviantart.com/
Remote Name: 203.45.24.95
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1 StumbleUpon/1.9995
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2005
Time: 03:21 AM
Comments
One of the greatest legends of music history, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole has become one of my idols and has inspired me in many ways. From his song “Somewhere over the rainbow and What a wonderful world” I was inspired to write my poem “Once in a Lullaby” which is found here http://www.deviantart.com/view/18304237/ (scroll down to see
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Name: Ashley McCarthy & Chelsea Wilson
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.141.218.29
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, May 13, 2005
Time: 12:04 PM
Comments
we miss you so muchhh!!!! you dont know how much we love “somewhere over the rainbow”!!! we love your little cute face and hugable body! we miss you so much and god bless you! love, your friends for life!!, Chelsea & Ashley
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Name: SUZIE WONG
Email: miamoralfredo@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.15.20.63
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Friday, May 13, 2005
Time: 10:06 AM
Comments
ALOHA FROM SAN DIEGO. I AM FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII AND I WAS RAISED THERE ALL MY LIFE. I BEEN OUT HERE IN THE MAINLAMD. AND GOD DO I MISS HOME I BEEN HERE FOR 4 MONTHS AND IT EATS ME UP INSIDE. I AM SO HOME SICK AND I MISS MY FAMILY DEARLY . I LISTEN TO IZ BECAUSE HE GIVES ME PEACE AND COMFORT. WE AS HAWAIIAN PEOPLE WHERE ROBBED OF OUR CULTURE AND HERITAGE BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE FUTURE TO LOOK FORWARD FOR SO I REMMEMBER MY PASS BUT TRY NOT TO DWELL IN IT BECAUSE IT WILL BRING GREAT SORROW. BUT ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWOOLE IS THE BEST SINGER IN HAWAII FOREVER. AND WHEN YOU FAR AWAY FROM HOME. YOU MISS IT…. ALOHA IMUA KAKOU AME KEALOHA ….
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Name: Arlene Eskey
Email: abeskey@adelphia.net
URL:
Remote Name: 67.22.165.182
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; (R1 1.5); .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, May 13, 2005
Time: 04:53 AM
Comments
I was on the Big Island in March, 2005 visiting my cousin Michael and he put me on to Iz’s music. I have 2 of of his CD’s and they are out of this world.

Sorry for the loss of a wonderful person.

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Name: Paul Hurrell
Email: pondencer@drdwarfy.co.uk
URL: www.farmhouseragdolls.co.uk
Remote Name: 62.252.192.13
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2005
Time: 10:52 AM
Comments
An absolutely amazing talent and awsome voice, I’m sure that where he has gone, he has his Ukelele and not a harp.
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Name: Matt
Email: Sk8nSnO150669
URL:
Remote Name: 24.247.31.85
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Time: 07:51 PM
Comments
I grew up with hawaii, the culture, the people, the music. Half of my family still lives scattered about the islands, My dad (who used to be the guitarist for Keola and Kapono Beamer) turned me onto the music, and i have to say Iz was a god at his skill, and there wont be one soon to top him
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Name: kaci
Email: hiccup@budweiser.com
URL: –
Remote Name: 205.188.116.139
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; CS 2000 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Time: 01:04 PM
Comments
To Iz.. a great Hawaiian who delivered the intrinsic essence of “Aloha” thru your singing: Sorry to say, I found you quite recently, over an internet radio station. Wish you were still here to sing more and more and more. You left us much too soon – Ah well.. The good die young.. Tho you are missed greatly, at least your music is still here for all to love and listen to forever. And I will.. Sincere condolences his most foturnate family, who was lucky enough to actually be with him. xo kacey xo ps: mahalo, e-Hawaii for offering space for the guestbook. if i can ever help, plmk.
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Name: Shana
Email: tawnykat@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.248.138.42
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Time: 03:20 AM
Comments
Aloha Iz. I am sad to know that I found your music after you had gone on, but grateful that such a huge spirit has been captured and will continue for future generations. My heart is full from your music. Mahalo Shana
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Name: Carolyn Grace
Email: cgrace19532gmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.211.20.97
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Time: 05:17 AM
Comments
I first heard “over the rainbow” on an episode of the T.V. show “ER”. Right away I fell in love with the singer. I did some searching on the internet and discovered “IZ” was the singer. I’ve since heard the same song used in other shows and commercials. That’s how I became a big fan of this wonderful artist and his angelic voice. I work at the library in my home town and I’ve requested his music be added to the collection, so everyone can discover how great he is. It saddened me greatly to learn “IZ” left this earth at such a young age. He will live forever through his wonderful music.
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Name: Brian Bogdan
Email: bbogdan@shaw.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 24.66.94.140
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Sunday, May 08, 2005
Time: 01:59 PM
Comments
Love his music! I had not realized he had passed on. Tragic loss. My condolences
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Name: Trish
Email: trishskid@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.139
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Friday, May 06, 2005
Time: 06:38 PM
Comments
I too have just rediscovered IZ. I first became aware of him years ago on AOL. Recently I heard IZ on the Hallmark commercial and I today went out and bought 2 of his CD’s. I have been weeping the entire time I listen to his music. He has touched my soul. His family and friends as well as his millions of fans must miss him terribly. What a wonderful GIFT FROM GOD……….. I pray his family and friends will get some comfort just knowing how much IZ is loved and being enjoyed daily by countless new fans. GOD BLESS <><
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Name: Patrick
Email: tiga31328@cs.com
URL: http://www.tybee.com
Remote Name: 216.17.233.133
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Date: Friday, May 06, 2005
Time: 10:31 AM
Comments
I just found out about IZ’s music, it really tugs at your heart to hear him sing. I was truly saddened to find that he had left us. Hands up to Burddah IZ. He is missed anew.
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Name: Sparky
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.110.70.9
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
Time: 04:19 PM
Comments
Mahalo for bringing humble joy into my life IZ. We will always remember you and you will aways be apart of us. Ohana – you are family and will never be forgotten.
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Name: Carl Gibboney
Email: carlgibboney@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.146.186.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
Time: 01:00 PM
Comments
Wow, I am just blowen away by his music and voice, I am sorry I just now discovered Iz.

Peace be with you all.
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Name: Vance Palani Apuakehau
Email: palaniApuakehau@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.105.209.107
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
Time: 12:03 PM
Comments
Bradduh IZ I have great respect for you and your music I want you to know that your love and also your music will be missed by many but being one kanaka mau’ole. I hope to see you in the next life keep the stew hot! ALOHA
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Name: Jesse Aguayo
Email: Meacgorilla@aol.com
URL: N/A
Remote Name: 207.200.116.72
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; {1B9EC78B-1295-4868-9B0E-ED075C15424F}; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
Time: 10:50 AM
Comments
A great Man, He will always be missed!
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Name: Ellen L.
Email: lawgoddess2000@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 209.158.70.137
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
Time: 07:28 AM
Comments
It’s hard to believe that IZ would have only been 46 years old this month. He is remembered by people who knew him, and by people who didn’t, as though he died after living a great life well into old age. His music, in a way, is like paintings by artists who have died—they become even more treasured and even more valuable because we know that there will be no more like them. We remember him through his songs, and still share, with his family, the heavy grief of his loss.
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Name: Julie Coenen
Email: Bballgma58@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Time: 09:35 PM
Comments
I stayed in the theater listening to the song in the movie 50 1st dates, enjoying the music. When the song was featured in the Hallmark ad, it haunted me and I investigated all over to find out who was the artist. When I found out, I went right out and tried to get the album Facing Future (all sold out). I purchased the Ka Anoi album and cant stop playing it. What a beautiful voice – I wish I would have known of his talents before now. What a memory it brings back from when I visited Hawaii many years ago. My best wishes to his wife and daughter – you can be very proud of his renewed and continued popularity. Thanks for sharing him with the world.
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Name: John Dilao
Email: johndilao@yahoo.com
URL: www.geocities.com/johndilao
Remote Name: 67.160.245.183
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Time: 06:03 PM
Comments
His voice touches my heart every time I hear it. He was a great man. I only wish I could have had the pleasure to have played music with him on stage. He is my brother in spirit. Love you Bruddah Iz. Mahalo
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Name: raymond yohe
Email: jahmoancruzha@sbcglobal.net
URL: yahoo
Remote Name: 69.237.156.110
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; YPC 3.0.3; FunWebProducts; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Time: 03:19 PM
Comments
alwayz be da numba 1 in dis hea jawaiin world!!!!!
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Name: William Consoli
Email: willconsoli16@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 209.80.140.4
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Time: 12:46 PM
Comments
Im soo sad too think that such a great musician is gone his remake of somewhere over the rainbow/what a wonderfull world has helped me thru sooo much god bless IZ I pray for you everyday
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Name: Joe Clark
Email: joe.clark@eds.com
URL:
Remote Name: 192.85.47.2
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Time: 11:48 AM
Comments
I only learned of IZ in the year 2000 on my first trip to Hawaii. I bought a CD on a recommendation. I fell in love with IZ’s voice. I now own most of his CD’s. His voice is magical and I find myself with tears in my eyes. I wish I could have know him personally, but his music makes me feel close to him. It must make his family feel good that he will live on forever in the harts of all who hear his voice.
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Name: Jeff McCune
Email: cbeaumont551@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.149.178.29
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; YPC 3.0.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Monday, May 02, 2005
Time: 05:30 PM
Comments
His music is so awesome to me I have heard his over the rainbow song in movies at the end and really had a fun tracking down the song and who is the artist. His music is so great and gives me goose bumps when I listen to it. My daughter and I have dance in our kichen to this song only time she will do that. I really would love to have more info on him. His music is just great
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Name: lorr
Email: aube6@verizon.net
URL:
Remote Name: 71.103.203.223
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; iebar; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MSN 9.0;MSN 9.1; MSNbVZ02; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH; MPLUS)
Date: Monday, May 02, 2005
Time: 12:26 PM
Comments
one of the most marvelous voices I’ve ever heard. I listen to my albums daily.

The world lost a gift when he passed.
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Name: John L.
Email: jla1047220@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 138.163.0.41
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, May 02, 2005
Time: 11:55 AM
Comments
I saw the movie 50 First Dates some time last year and heard the beautiful rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. I had heard this voice before in other songs but until only today I did not know who the person was behind the voice. I have visited Hawaii before and when I hear this music I long to make a return visit. Israel K. is truly a voice of Hawaii and I very much enjoyed reading his stories. “LONG LIVE HAWAII”. I shall return and remember Israel. Aloha and Mahalo.
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Name: Darnell
Email: pooh7399@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.243.221.162
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2005
Time: 10:54 AM
Comments
Thank you for your music it all ways bbrings me back home were I belong!
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Name: Mare
Email: MEM22old1@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2005
Time: 06:15 AM
Comments
Iz’s music transports me to another place and time where I’ve never been, but yearn to be. His version of “SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW/WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD” is beautiful. It is my father’s favorite song, and will be played at his funeral. Aloha, Israel !
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Name: John Barrett
Email: barrett@gotsteamboat.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.75.215.143
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2005
Time: 05:18 PM
Comments
First trip to the Big Island, found the Facing Future album at the Volcano Visitor Center…my wife bought it, I fell in love with this gentle giant’s voice. I am sad he has past as he had such great words to pass to many generations, young and old. I will always have this music and the memories from this great land.

Mahalo and Aloha Iz.
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Name: ricardo
Email: richard18007@yahoo.es
URL: ……………………..
Remote Name: 201.240.51.229
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2005
Time: 01:46 PM
Comments
his music is la best music to the every worl
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Name: Bob Jeffers
Email: bobjeffers@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.5.107.74
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; MyIE2; Maxthon; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, April 29, 2005
Time: 09:26 PM
Comments
I lived in Hawaii for over eight years ; graduated from Chaminade even. During that time Kui Lee was very popular. I thought the music touched us all; but to find that IZ was there and I had not heard his music until I saw a TV program made me realize how much I had missed. Iz had a softness and humanity that transcends time and location. His music and soul touch all who listen and hear what he is saying.

He was a big man; a gentle giant. His message is even more real and touching today. Thank you for keeping Iz’s message alive.
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Name: Allan Ezell
Email: bigalsfishn1@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 69.111.105.58
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; YPC 3.2.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, April 29, 2005
Time: 08:29 PM
Comments
I was born on Maui and I have Hawaiian blood as well as the spirit of Hawaii in me. My Tutu taught me the Hawaiian language as a little mo opuna and IZ’s music brings back fond memories of Hawaii.My old Ohana was Alii dating back to Kamehameha. The music IZ sings stirs the old spirits of Aloha. We will never forget him or his music.
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Name: Meredith
Email: M7L11F71F@peoplepc.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.200.174.99
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 95; PeoplePal 3.0)
Date: Friday, April 29, 2005
Time: 02:47 PM
Comments
I have only recently discovered the beautiful music of this incredible talent. I was very sad to find that he is gone.
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Name: E Colbert
Email: tokig@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.253.59.61
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/312.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/312
Date: Friday, April 29, 2005
Time: 04:48 AM
Comments
I never know what to say in these, so I will just say how much it means to me to listen to “Over the Rainbow”. The first time I heard it was at the end of “Finding Forrester” and I had to sit back down again, and listen to the whole song. It is such an amazing rendition and still brings me to tears every time I hear it. I hope you know how much of a loss Israel is to the music world. I am glad that his song is used so much and that it will always bring people to search for the roots and introduces them to the wonderful musician that he was.
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Name: Edwin Fernandez
Email: edwin_fernandez@tmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.136.26.225
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; FunWebProducts)
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2005
Time: 10:33 PM
Comments
My condolences:(He will be Miss’t:(
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Name: Maggie Nielsen
Email: Maggiedanc@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.99.21.183
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2005
Time: 07:04 PM
Comments
How wonderful for all of you to have known him. I just recently heard a song of his and fell in love with his voice. Who is this man? Since I had not heard about him. I found out and was so very sad, it made me cry, to think that he was gone. But I also smiled when I thought of him, home with his family. To his wife and daughter and family members and his friends, his body is only gone. His voice and spirit will live on and touching people like me, who will know him by his music and love him as you did. Maggie
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Name: Gene S
Email: gene@bway.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.187.187.212
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax)
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2005
Time: 04:03 AM
Comments
Wish I met you in life…your music will last forever.
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Name: Pua
Email: naia837783@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.11.34.70
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; AskBar 3.00; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Time: 02:12 PM
Comments
forever in dis life and da next u will always be the one
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Name: Matt
Email: mwalker@eprofiles.net
URL:
Remote Name: 4.60.19.135
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Time: 01:45 PM
Comments
I heard it him once being used as late night talk show music about four years ago. I just found out through a friend where the music came from. Amazing story and person
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Name: cindy
Email: BOrdkev@accesswave.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 24.138.65.86
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Time: 06:05 AM
Comments
A beautiful voice that I play over and over.TOO bad he was taken from the earth so young.
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Name: Chris Johnson
Email: ChrisJohnson2002@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.16.192.207
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Time: 11:46 PM
Comments
It is too bad that Bruddah IZ has pasted on. His rendition of ” Somewhare Over The Rainbow” was breath-taking. It would have been nice to see more music come from this talented artist.
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Name: Yael R.
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 71.128.53.33
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; YPC 3.0.3; iebar; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Time: 05:54 PM
Comments
A girl very close to my heart died in a car accident in the early morning of April 15,just last week. She was only 19 and the most beautiful girl you could have ever seen.I have had a hard time coping and keeping my head up, until I heard IZ’s version of over the raimbow, thoughts of her ran through my head. I didn’t even realize I had a smile on my face until the song was over. I can say that this is the song that got my heart one step closer to healing. It will be with me in any future tragedies I may have to overcome, or even just good days in my life. RIP A.Y.D And IZ, thank god for you.
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Name: Richard
Email: booboo_rdw@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.204.14.7
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Time: 09:28 AM
Comments
It is sad he is gone. I love his music and always think of it when I miss Hawaii. I lived there for 20 years 1972- 1992. God bless you, you will never be forgoten.
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Name: Alex Chan
Email: photochan@cogeco.ca
URL: http://www.portfolios.com/photochan
Remote Name: 24.141.9.97
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts-MyWay; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Time: 01:32 AM
Comments
I’ve heard bro IZ’s It’x a wonderful world used in a TV commercial in Canada and I can’t help but think what a lost it is to us. Someone who was so gentle and such a beautiful and powerful voice. His music will live forever. Mahalo.
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Name: anon
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 12.220.108.73
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Date: Monday, April 25, 2005
Time: 06:37 PM
Comments
When I first heard his version of Somewhere over the rainbow, I just pulled into work and was running late but, his song came on the radio and I had as soon as I heard the first OH, OH, OH’s.. I was hooked and had to listen, it was worth the lecture I received for being late, and it is very sad that IZ is no longer with us, we are certainly missing out on something great!
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Name: Stuart A. Duncan
Email: Duncans4@msu.edu
URL:
Remote Name: 65.42.16.145
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2005
Time: 06:40 PM
Comments
WOW, I just heard IZ for the first time on April 25th 2005, and I can’t believe I can’t go see this man perform. I was down on my luck on a snowy, yes snowy day in april two weeks before I graduated from college, noplans, clueless and I felt so good hearing him sing I smiled for the rest of the night! Can’t wait to buy the cd’s. Peace be the journey Bruddah IZ. Only the good die young.
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Name: Lisa Cannon
Email: marvin@sigecom.net
URL:
Remote Name: 63.86.38.167
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2005
Time: 04:32 PM
Comments
I know it is hard to believe, but I just became aware of the beautiful spirit and voice of IZ. I first heard his voice on “ER” and was moved to tears not only by the sad story it was placed to, but the touching, magical voice singing the classic song “Over The Rainbow”. Since I have heard this song that has haunted me since I first heard it on other movies and even comercials, I have looked for it’s performer only to find he is gone from us. I just bought the CD “Alone In IZ World” and love it. To his family and friends, please know that he still touches us with his beautiful spirit. He will be truly missed. Sincerely, Lisa Cannon
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Name: Helmi
Email: Little-b@gmx.ch
URL: http://www.ray-gibson.ch
Remote Name: 84.226.132.171
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2005
Time: 06:09 AM
Comments
Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s music has give me a new way to feel my own music. Thanx for that
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Name: Robert Moon
Email: rob.moon@uscellular.com
URL: None
Remote Name: 12.217.119.157
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Date: Friday, April 22, 2005
Time: 08:30 PM
Comments
I feel regret each and every day that I did not know Bruddah Iz’s music prior to his demise. I am one of his greatest fans.

The man was a national treasure, and we suffer an unspeakable loss for every minute we live in his absence.
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Name: Nancy P. Davies
Email: daviesnancy@earthlink.net
URL: Bright House
Remote Name: 69.22.88.150
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: Friday, April 22, 2005
Time: 04:54 PM
Comments
Have been hearing Brother Iz’s recording of “over the Rainbow” as break music on Coast to Coast with George Noory, and loved that quietly rendered cover of the song.

Finally parked some of his albums in my Amazon wish list. Came onto this website via Google search engine-excellent website-Mahalo!

A great soul gone too soon, but we can still listen to his music.
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Name: Jay Graff
Email: jgraff@calpine.com
URL:
Remote Name: 206.154.197.17
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Time: 01:25 PM
Comments
A former co-worker of mine had to bury his 8 year old daughter last month and at the funeral they played “Somewhere Over The Rainbow-What A Wonderful World”. I had never heard that song before and I was absolutely speechless. I had no idea who the artist was until I did a Google search and found this page. I am very saddened to find out that he passed away in 1997.

Without a doubt, this is the most beautiful song I have ever heard in my life.
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Name: RON UPTON
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 207.213.161.91
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax)
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Time: 10:53 AM
Comments
Having visited the islands many times, Iz’s voice has become the voice of the islands for me.
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Name: Hilary Torres
Email: hpancoast@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 71.36.9.233
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MSN 9.0;MSN 9.1; MSNbQ002; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH; MPLUS)
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Time: 11:00 AM
Comments
In November of 2005 my father committed suicide. He had struggled with depression and anxiety for the past 5-10 years. When I heard IZ’s version of Somewhere over the rainbow it was perfect. I played at my fathers funeral. You could picture my father in peace somewhere where his “troubles melt like lemon drops”.
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Name: Regi Steward II
Email: waywardspooky@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 71.99.10.80
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Time: 09:25 AM
Comments
In life you touched the hearts and souls of millions around the world. In death your legacy and spirit will live on.
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Name: Tony Villamar
Email: tonyvillamar@consultant.com
URL: www.communi-sense.com
Remote Name: 68.145.252.182
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Time: 06:59 AM
Comments
I love his voice, clean, natural, and full of love. If all of us would strive to leave a voice-print, or a thought-print, or a picture-print on humankind the way IZ did , we would never die.

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Name: jeff h
Email: talk_to_jeff10@hotmaial.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.117.105.230
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Time: 06:42 PM
Comments
I think I first heard Iz’s “Somewhere over the rainbow/It’s a Wonderful Life” on ER. I’m sure I wondered at the time about the song, not knowing who it was, or who sung it. Probably just caught up in the moment. Then I heard it again on “50 First Dates,” perfect song. Then again I heard again on the Hallmark commercial, not sure that I had heard it before, but I thought, what a great song, who sings it? Googled it, found out that I had heard on the above mentioned movies, and “Finding Forester.”

What a voice! What a gift! Can’t wait to get to know the rest of his recordings. I can see why he’s so missed by everyone. I hope that many more can infected by his music. His music definitely brings a happy tear to my eye.

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Name: Lily Kekawa-Williamson
Email: kaiwalani12_46@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 63.234.24.80
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, April 18, 2005
Time: 05:08 PM
Comments
Aloha, it has been a wonderful experience to see and hear our ohana singing with feeling of deep gratitude, and of sharing his talent through out the world. Here in our small communtiy of Okee-cho-bee, Florida…I get to listen to his recordings whenever I want to. It has been a wonderful blessing to have known him throughout his young life. May his family find peace and comfort and my the Lord bless them as well. Be at peace always.
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Name: Matthew Hill
Email: mozartisgod@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.33.238.151
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, April 18, 2005
Time: 02:38 PM
Comments
Just wanted to say that what a waste of talent. I sometimes wonder why a god would take such a person away from us. I am touched by his music, maybe because you can feel it as well as hear it. I cant not think about simple times with family and good easy listening music such as Israel. Many nights my wife and I sit on the couch and listen to his albums and stare at the fire or candles with a quiet smile on our faces. THank you for the time you were here on earth. ALl of this from a man who never met him or even knew existed until a few popular movies came out.
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Name: David Hindman
Email: hindmand@bellsouth.net
URL:
Remote Name: 208.63.198.97
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Hotbar 4.4.0.0; SV1)
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2005
Time: 03:49 PM
Comments
From the first time I heard his voice, I searched to find the man with the voice that moved me to tears. I longed to know more and to hear more. I found him and lost him in the same day. I had found Israel Kamakawiwo’ole only to sadly learn that he had died. I am resigned to listen to music that others were able to enjoy in person. To the family, thankyou for sharing him with the world. He still touches people today. Take joy in knowing that you will see him again one day, and the music will be even sweeter.
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Name: TK
Email: k8man@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 202.180.83.7
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2005
Time: 12:32 AM
Comments
I’ve came across this version from a New Zealand paint commercial and didn’t know who sang this song until I watched “50 First Date”. The angelic voice of Israel really moved me and so got his song and decided to buy a ukelele so I can learn and sing his version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. I was wanting to find his lyric but learned that he had died almost 8 years ago. I’m deeply saddened by his departure and wish his family my sincerest condolences.
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Name: chaddy
Email: ainakeaboy@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.8.255.77
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020823 Netscape/7.0 (OEM-HPQ-PRS1C03)
Date: Friday, April 15, 2005
Time: 10:13 PM
Comments
I wish braddah iz was still alive cuz he would still be prouducing good songs.his music and how he sang was 1 of a kind and thers neva goin be one adda IZ. you know the artist is good when his music and his voice can make a person get chicken skin when they hear it (hawaii78)
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Name: Ernesto Manuel Sosa
Email: ernestopunk@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 201.254.109.223
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Friday, April 15, 2005
Time: 08:18 PM
Comments
Hello, today I listened the great IZ for the first time and the truth is that few songs have moved me as much as the version of Somewhre over the rainbow this motivates myself to look for but information and I should admit that I have discovered a great musician, able to transmit warmth being been worth of an ukulele and a wonderful voice, my name is Ernesto I am 21 years old and I live in Argentina, very distant place to the wonderful islands, I say goodbye leaving them in intercontinental hug, peace and my best desires.
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Name: Jay Hayashi
Email: kepani@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 71.105.66.110
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Date: Friday, April 15, 2005
Time: 03:03 PM
Comments
Howzit Bruddah IZ!? I wrote an entry way back in 1997. Just thought I’d say hello to you. I can still hear your ukulele strumming up in the sky.

Aloha, Jay

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Name: Kathryn Johnson
Email: johnsonkathryn@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.139.92.154
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; MSN 8.0; MSN 8.5; MSNbMSNI; MSNmen-us; MSNcIA)
Date: Friday, April 15, 2005
Time: 12:12 PM
Comments
Just recently I have had the pleasure of hearing the music ofIsrael Kamakawiwo’ole. I heard Somewhere Over the Rainbow on an episode of Cold Case a show on Sunday nights. I called the network and kept at it until I found out the artist. I have since read all about his life and only wish Israel had taken better care of himself so he could still be here. He has the voice of an angel and I get tears evertime I listen to his songs.I am sure he is greatly missed.
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Name: Kopiolani Swiger
Email: swigerwd@wamego.net
URL:
Remote Name: 216.147.232.180
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2005
Time: 04:19 AM
Comments
Aloha…living on the mainland his music brings me home
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Name: Debbie
Email: AliciaAlan@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.135
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Time: 05:10 PM
Comments
I was not familiar with IZ or his music until watching the movie “50 First Dates” and then hearing the song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow on a hallmark commercial. So far that is the only opportunity I’ve had to hear and I found myself craving to hear more than the tidbit given from the commercial or the movie. Trust me when I tell you that I am not a big fan of just any kind of music but, I found this particular artist to be as close to what an angels voice might sound like that I just had to own at least one of his CD’s (which I just ordered today). I also just found out when making my order that this wonderfully gifted human being had passed away and it truly, truly saddened me. I wish to extend sincerest condolences to the family of IZ for their loss.
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Name: Nate
Email: n_ellingson@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.249.4.242
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Time: 02:25 PM
Comments
Just wanted to say how much i love his music. It is great. I love his over the rainbow/wonderful life song and Hene Hene Kou aka song.
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Name: Lea (Fanaddicts website)
Email: fanaddicts@dannycouchfanaddicts.com
URL: http://dannycouchfanaddicts.com
Remote Name: 66.112.79.153
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Time: 09:39 AM
Comments
The following is from my site.. Danny Couch had composed a beautiful song for his Hoku Winning CD, Something to Remember. The song was called “When Hawaiians Fall” Danny’s reference made to Iz’s songs.. Sings of Mountainous Waves (Men Who Ride Mountains), Over The Rainbow Blue Birds Sing. Come take a listen to this beautiful Tribute song which includes IZ, Loyal Garner, Arthur Lyman, Moe Keale, Macky Feary, Gabby Pahinui There are also some music clips there www.dannycouchfanaddicts.com/whenhawaiiansfall.htm There’s also a video of Danny singing this song as requested at the ’03 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards at this page. Bottom of page Takes time to load www.dannycouchfanaddicts.com/hawaiiansfallhokus.htm
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Name: Rosemarie-Lokemelie
Email: Lokemelie@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; Grip Toolbar 2.07a)
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Time: 01:12 PM
Comments
Aloha to the WONDERFUL HAWAIIAN family of IZ. I have been going to Hawaii for the last 15 years and didn’t know until this past weekend that IZ had passed away in 1997.I was in total shock and started crying.I went to get one of his CD’s and listen to it in memory of IZ…I brought the CD “Alone in IZ World” when I was in Hawaii last year and STILL didn’t know he was gone . I will miss him as everyone will miss me.He is making Hawaiian music with is bruddah Skippy.Someday we will all be together with IZ and IZ can make beautiful music for us once again.IZ you are in my heart everyday you will never be far away from me..Peace be with you and Skippy. To Marlene and your daughter you will be in my prayers always.Long live IZ and his music.PEACE and HARMONY we will meet again! Aloha my friend I will lite a candle 4 u every May 20th. Rosemarie-Lokemelie my birthday is May 16, 1953
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Name: Glenda Harder
Email: glendah299@yahaoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.9.88.37
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Time: 07:16 AM
Comments
I discovered IZ’s music last summer when visiting Maui with a friend. To me as an Oklahoman who has never been privileged to live in such a magical place as Hawaii, it symbolizes the sounds and sights of this wonderful place, as well as giving us some insight into the privileges and problems of growing up Hawaiian. I only wish that IZ had lived to produce more magic. I just feel honored to be one of few haolie’s (not sure of spelling) who know about him and treasure his music. Thank you for this website.
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Name: John Johndrow
Email: wizard_700@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.194.19.21
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; Media Center PC 3.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Monday, April 11, 2005
Time: 03:15 PM
Comments
I guess ,like others ,I have recently discovered Mr Iz’s music.I’m from Texas,and it was a welcome relief from all the music we have here.I heard it on KVET,98.1in Austin, Tx. while I was on the way to work one morning. It had a kind of fantasy to it ,that I could not get away from, and I still hear it in my mind from timt to time. I did not know that Mr. Iz was deceased.Whoever he was ,he had a wonderful mind,and a soothing voice that made a person drift off into a dreamlike state and wish along with him. I’m anxious to find out more about Mr.Iz and his music,even though I know now that there will be no more …………a really sad shame. Cincerely…….John J……Boerne, Tx.
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Name: Angela Wolcott
Email: angiececil@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.116.104.125
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, April 11, 2005
Time: 09:31 AM
Comments
His music is magical. I live in Southern California and in the midst of traffic and chaos I turn on IZ to feel a sense of calmness and serenity. He is just magical…
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Name: walter kott
Email: w_kott@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.208.107.71
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2005
Time: 03:47 PM
Comments
hawaii forever
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Name: Charlotte Alohalani Wakefield Davis
Email: cwdmassage@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.252.37.113
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2005
Time: 01:03 PM
Comments
Aloha Israel! You are still living through your music here on our “Big Island” of Deer Isle off the coast of Maine. My heart smiles as I listen to, and share your music with people who love it or are hearing it for the first time with me. Your songs keep me conscious of the struggles with which you and others were/are challenged. At the same time, just to listen to you sing helps my stress levels to plummet and gives me inner peace. Hope you feel it too and know how beloved you became and your music is. Mahalo nui loa, Bruddah IZ!!! From a numbah-one-fan, Charlo
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Name: Lovelace
Email: Peenuttree@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.244.87.61
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Saturday, April 09, 2005
Time: 04:35 PM
Comments
His song, somewhere over the rainbow changed my life. I had no idea that he was dead. I thank him and those who helped him for everything that they have done for many people. He will be truly missed. Thank you so much for giving me the signs that I needed to point myself in the same direction as my destiny.
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Name: John-Oliver
Email: sauvage@web.de
URL:
Remote Name: 84.56.235.73
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; Maxthon)
Date: Saturday, April 09, 2005
Time: 10:46 AM
Comments
I feel blessed that someone very special played his beautiful “Somewhere over the rainbow” song to me … I listen to it over and over again!

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Name: Amanda Deere
Email: avaneer78@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.173.135.205
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, April 08, 2005
Time: 02:25 PM
Comments
I am fortunate to have found his music. My husband and I had our honeymoon in Hawaii FEB 14. 2004, and I fell in love with his beautiful voice. Unfortunately, it was within the last year that I learned of him, I would of loved to seen him in person, I am absolutely sure that he was an amazing presence to be around. Thank you for your music. Amanda
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Name: Kahu Iggy Soriano
Email: mission2baja@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.alohamission.com
Remote Name: 200.64.109.38
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; Hotbar 4.6.1)
Date: Thursday, April 07, 2005
Time: 08:54 PM
Comments
So far from home, with my ohana, serving the Lord in Southern Baja, Mexico – sitting on the beach – looking to the west – Mahalo Braddah Iz for keeping dis Hawaiian close to home. You have blessed so many around the world, not just as an ambassador of Aloha, but also for us guys reaching for the Islands, far for home, but cannot come. Braddah, by your music, you know what we need – tell the Lord we coming too. Aloha.
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Name: Matt
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.86.3.99
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, April 07, 2005
Time: 08:20 PM
Comments
Israel was a gift to the Earth from above for sure. The man may not have had much physically or even materially, but as you can tell just by listening to his songs, he had a spirit that can truly draw you in and allow you to appreciate who you are and what it means to be human. Thank you Iz.

-Matt
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Name: Luis Fuentes
Email: luismfuentes2003@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.mylifesabeach.piczo.com
Remote Name: 4.28.196.52
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, April 07, 2005
Time: 11:02 AM
Comments
Aloha Im writing because my nephew is 13 and has a website featuring himswelf and all of his freinds surfing, etc and alot of hawaiian scenery! Also he has a BRADAH IZ page! We tried to use the “flash player clip” so as to feature tha sound of IZ on his page but had technical difficulties! If u can let us know how to do this or send us the HTML coding, we can all spread tha word and world of IZ even more so! Check out the site, you will be very surprised! We are very proud of this boys accomplishments! He has over 126,000 hits in just a mtter of months! Mahalo Braddah Luis
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Name: Tom
Email: Lawson
URL:
Remote Name: 82.69.23.235
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 (ax)
Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Time: 05:16 PM
Comments
I only found out about bruddah iz from movies & tv adverts too, I couldn’t stop untill i found out *who* it was who sang somewhere over the rainbow…

I love it, i love it, i love it.

I love to come home after a hard day, take a cold shower and lieing and listen to bruddah iz sing, it’s so relxing and he brings joy to my heart, i don’t care about anything thats not important when i’m listening, it’s nothing but me, iz and content.

Bruddah iz lives on through his music.
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Name: Betty
Email: bchvt@sover.net
URL:
Remote Name: 216.114.168.42
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; (R1 1.5))
Date: Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Time: 11:33 PM
Comments
I recently visited Oahu and my friend played the music of “IZ” and told me the story of this great man. I pray his wife and daughter will be well and able to carry on as well as possible. What a loss, but heaven gained a great individual for certain.
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Name: bugsy
Email: bsegal@perini.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.254.113.54
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Time: 08:34 AM
Comments
it shows what a vacuum i live in. i recently saw 50 first dates nad was walking away from the tv set and heard “iz’z” voice i quickly turned around and listened. i’ve been away from hawaii along time, no one in new jersey even knows about iz or his music. i am deeply saddened to know he has passed. aloha
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Name: Tiffany
Email: typhanie1994@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.16.186.237
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, April 03, 2005
Time: 07:32 PM
Comments
I was in hawai’i last week and discovered IZ music at hilo hatties and fell in love with his music in the middle of the store, I bought every cd he put out. Not only did I fall in love with the music but the beautiful culture and landscape, amen for hawai’i amd it’s people. Love Tiff
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Name: Arnaldo Amieiro
Email: amieiro@uol.com.br
URL:
Remote Name: 201.1.48.220
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; FunWebProducts)
Date: Sunday, April 03, 2005
Time: 10:32 AM
Comments
Estou chocado. Não sabia de sua morte. Tenho certeza que sua música acoará eternamente pela eternidade sem fim. No Brasil não se toca sua música. Ouvi em um episópio de PARTY OF FIVE, depois na Rádio Eldorado FM. Ai sim descobri seu nome. Hoje sou fã. Deus o mantenha sempre ao seu lado. ALOHA. Arnaldo.
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Name: Arnaldo Amieiro
Email: amieiro@uol.com.br
URL:
Remote Name: 201.1.48.220
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; FunWebProducts)
Date: Sunday, April 03, 2005
Time: 10:28 AM
Comments
Estou chocado. Não sabia de sua morte. Tenho certeza que sua música acoará eternamente pela eternidade sem fim. No Brasil não se toca sua música. Ouvi em um episópio de PARTY OF FIVE, depois na Rádio Eldorado FM. Ai sim descobri seu nome. Hoje sou fã. Deus o mantenha sempre ao seu lado. ALOHA. Arnaldo.
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Name: Arnaldo Amieiro
Email: amieiro@uol.com.br
URL:
Remote Name: 201.1.48.220
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; FunWebProducts)
Date: Sunday, April 03, 2005
Time: 10:23 AM
Comments
Estou chocado. Não sabia da morte deste magnifico artista. Sua música ecoará eternamente pela eternidade sem fim. No Brasil toca-se muito pouco sua música.
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Name: Arnaldo Amieiro
Email: amieiro@uol.com.br
URL:
Remote Name: 201.1.48.220
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; FunWebProducts)
Date: Sunday, April 03, 2005
Time: 10:23 AM
Comments
Estou chocado. Não sabia da morte deste magnifico artista. Sua música ecoará eternamente pela eternidade sem fim. No Brasil toca-se muito pouco sua música.
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Name: Kim C. Thiele
Email: spike-honey@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 67.171.217.192
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, April 02, 2005
Time: 09:15 PM
Comments
I never knew him, but at a funeral of a lost soul in Oregon, they used the songs of Israel, and so I started to research, and found a wonderful man with great music. I wish he was still here to give us such beautiful music. I send my best to you.

Kim Thiele in Springfield, Oregon
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Name: sylvie
Email: sylvie.blaise@voila.fr
URL:
Remote Name: 81.220.179.179
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Saturday, April 02, 2005
Time: 09:47 AM
Comments
entendu à la radio : il fallait à tout prix que je l’entende encore : j’ai trouvé “facing the future” aujourd’hui : EMERVEILLEMENT… merci IZ
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Name: Sheri Gruden
Email: sherigruden@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.35.203.89
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Hotbar 4.6.1)
Date: Saturday, April 02, 2005
Time: 09:14 AM
Comments
I took my parents, daughter, and brother on a trip to Honolulu in 2000. I found IZ’z music there. My husband was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter as well and died of a stroke at the age of 28, in 1994. We had only been married 6 weeks. His music lives on like IZ’s as does his legacy. (www.stevegruden.com) He was with Atlantic Records and Warner Brothers Records and his music touched the soul as well. I felt a connection with Iz the moment I heard his voice. I wept when I read the booklet from Alone in IZ World. Thank you all for keeping his magic alive – Sheri
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Name: Bob
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 67.149.104.254
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1
Date: Friday, April 01, 2005
Time: 03:18 PM
Comments
Over the rainbow, my brother IZ. I sang that song to my wife as she parted from this world to the next. I thank you IZ, for the most beautiful music I will ever hear.
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Name: Skip Frank
Email: sfrank2050@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 71.97.5.188
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts-MyWay; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MSN 9.0;MSN 9.1; MSNbVZ02; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH; MPLUS)
Date: Friday, April 01, 2005
Time: 12:35 PM
Comments
We first heard his rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow’ on the movie Meet Joe Black. We’d never heard of him before, and yet we’re so sad to learn that he is no longer with us. We plan to purchase a number of his albums and look foward to many hours of listening enjoyment.
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Name: Bill
Email: cpd9283@aol.com
URL: AOL
Remote Name: 64.12.116.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; AOL 8.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Time: 04:00 PM
Comments
As a 69′ Nam vet I went to Hawaii for r&r; basically brain dead and exhausted. Since then Ive been fighting a differnt war in a differnt place with the same feelings of exhaustion and battle fatigue…..now going on another 30 years. I feel the peace and serenity I had felt back in Hawaii in 69′ whenever I hear “somewhere” its dat thing that keeps me alive. thanks bro
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Name: uli boy
Email: mokohulaboyuli@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 204.113.161.186
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Time: 12:59 PM
Comments
i am a big fan of Braddah Iz and i like say may he rest in peace and to his mom tanks fo baring the best musician hawai’i eva seen! Mahalo, Uli Boy
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Name: Antone Sousa
Email: asousa0621@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.5.107.149
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.23; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Time: 04:53 PM
Comments
Although I never saw you in person and did not hear your music until after your death, you have been very instrumental in our family life. Your music brings heart and soul to us and it is truly inspiring and uplifting to hear your songs and your message. You will live forever in our hearts.
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Name: Nick Bryden
Email: nickb2004@btinternet.com
URL:
Remote Name: 81.152.187.191
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Time: 02:21 PM
Comments
Hi there,

I must say i have been very touched by the music I have heard from IZ and the band.

I am from Scotland and first heard his music via a deodorant advert on TV which had used “somewhere over the rainbow”.

I have since purchased a couple of CD’s and have not found a song that does not inspire me in some way.

Thanks for Great Music IZ

You will live on forever thanks to a wonderful voice

Lots of love to you and your family

Nick
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Name: june ann colby
Email: moonbeam1946@hotmail.com
URL: mymsn.com
Remote Name: 24.47.155.243
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Hotbar 4.6.1)
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Time: 09:48 AM
Comments
How can I tell you what this song means to me—Just know it brings me peace makes me smile,makes me cry and helps with my depressing life I wish I could have known you–but now I do—may God bless you, your family and your beloved land—may you sing for the great man–and may he smile in these very troubling time —just as i smi le –thank you and God Bless,June Ann Colby
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Name: Bruce
Email: bruno71921@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.141.106.17
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, March 28, 2005
Time: 07:08 PM
Comments
Hey, I love Bruddah music, Somewhere over the rainbow is my personal favorite and i just wanted you to know that my mom wants that played at her funeral…thank you…
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Name: Vickie Smith
Email: vccsmith@myway.com
URL:
Remote Name: 130.13.152.23
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, March 28, 2005
Time: 04:31 PM
Comments
I recently had my first visit to the islands and heard a particular heavenly music everywhere I went. I finally asked someone who it was and they said IZ. I then bought two cd’s and two dvd’s. We drove around Kaua’i playing his music over and over. I am so saddened knowing that someone of his immense gifts and talents is no longer with us. I have read several biographical pieces and know only a little bit about the demons that haunted him and contributed to his demise. I am so grateful that I discovered the music of this extraordinary man.
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Name: pam bersamin
Email: pammie1946@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.108.164.112
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, March 28, 2005
Time: 12:31 PM
Comments
hello iz and thank you … my precious daughter kim dacoscos schmidt of nanakuli joined you on a special star to the sounds of “over the rainbow”… .. please watch over each other.. aloha
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Name: David Brown
Email: dbro3359@bigpond.net.au
URL:
Remote Name: 144.131.161.90
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, March 28, 2005
Time: 01:49 AM
Comments
What a voice, it comes from the heavens. I am sad that I only discovered after he had left us. The legacy he has left us with in his music should tell us how amazing music can be without all the production and technology. I can say in my 37 years of life and most of them enjoying and being pasionate about music nothing has moved me like this mans voice.

Live on forever bruddah.

Much love David Melbourne, Australia
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Name: Jay -ar C.
Email: ready220022000@yahoo.com
URL: www.Hawaii.rr.com
Remote Name: 66.8.166.229
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2005
Time: 12:17 PM
Comments
i listened 2 bruddah IZ’s music like everyday ,it’z sad that he had past away ,it made me cry listening to all his music.His music meant a lot to me .Wish he was here so people can enjoy his wonderful songs again.The first time I heard his song,I think it was In dis Love,made me cry cause the way he sang made my heart bright as I listened to it.You know I can’t beleive that he had died.Why do good people die early when they still have to live life to the fullest.Rest in peace Bruddah Iz.Much Love Cuz!
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Name: Alessandro Grillini
Email: grillini@hotmail.com
URL: www.galexonline.com
Remote Name: 151.41.229.209
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2005
Time: 02:40 PM
Comments
La sua interpretazione è toccante. E’ stato un grande
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Name: Dillon Kane
Email: buried_a_lie4@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.8.130.189
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, March 25, 2005
Time: 11:20 PM
Comments
Bruddah IZ was and is the man!!! Love his music cause its so deep.I think he’s the best hawaiian artist.
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Name: cami!
Email: cami_toth@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 201.254.227.41
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, March 25, 2005
Time: 06:06 PM
Comments
i have just heard the song over the rainbow!! and i love it!! its a beautiful! song!
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Name: Josiah[Braddah IZ jr]Kealiikuikalani Kaiu
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 67.53.42.207
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.8
Date: Friday, March 25, 2005
Time: 02:55 PM
Comments
from your loving nephew for bringing your aloha music to us all over the world especily to the islands. i LOVE you uncle IZ and we can never find another hawaiian like you and it is sad to know you had to go. i wish i could have spend more time when you were here on kauai and alive so ahui ho and aloha love you
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Name: George Hall
Email: george52806@email.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.40.21.214
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, March 25, 2005
Time: 10:16 AM
Comments
Absolutely amazed by this wonderfull artist and it it withoutt saying, he will be dearly missed but always taught of.
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Name: renee
Email: rencal64@charter.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.151.198.210
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, March 25, 2005
Time: 05:11 AM
Comments
I love this music. I decided to see if I could find wwho was singing Over the Rainbow when I first heard it on Finding Forrester. I love this sound. I was really sad to learn that Isreal is no longer with us, but he will live on forever thanks to his family for sharing him with us. Renee
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Name: MICHELLE
Email: lindenwitch@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.143.9.150
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Friday, March 25, 2005
Time: 04:52 AM
Comments
I recenly discovered his wonderful music on Aloha Joe’s internet radio site & fell in love. I am very sad to learn that this extremely talented voice will no longer be bringing new music into the world.
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Name: Pat LaCross
Email: RLacpat@Aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.81.26.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Time: 01:13 PM
Comments
We miss you Iz! Thank you for leaving us so much to remember you by…..you were gone too soon. Aloha
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Name: Bill Kesgard
Email: accu-readinc@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.17.243.185
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Time: 05:04 PM
Comments
Aloha,

I just want to let you know how special “IZ,” is to me. Unlike may of the Islanders, I never met “IZ” in person. I am sure the islanders revere this gentle man with such enormous talent. He truly had a magificent voice. Fortuantely his legend and his legacy lives on with his music. I own all of his CD’s and listen to him regularly. The world as we know it is missing an angel, and he is in heaven entertaining the lord. May God be with him and his family.

Bill Kesgard Spokane, Washington
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Name: Bobby Lopaka Babila
Email: KanekiLopaka@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.135
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Time: 04:41 PM
Comments
Brother IZ inspired many by his music and down to Island style jams. The Hawaiian music world will sorely miss brother IZ. He the man !! Jam bruddah in heavan !!

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Name: patricia cabage
Email: Davidcabage@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.135
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Time: 03:30 PM
Comments
Who was this guy. My husband and I just heard him during Christmas – singing “It”s a Wonderful World.” – on our local news station.
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Name: patricia cabage
Email: Davidcabage@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.135
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Time: 03:30 PM
Comments
Who was this guy. My husband and I just heard him during Christmas – singing “It”s a Wonderful World.” – on our local news station.
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Name: mariah torres
Email: riahgirl1@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.135
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Time: 01:38 AM
Comments
i loved him dearly. my heart sunk. i luv him
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Name: sAMmY-anThA zimmErmAn
Email: MILANIE1@HOTMAIL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.135
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Time: 01:35 AM
Comments
i actually went owt wid dis fellar!?! im so freakin sad he died…he was mai boifrend and mai idol…please care for him and watch over him…bruddah iz mai luvvah!! mai onlee hopee..byee…
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Name: cHristEn huBiN
Email: chncs9095@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.135
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Time: 01:29 AM
Comments
i Luv hiM SOo mucH!!! im sAd he diEd… he wEo bE wAtchIn meEH!!
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Name: Jeff Perry
Email: pwrprayer@att.net
URL:
Remote Name: 12.78.54.253
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; AT&T CSM6.0; FunWebProducts)
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Time: 04:13 PM
Comments
I just wanted to say I just visited the Hawaii for the first time a three years ago and have gone there two more times in a row my sister in laws husband introduced me to the hawaiian music and IZ was one of the people whom he told me about and his music is such a blessing to listen to I just love to hear him sing especially over the rainbow that is such a classic way he sang it and nobody will ever be able to match it he may be gone but his music will continue to touch people he was very blessed .
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Name: Tiffany
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 68.254.122.140
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; QS 4.1.2.2)
Date: Monday, March 21, 2005
Time: 01:26 PM
Comments
The song “somewhere over the rainbow” was sang so beautifully. I am glad to have had that song touch my life because of the beautiful voice that sang it. -Peoria, Illinois
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Name: Karen Hurst
Email: Dreamreda@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.250.42.23
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; Alexa Toolbar)
Date: Monday, March 21, 2005
Time: 01:18 PM
Comments
I heard Somewhere over the Rainbow a few years ago and although I asked everyone who the singer was, no one knew. It wasn’t until last week I heard it again and someone told me the name was melvin amina. I looked it up in google and spent a few hours reading all about Iz and knew as soon as I saw him that he was the singer. The mans voice and demeanor have lived on as everyone states. Here I am in 2005 and missed him all these years! A song can stay in your memory for the rest of your life. I bought two Cd’s and plan to enjoy them for ever. Rest in Peace Iz, you are a miracle.
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Name: Lara
Email: shyazhngirl@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.20.214.196
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; YPC 3.0.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Monday, March 21, 2005
Time: 05:54 AM
Comments
hafa adai! wow, ive only heard his music recently, im not sure but it was played in the movie 50 first dates, and i found out that my bro has his cd, so i chekd it out, and i love the song somwhre over the rainbow, his voice is so gentle that it makes his music so peaceul, as if floating on a cloud, seriously, its just sad to hear that its now ive only heard his music, but has already died 8 yrs ago ,its just wow..well aloha
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Name: sharon terrell
Email: terrelljred8@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.91.31.151
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2005
Time: 08:35 AM
Comments
July of 2004 my friends 9 year old son died in a car accident. We play Isreal’s “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” at Zachary’s funeral. It was beautiful. Everytime I listen to it, I picture Zachary running through a field of flowers, laughing and smiling. Thank you so much for this gift.

Sincerely,

Sharon from New Braunfels, Texas
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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: Friday, March 18, 2005
Time: 11:09 PM
Comments
On this desolate land I find peace in knowing that Iz can just get Buckaloose with da boys and sisters of old, in his music without even being present. I find myself praying for grace, unity, hope, and faith in our current state of madness. Sorry Mom I know I left a bad noise before you left this world but maybe Iz can soothe that sound. You play the piano and he will sing forever…….
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Name: msuafoa
Email: calidore@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.172.44.161
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; YPC 3.0.3; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Friday, March 18, 2005
Time: 10:57 PM
Comments
to braddah iz, after all these years you’re voice is still the closest thing to heaven for those of us still on earth. thank you, thank you, thank you.

alofa tele ia oe, ms
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Name: William McGregor
Email: wm.h.mcgregor@netzero.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.53.81.169
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, March 18, 2005
Time: 06:55 PM
Comments
I fell in love with the music style that he gave to the world
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Name: William Anderson
Email: wander1249@cableone.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.116.97.21
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; isp 1706; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, March 18, 2005
Time: 04:27 PM
Comments
I love his music
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Name: Reinaldo yañez J.
Email: reyjo@vtr.net
URL: www.judoinazuma.com
Remote Name: 200.104.124.156
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; es-ES; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050303 Firefox/1.0.1
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2005
Time: 01:24 PM
Comments
Hace poco tiempo tuve la suerte de escuchar el tema somewhere over the rainbow que lo encontré excelente, desafortunadamanete acá no llega mucho material de IZ y solo se puede bajar de la internet , quisiera dar las condolencias quizá un poco atrasadas a la familia de IZ creo que se perdió un musico muy virtuoso y no dudo que un excelente ser humano.

suerte y aun abrazo a la distancia Regard from chile
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Name: Debby Riddick
Email: deborahriddick@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.228.82.154
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2005
Time: 12:59 PM
Comments
I have enjoyed Iz’s songs very much. My condolences to your family.
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Name: Vanessa
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 200.166.51.142
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2005
Time: 11:12 AM
Comments
I loved his song… When I first listened I knew I would love the whole album facing future…
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Name: Vanessa
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 200.166.51.142
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2005
Time: 11:12 AM
Comments
I loved his song… When I first listened I knew I would love the whole album facing future…
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Name: Janet Howell
Email: howell918@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 192.204.130.133
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2005
Time: 06:45 AM
Comments
Such an amazing voice.
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Name: Kila
Email: kilamarie@knology.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.236.87.72
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; Hotbar 4.5.1.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Time: 05:58 PM
Comments
I saw Iz many years ago in a club in Honolulu. It wasn’t too long after he went out on his own. I fell in love with his music then and have grown to love it more over the years. Iz had a beautiful soul and it lives in his music…that’s the reason it will continue on in time. Thanks, Iz! Aloha.
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Name: ellyn
Email: ellynmkm@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Time: 01:44 PM
Comments
LONG LIVE ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO’OLE!
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Name: Cheryl Granger
Email: cgranger2@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Time: 01:34 PM
Comments
I am sadden to find out that “IZ” is no longer with us, I just found his music by accident when listening to internet radio and fell in love with his sound. My kids and I are going to go out and buy his CD today!!
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Name: Keith Gardner
Email: kgardner@2dog.com
URL: www.dragonlost.com
Remote Name: 68.108.29.200
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Time: 10:57 PM
Comments
I first heard Bruddah IZ when I came with the Red Cross to help with Hurricane Iniki. I came to love the people of Hawaii and the music – there is a special inner peace to be found there if you let it in. So now I am an 53 and I still get tears in my eyes when I hear IZ sing.
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Name: Carolyn Macon
Email: carolynp@wt.net
URL:
Remote Name: 65.65.120.225
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Time: 01:02 PM
Comments
What a voice, what talent, it is a pleasure to listen to such great simplicity.
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Name: Maryann Romano
Email: mjns1182331@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.82.112.177
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; {CFCB514E-EB76-4335-8265-ADC2FBCC0E13}; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Time: 09:38 AM
Comments
It is March 15, 2005. I just got back from Maui. While in Lahaina I went into a store and asked what would be one of the best Hawaian cd’s to get and then I was introduced to Bruddah IZ. I could not believe my ears. It was like listening to an angel. So I started to research IZ to get to know him alittle better and pick another cd. When I found out he died I cried. Considering I have only known IZ for ten days it is amazing he touch my heart so quickly. I couldn’t stop listening to him my whole vacation. Even sitting hear back at work I can’t wait to get back to my car to listen again. I am so sorry to his family. We love you IZ and thank you for helping us feel alittle bit of Heaven
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Name: Don Bellfield
Email: DonWendy1@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.121.2.252
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0; T312461)
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Time: 09:09 AM
Comments
Great talent, great songs and now immortality. Gone but never forgotten.
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Name: Robert Corpas
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 68.184.50.12
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, March 14, 2005
Time: 03:44 PM
Comments
What a talent. A beautiful version of Over the Rainbow. He will be missed.
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Name: delores bratcher
Email: deloresb@ncat.edu
URL:
Remote Name: 152.8.61.15
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, March 14, 2005
Time: 05:39 AM
Comments
I still love his music.
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Name: Justin
Email: Goatgod515@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.58.85.80
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050223 Firefox/1.0.1
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2005
Time: 03:55 PM
Comments
His music always puts a smile on my face and puts me in a great mood.
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Name: eric delgado
Email: latin_ford@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.221.51.136
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; PeoplePC 3.0; HP; FunWebProducts; SV1)
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2005
Time: 12:36 PM
Comments
his “Over the Rainbow” is and alway will be my favorite of all time. Makes my eyes water just about everytime. I wish i could of know him. the good ones always leave us first. Before i even knew his music I had a son and we named him Israel. know over the rainbow is considered my son song. every time i play it i think of my son. thank you for that IZ. I first came to here over the rainbow on the movie 50 first dates. good movie and a even greater song.
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Name: Andy Hutchinson
Email: aphutchinson@cbe.ab.ca
URL:
Remote Name: 68.147.57.38
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2005
Time: 05:23 AM
Comments
Hello, One week ago the school I teach at in Calgary, Canada listened to a guest speaker who was dieing of cancer at the age of 42. It was a very chilling and powerful presentation. Part of the presentation was a video from another victim of lung cancer who passed away 2 years ago. Barb Tarbox, was an inspiration too many with her “A Life Cut Short by Tobacco Campaign”. The video was a beautiful montage of her life and was played to the sound of Israel Kamamawiwo’ole’s version of the song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” I would like his family to know that his song, not only beautiful, but perfect in so many ways. Without that song the combination of video and music would not have had the same impact for me.Thank-you for your version, it made a huge impact on both our staff and students.

Sincerely,

Andy
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Name: Bessie Ortiz
Email: katztrix@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.193.156.91
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, March 11, 2005
Time: 06:21 PM
Comments
When I first heard his version of Somewhere over the rainbow, it moved me so much. It’s a very dear song to me and I just love the way he sings it. Iz’s voice is so soothing, I wish I would have heard of his music sooner.
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Name: Rick McNary
Email: Rick@imagesofhisglory.com
URL: www.imagesofhisglory.com
Remote Name: 208.222.44.76
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2005
Time: 01:37 PM
Comments
I have big dreams of impacting the world by helping people in third world countries make a living. After a period of difficult circumstances, I was ready to give up. Being from Kansas, I have heard “Somewhere over the Rainbow” more times than I care to count, but it was at the low point of my dream of impacting the world that I heard Israel sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” I resurrected my dream and have enjoyed great success in Central American countries by helping poor people get on their feet. Thanks to Israel.
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Name: Steve Sidlo
Email: swsidlo@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 141.154.205.171
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax)
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2005
Time: 11:45 AM
Comments
This guy was awsum!!! Over the rainbow blows me away!! I have never heard anything so beautiful in my life. You just know that he was a great senstive man. He will live on in our hearts forever!
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Name: Jeannie Randazzo
Email: Kukla825@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.239.138.219
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; bgft; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2005
Time: 06:23 AM
Comments
My daughter and I only found out about IZ after watching “First Fifty Dates” with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler – when at the end of the movie “Somehwere Over The Rainbow” played in the most beautiful way we had ever heard it sung. So I did my research and found out that the soothing, sexy voice came from the late IZ. I’m so very sorry to hear that he has passed. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
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Name: Brad
Email: brad@teamlyon1.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.185.36.9
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Time: 10:37 PM
Comments
What an amazing talent! I am sorry I was not aware of Iz while he was alive, but am a huge fan now. Best wishes to his family from the middle of no-where in Texas.
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Name: Jim Dunn
Email: admagic1@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.131
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; YComp 5.0.2.5)
Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Time: 05:05 PM
Comments
What can I say but surprised. I recently heard his rendition of Over the Rainbow and then almost the next day my nephew out of the blue asked me to sing it for his wedding April 2nd of 2005. It meant so much for me to have a wonderful new rendition of an old favorite. I told my wife Pam that I wanted to meet IZ the next time we were in Hawaii. Then I went on line to get the information needed to buy the CD, that’s when I heard of his passing. To his wife and family we are so sorry and I will try and do a worthy job of song. It will be very hard since I now know the story of IZ. He has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard.

God bless all of you,

Jim and Pam Dunn Los Angeles, CA
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Name: howard s raabe, jr
Email: raabegmbh7682@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 64.252.99.7
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Time: 12:57 PM
Comments
Only discovered IZ, yesterday, so disappointed to learn today that he passed away 8 years ago. What a sound and emotion in his music. No wonder he was a Hawaiian hero.
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Name: David Tyler
Email: drtyler66@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.8.57.244
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.23; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Time: 03:07 AM
Comments
I was introducted to Israel’s music for the first time just 48 hours ago. In that time period, I have managed to listen to his music for almost 45 of those hours.

I am so inspired by his voice, his presence, his lyrics of which I have been diligently researching to translate. I only wish that more people could know his music. Blast it all through the Middle East and create come inspiration for a better world to live in.

To anyone who reads, I hope you come to enjoy and value a great singer who passed long before his time.

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Name: Allen
Email: allen.wallach@xerox.com
URL:
Remote Name: 13.13.137.1
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Time: 03:06 AM
Comments
Although I saw the episode of ER where Dr. Green died, I for some reason do not remember hearing Over The Rainbow. However, this past Sunday night at the end of the Cold Case episode, here it was, Bruddah Iz singing his rendition of Over The Rainbow. It blew me away. This has to be the most beautiful singing of this song which has been sung by so many artists. Bruddah Iz, may you rest in peace and thank you for the lives that you have touched with your wonderful music.
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Name: Johnny
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.245.49.172
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Time: 08:01 PM
Comments
I’m a new fan of Isreal’s, thanks to “50 first dates” and the internet I was able to find this song (“over the rainbow”) and the person who sang it. This is the most beautiful song I have ever heard, and IZ’s voice is like that of an angel. IZ is an inspiration to me, and he really makes me apreciate the beauty in life through his voice and his spirit that shines through in this song. I’m sad to find out that he has passed, but I know he will live forever through his songs, and in the hearts of those he has touched through his music. Peace IZ – I walk with you in spirit, thank you for sharing your gift.
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Name: Allen G.
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 141.151.143.185
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Time: 06:44 PM
Comments
I heard “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in this years 4th of July celebration in Pittsburgh, and simply fell in love with the song. Truly one of, if not the best song in the world! Very spiritual. I just bought it today, and you’ll bet ill be listening to it everday. R.I.P, May God be with you in everything you do.
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Name: Susan Tansley
Email: ozspeck@iinet.net.au
URL:
Remote Name: 203.206.246.128
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Time: 02:16 AM
Comments
See you in heaven – and thank you so much for what you have given me.

 
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Name: Kevin Burns
Email: burnsk73@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.ncaabbs.com
Remote Name: 216.177.240.56
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, March 07, 2005
Time: 10:32 PM
Comments
It took “50 First Dates” for me to hear you sing. As sad as it seems. I then heard you on a commercial. I only wish I could have heard you in person. “Somewhere Over a Rainbow” by you just would not get out of my head. I have purchased one of your CD’s. You truly did not get your chance because if you had, you’d have been huge. R.I.P. and God be with you.
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Name: skip hudgens
Email: skiphudgens@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 138.88.28.10
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, March 07, 2005
Time: 04:49 PM
Comments
Was introduced to IZ’s music via PBS radio… thought it was glorious to the heart and ear.
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Name: Arlene Hoobler
Email: ahoobler@laserscope.com
URL:
Remote Name: 12.146.142.238
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461; (R1 1.5); .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, March 07, 2005
Time: 03:56 PM
Comments
I loved his music. I bought a random CD 4 yrs ago to give my husband. It had this huge Hawaiian in a wrap-a-round standing next to a drum. My husband passed away 18 months later. I came across the CD about a year ago. I decided that I wanted to play the CD because of the memories, and then I heard a song “over the rainbow” that I had just heard in a movie. I hadn’t known who sang it then, I just knew I loved the rendition. When I played that CD I was delighted to know that I already owned that music.

Iz’s music soothes my mind and relaxes me like no other artist can. On a recent trip to Hawaii, I was on a working trip, and was fairly stressed out. I brought my CD with me. We played it every night to lull us to sleep. We bought everything we could find with Iz in it. I probably would have bought more if I could have found more.

My warmest regards to his family,

Arlene Hoobler
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Name: MIKE THORSTAD
Email: mthor51@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 63.146.50.193
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Monday, March 07, 2005
Time: 12:25 PM
Comments
When my eldest daughter gave me “alone in IZ world” as a birthday present, I said who is this. After listening to it the first time I now have it as one of my favorite discs. I listen in my truck and on the computer at work. If I need some insperation of what I should be doing in this world, I think it can be found in his music. I have turned several people on to the music.
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Name: Darren
Email: dazla78@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 82.1.140.73
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Monday, March 07, 2005
Time: 02:11 AM
Comments
i Have receantly watched 50 first dates and heard over the rainbow at the ending credits i thought it was fantastic track have bought the album i have a baby and it really soothes her she loves it and cries when its turned off i think his music is inspiring truley an incredable artist and is sorely missed throughout the world. Darren U.K
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Name: John
Email: jfp187@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.38.21.14
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2
Date: Sunday, March 06, 2005
Time: 05:35 AM
Comments
I just left a message about the DVD I made for my friend Richie using Iz’ Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I have to share this.

I went back to read more about Bruddah Iz’s life and found a tribute page, http://www.pica-org.org/IZ/AfterGlow/AfterGlow.html. The immediate reaction I had was overwhelming at the sight of the URL, “AfterGlow”. It was the name of the Poem on the back of Richie’s memorial card given out at the funeral. This series of events convinces me even more that others who have gone before us, are looking down and guiding us gently from Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
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Name: John F. Pollinger
Email: jfp187@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.38.21.14
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2
Date: Sunday, March 06, 2005
Time: 05:21 AM
Comments
A dear friend recently died and I was making a DVD for the family using pictures and video clips. I had found two songs to accompany the pictures, but it ended on too much of a sad note. This haunting voice with and upbeat song kept coming up in my thoughts….and it was Iz with his rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I included it at the end with some happy moments in pictures and video. The family loved it, since it clearly gave them the solace that Richie was right there, just over the rainbow. When I wanted to find out more about the artist, I was saddened to learn of his Iz’s passing back in 1997. I told the family yesterday that I felt Richie’s hand in making this memorial DVD….now I’m convinced that Iz had a gentle hand in it as well.
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Name: Andy Elfido Brito
Email: aebrito1@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 71.33.42.19
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MSN 9.0;MSN 9.1; MSNbMSNI; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH; MPLUS)
Date: Sunday, March 06, 2005
Time: 04:24 AM
Comments
IZ, you will live forever in our hearts.
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Name: Paul and Tree Rodier
Email: reidor@rocketmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.113.154.247
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Hotbar 4.4.2.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, March 06, 2005
Time: 12:43 AM
Comments
Hi,

After hearing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in several movies and at CES(Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas), I finally ordered two albums 🙂 We never went to bed the first day. My wife and I listened all night. I am an audiophile and have a nice setup. It is almost eight years since his passing and he is alive with his music. He will continue to bring joy to our hearts for a long time to come 🙂 Thank you Bruddah Iz!
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Name: Kora Ka’Ohinani Ancog
Email: papasgrl@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.40.150.143
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, March 05, 2005
Time: 04:19 PM
Comments
Hey bruddah IZ I wish you stay here. But I Know that your stay in one happy place right now K luv ya bra.
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Name: Kev B
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 80.0.103.33
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, March 05, 2005
Time: 03:50 PM
Comments
Great singer, very unique and unparalelled.

R.I.P IZ.
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Name: Mike David
Email: mgdavid@optusnet.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 211.30.37.249
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; AAPT; SV1)
Date: Thursday, March 03, 2005
Time: 12:05 AM
Comments
Sorry didnt finish my message, Love your music Iz,as we all do here in Aotearoa, Please look out for my bro Ra, (the big fulla)and my little bro Jeremy.I know your still jamming,look forward to meeting you in heaven although I still feel your aroha in your waiata.Hei kone ra.
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Name: Mike David
Email: mgdavid@optusnet.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 211.30.37.249
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; AAPT; SV1)
Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Time: 11:54 PM
Comments
Just lost a bro, Ranui… Big as you Iz and went out the same way and age…
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Name: Jayne L. Wells
Email: jaynelwells@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.6.157.173
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Time: 10:13 PM
Comments
I dearly love his version of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and so does the film industry. I first heard the song on ‘Meet Joe Black’ and again on ’50 First Dates.’ I’m sure it is in other movies. Was IZ in the movie ’50 First Dates’? I miss him, his music and his gentle spirit! Aloha!
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Name: Greg Overton
Email: gregoverton@mchsi.com
URL:
Remote Name: 12.216.165.201
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2005
Time: 03:21 PM
Comments
I would like to know what kind of Uke Iz played? If you know please send me an e-mail at gregoverton@mchsi.com. Isreal was a great talent! He is missed
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Name: Augusto Al’Qadi Alcalde
Email: solidaridadesrebeldes@yahoo.com.ar
URL: www.solidaridadesrebeldes.kolgados.com.ar
Remote Name: 200.32.115.90
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2005
Time: 03:15 PM
Comments
His presence, the pre scent of the bruddah will live forevah in my heart and walkin’ as i miss and find the Aina at every stepdance.

Augusto, from Aina Latina (Argentina, originally and truly named “Abya Yala”)
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Name: Kathy Klawitter
Email: Denswoman54@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.45.101.128
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; bgft)
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2005
Time: 05:03 AM
Comments
The first time I heard Iz’s version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” was on January 22, 2005 at my stepson’s funeral service in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Since that date, I’ve heard it several times from various movies. I think of the song as “Jesse’s Song”. (I realize it’s really NOT..) but Jesse was struck down by muscular dystrophy at the young age of 18, and the song was played at his funeral. Rest in peace, Jesse and Iz!! Thank you, Iz, for giving the world such a beautiful song!!
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Name: Pau Hana (Luciano)
Email: luciano@mexico.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.121.79.227
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2005
Time: 10:28 PM
Comments
I have heard Over the Rainbow on more than one occasion but tonight my wife and I were watching 50 First Dates and when the song started playing I told my wife that I really loved that song.

I looked at the credits to find Bruddah IZ is the person responsible for moving my soul. My soul is sad to learn of his passing.

See you on the other side Bruddah.

Aloha `Oe
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Name: Henry Kwan
Email: henryk82@hotmail.com
URL: http://henryk82.100free.com
Remote Name: 218.111.167.39
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2005
Time: 06:24 PM
Comments
bruddah iz! (actually what’s bruddah mean? means brother?), i really like Iz’s song, “somewhere over the rainbow” (heard from ‘finding forrester’ for the first time, yesterday), such a talented musician… vocalist… i’ll remember that there’s a person called Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, a musician that touched my heart, there’s so much love in you. i’m glad ‘n happy for you. maybe i need a fren like you… ur legend will lives on. rest in peace, brother.
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Name: Susan Foebel
Email: susan.foebel@gmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.150.71.82
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2005
Time: 03:08 PM
Comments
Iz has been with me for many important events. He always grounds my feelings and keeps my head straight. I believe in life after death because spirits like his keep on striving for lifetimes. God bless you IZ … and thanks. Susan
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Name: mr g and me
Email: lmcelvy@tampabay.rr.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.92.215.121
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; Media Center PC 2.8)
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2005
Time: 11:07 AM
Comments
~ May you be at Peace, now that you are Somwhere over the Rainbow! Thank you for your wondeful voice. ~
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Name: Robert
Email: robsep@dslextreme.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.245.215.54
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax)
Date: Friday, February 25, 2005
Time: 05:27 PM
Comments
I have never heard his music until today. I heard his version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the first time today.It made me think, it made me cry. It made my day. I have had some very hard times these last couple of years, but hearing the song lifted my spirits and has given me the will to live agian. Thank you Iz. Rest in peace my brother.
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Name: Alex Yei
Email: ayei@utah.gov
URL:
Remote Name: 168.180.96.8
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Friday, February 25, 2005
Time: 02:31 PM
Comments
My best friend passed away 8-10-2004. At his memorial I was introduced to the spirit and music of this gentle man. His kindred spirit has helped ease the pain of my loss and made me realize I could go on. Aloha oe Bruddah IZ.
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Name: SoCal Dave Bourbinay
Email: david.bourbinay@ctxmort.com
URL:
Remote Name: 165.162.238.236
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, February 25, 2005
Time: 11:24 AM
Comments
Mahalo for the joy your songs have brought me. They have lifted me up in times of despair. God Bless you IZ! I’m sure God is tapping His foot right now to your wonderful music.

ALOHA!
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Name: Blizzard
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 64.160.201.227
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2005
Time: 06:53 PM
Comments
Where can i get Bruddah “Some where over the rainbow” Tabs?

Help Me Out…..
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Name: Ismael Mulero
Email: ismael@corporatedesignspr.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.237.162.40
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; Crazy Browser 1.0.5; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2005
Time: 02:45 PM
Comments
Thank you Iz for your voice and your music, your voice will be listen till the end of time.
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Name: Keawe and Hagmoc Family
Email: hagmoc@cs.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.81.26.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:0.9.4.2) Gecko/20021112 CS 2000 7.0/7.0
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2005
Time: 12:10 PM
Comments
You’ll forever be in my heart. When I hear your music it is as if you are still here. You are with the star in heaven now shinning bright as you did here on earth. I’ll remember you alway……..Aloha Bruddah Iz…Kaloki Keawe Hagmoc
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Name: Jan Koria
Email: jkoria@dsl.pipex.com
URL: www.ttes.net
Remote Name: 81.178.92.38
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2005
Time: 06:25 AM
Comments
I was in Hawaii in the year 1996 for my holidays. Truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. I heard Izz’s music i bought the cassete. Dis Life and I hear it my son who is a rap fan also cannot stop and listen. Truely a Musician of the Highest calibre. We will miss his singing. May god rest his soul in peace. I am in Freezing UK at present. but when I play this music the place warms up. Jan Koria
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Name: Nic
Email: mixplatedxgwing@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 70.97.216.18
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Time: 05:43 PM
Comments
jus wanted 2 say that i love his music very much. his voice, his style, his gifted talent that’s able to put u in that unique mood and groove..all are one-of-a-kind. even though he is gone from this earth, he with his music and spirit will for sure be remembered for years and years to come. thanx and mahalo for all u hav done.
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Name: Jennifer Rodriguez
Email: jrodriguez951@earthlink.net
URL:
Remote Name: 207.69.137.206
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Time: 01:29 PM
Comments
When I first heard over the rainbow,I loved it but I had no idea who sang it.I was saddened to find that this great person passed on.May his music continue to entertain fans all over the world.Rest in peace Bruddah IZ
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Name: Al
Email: almoore@hotmail.co.uk
URL:
Remote Name: 62.6.139.13
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Time: 05:56 AM
Comments
Somewhere over the rainbow – Iz touched my soul and I’ve never been the same since. It makes me cry and brings me so much comfort and peace. Thanks Iz, see you in the next life.
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Name: Isa January
Email: iamlyte@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.108.71.253
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.22; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Monday, February 21, 2005
Time: 11:45 PM
Comments
I too didn’t find Bruddah IZ till after he left this world. His music continues to overlight my life. I now live on the Beautiful Island of Kauai. Thank you for such a wonderful site. Mahalo. isa
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Name: Saoul
Email: saouls@yahoo.it
URL:
Remote Name: 217.56.117.91
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, February 21, 2005
Time: 11:08 PM
Comments
I have only recently heard Israel’s recordings, and I am astonished! Too bad, he’s not here to know how grateful I am for this overwhelming gift! I am, really! peace! Saoul
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Name: Chris
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 68.92.38.99
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Date: Monday, February 21, 2005
Time: 04:32 PM
Comments
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What a Wonderful World” was played at the memorial service for ten men representing Oklahoma State University who died tragically in a plane crash while returning from a basketball game in Colorado.

More than four years later, hearing those songs touches my soul in a way I couldn’t possibly describe. Other songs were played at the service, and I don’t even recall what they were now, but Iz’s songs somehow managed to capture the sadness, the hope, the desperation, the glory, and all the depth of emotion of the moment. His voice is soul-stirring and only a great man could produce such beautiful sounds and evoke such emotion.
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Name: Ana Salote Wolfgramm
Email: Island_Gurl_4life@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.5.9.156
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2005
Time: 07:11 PM
Comments
I just recently found out about this beautiful voice of Bruddah IZ.I haven’t met him and I don’t really know him. But I know that he has touched many lives of people all around the world with his lovely music. I love hearing good words about him. And only wish to have met the great Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.He will always be remembered in mah heart and others too. He is now an angel in the sky watchin’ over us. Much love to him and his family. And peace and love spread to da world.
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Name: mike
Email:
URL: http://antihero.com/mike
Remote Name: 24.92.242.46
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2005
Time: 04:04 AM
Comments
some of the most relaxing music ive ever listened to…amazing voice and talent…you are missed.
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Name: LESLIE BAKER
Email: LEKILI6B@AOL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 205.188.116.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 8.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Friday, February 18, 2005
Time: 06:33 PM
Comments
I MOVED HERE TO THE BIG ISLAND IN THE SUMMER OF 1996. ISREAL DIED SHORTLY AFTERWARDS. I DID HOWEVER HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ISREAL ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. I SAW THE FUNERAL AND KNEW HOW GREATLY THE MAN WAS LOVED BU ALL AND KNEW THAT ISREAL WAS NO ORDINARY ENTERTAINER. GOD BLESS HIS SOUL AND HIS MEMORY AS WELL. I AM SURE HE SINGS IN HEAVEN. ALOHA BRUDA IZ
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Name: rick
Email: poorgtsowner@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 70.179.15.197
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Friday, February 18, 2005
Time: 04:21 PM
Comments
when i heard his song on the episode of E.R. i loved the song and tried searching for it and to no avail. then hearing it on 50 first dates and seeing whos wonderfull voice belonged to finally , prayers and best wishes go out to your family and to you IZ thank you for giving us your music to cherish forever hope your making everybody up there happy like you did for us here with your music !
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Name: Gordon Dean
Email: gdean47@sbcglobal.net
URL: yahoo.com
Remote Name: 68.74.14.56
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; sbcydsl 3.12; YPC 3.0.1; PowerSearch 2.07; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Friday, February 18, 2005
Time: 08:29 AM
Comments
Never got to see him perform, but like his music bunches. Wish Iz was still with us. God bless him. Gordie
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Name: debbe smith
Email: smith16025@wmconnect.com
URL:
Remote Name: 152.163.100.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; CS 2000 6.0; Wal-Mart Connect 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; PowerSearch 2.07)
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2005
Time: 11:08 PM
Comments
iz will always be loved and remembered by all!!
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Name: michelle and james devore
Email: mikala6357@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.7.54.42
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2005
Time: 10:25 PM
Comments
I just wanted to say that we loved you bruddah Iz and that you kept my love alive. Me and my husband Jimmy just got married 01/28/05. And we got married to your music. Your music is all I know from growing up, small kid time, and no matter whos around I still jam to your music as loud as possible so all the San Diegans can hear. You are truly missed and you were truly a blessed musician. May we see you again in heaven. Aloha ‘Oe.
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Name: Matt Rubinstein
Email: mattruby13@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 38.115.12.21
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2005
Time: 07:36 PM
Comments
Its a Shame IZ is no longer with us. His music touch so many. You will be forever missed IZ!!
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Name: Rene Gonzalez
Email: gonz_rene@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.112.96.234
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: Thursday, February 17, 2005
Time: 07:37 AM
Comments
I WAS GIVEN THE CHANCE IN LIFE TO LISTEN TO THIS MAN’S BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND MUSIC AND MAY HE REST IN PEACE. I AM IN COLORADO NOW AND HE STILL BRINGS ME MEMORIES OF THE BEAUTIFUL PLACE I LEFT BEHIND EVERYTIME I LISTEN TO HIM..MAHALO BRUDDAH…MAY THE MAN UPSTAIRS GRANT ME THE WISH TO RETURN AND VISIT THE AMAZING PEOPLE AND LAND OF HAWAII ONCE AGAIN
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Name: carleen
Email: aloha85867@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; AOL 7.0; Windows 98; DigExt)
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Time: 04:19 PM
Comments
braddah iz was such a ood person, he was full with a loving and caring heart still today I sing his songs and i will asure you that I will not stop

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Name: Jordan Reichert
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 66.103.250.11
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Time: 03:53 PM
Comments
He was really cool.
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Name: Rebecca Reagan
Email: kafkaesque18@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.167.163.40
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; MSNc21; v5m)
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Time: 03:38 PM
Comments
I heard his music for the first time just recently. I was driving my car and Hawaii 78 came on–I had to pull my car over to the side of the road. It was so beautiful and full of longing and grace. I sat there with tears streaming down my face. I have since listened to everything of his that I could find. A truly wonderful voice and fine spirit. I was so sorry to learn that he had died. His music will live and touch many more people and that is a worthy thing to leave behind.
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Name: Hans R. Rickli
Email: h.r.rickli@bluewin.ch
URL:
Remote Name: 62.203.143.251
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Time: 11:52 AM
Comments
Just before falling asleep in a tent very south of the Tunisian desert, close to the Lybian border, did I hear that song Somewhere Over The Rainbow broadcast by the Tunisian Radio station… That was in 1999.

5 years later I finally found the singer: what a great voice that calls on the most profound human feelings with honesty and sincerity! Thank you for the emotion. For me and my family you will always be remembered. We love you.

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Name: Rachel
Email: bullyhayes2@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.99.109.124
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, February 14, 2005
Time: 05:26 PM
Comments
Look to the sky with open arms
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Name: John King
Email: johnking89@hotmail.com
URL: www.johnking.cjb.net
Remote Name: 203.51.133.220
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, February 14, 2005
Time: 01:08 AM
Comments
Was told about your version of “somewhere over the rainbow” by some friends, I eventually heard it, and just sat back, blown away by the voice. The soul that comes thru the song, then saddly I learned you were gone. A great loss. Thank you for your music John King
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Name: Stephen B. Provost
Email: steve.provost@radiodetection.spx.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.243.201.94
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2005
Time: 03:13 AM
Comments
I only “discovered” Iz recently (1/05) while on vacation in Kaua’i. It wasn’t until I had returned to Maine that I realized he was no longer with us. I was listening to “Over The Rainbow” and it brought tears to my eyes. Although that wonderful voice of a hero to the Hawaiian people will no longer be raised, at least we have the recorded music he left behind. Mahalo, Iz…
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Name: mike
Email: mike@finepointmedia.com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.83.109.182
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.9
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2005
Time: 02:21 PM
Comments
What an incredible celebration of life he has left me with. I’m going to Kauai in April for my honeymoon, and I’ll be looking to purchase his music while there. I was crying when I heard his musicand his voice, which was before I knew he had passed on. You are missed because you are loved. I hope that we might meet and be friends on the otherside. Mahalo.
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Name: Julie and Michael
Email: salukijule@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.23.32.254
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2005
Time: 11:11 AM
Comments
I discovered Brother Iz’s music only 6 months ago when i was married in Maui. I feel fortunate and blessed to have had the experience of listening to his beautiful voice. I’m so sorry i never got a chance to see him live in concert. His music is so touching, so beautiful. I wish i would’ve known him, but i know he is in a better place now, free of his physical pains and he will live in my heart forever. Mahalo nui loa IZ. The world is a better place because of you.
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Name: ken
Email: kaz103@comcast .com
URL:
Remote Name: 67.161.140.208
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; MSOCD)
Date: Friday, February 11, 2005
Time: 06:44 PM
Comments
at first, i heard a different rendition of over the rainbow, i guess i didnt really hear hit – this was about for 5 or 6 years ago. all of a sudden, i was touched by the emotions of the 50 first dates – one of the best movies ever seen – i dont care what reviews it received – i am a 56 year old ordinarty male with a 14 handicap living my live – and am very addicted to to the rythms, words, tones,and general overal sensivity of this particular song. i really wish i had been plugged into this guy before he died……….,,,
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Name: Alvaro Martin Sanchis
Email: asanchis71@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 200.138.249.203
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, February 11, 2005
Time: 08:52 AM
Comments
From Brazil , I listened to his music for the first time in February 2005 and I am taken forever. The sad news of his passing makes me pray for him. He will forever live in his beatiful music and inside the our happy hearts. Brazilians love Hawai’i and the people of Hawai’i. Aloha!
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Name: ROBIN HOLDER
Email: ROBINHOLDER8@AOL.COM
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 8.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Friday, February 11, 2005
Time: 07:24 AM
Comments
A TRULY WONDERFUL MAN WHO WITH HIS MUSIC, EVERY TIME I LISTEN TO IT, MAKES MY HEART SOAR!!!
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Name: Pablo Gonzalez // 19 years, Chile
Email: Vincent_Smeagol@yahoo.es
URL: NONE
Remote Name: 200.126.104.224
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Friday, February 11, 2005
Time: 05:23 AM
Comments
i was searching the lyrics of the song over the rainbow of israel kamakawiwo, nd i found this. i’ve take my time to write a little memory. When i saw the 50 first date movie, i heard the over the rainbow sountrack when the 2 guys get married, and i get inmidiatly in love whit the song. I search it all over the internet until i found it. I am leasining to it right now. I didn’t know a thing about this hawaian person. I must say that Israel has a beautiful voice. I must think that with his voice have conquer a lot of hearts, inculding mine.

I will look for the albums here in Chile, that is where i live, and buy them, i thing they deserve it.

I wanna continue leasining to the heavenly music that this big guy sing.

I dont know how to say this, so i will say it in Spanish: “Mis mas dulces y cariñosas condolencias a la familia, y espero que la memoria de Israel JAMAS se pierda.”

Hasta pronto Israel.

Pablo Gonzalez Chile.

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Name: Wanda
Email: wawfish@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.4.15.242
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; FunWebProducts)
Date: Friday, February 11, 2005
Time: 02:34 AM
Comments
Tonight again, I heard the song “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World”, watching “Meet Joe Black” on HBO. That is when I first heard this song, then hearing it over and over again on TV and Movies. I have gone all these years and could not remember where I had first heard it. Tonight I was to seek and search on the Web to find this artist and was sad to find he was no longer with us. My brother died 10 years ago, so I know Israel is singing beautiful music in the heavens surrounding all of us, by touching us when you least expect it. Your Music is Loved….angelembrace
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Name: LENNY BOI
Email: lostboi_606@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.237.180.61
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2005
Time: 12:49 PM
Comments
peace to our bruddah IZ man i surely u mahalo and rest and peace bruddah.
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Name: shire lover
Email: irkster15@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.220.161.175
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Sunday, February 06, 2005
Time: 06:32 PM
Comments
I was wondering if anyone knew the ukulele that Israel used on the song Somewhere over the rainbow. I would really like to learn how to play the ukulele and it sounds so great in that song, that I wondered what kind it was. Thank you
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Name: Deslynn K Aiwohi-Carter
Email: deslynn_aiwohi@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.32.2.46
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Sunday, February 06, 2005
Time: 05:46 PM
Comments
Bruddah Iz had and always have a beautiful voice. Everytime I hear his voice, it judst makes me miss home everyday. Living in Texas, it has made me cherish my Hawaiian culture. Being Hawaiian is the most delightful way of life. Bruddah Iz will always be in our lives for generations to come.
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Name: Taikorekore
Email: tai@tetai.ihug.co.nz
URL:
Remote Name: 222.152.159.35
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Sunday, February 06, 2005
Time: 11:48 AM
Comments
your music is an inspiration, ka mau te wehi e hoa,fly like an eagle with your face to the breeze your music rides the four winds of tawhirimatea and hinenui o te toka it echoes where good music lovers dwell
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Name: Raymond
Email: xaoslord@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.168.188.219
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Thursday, February 03, 2005
Time: 07:12 PM
Comments
Unfortunately, I didn’t discover IZ’s music until after his death. I have never heard anyone put more soul into their music than IZ. Thank you for the wonderful music. I never got a chance to meet you in this life. I look forward to the next one…
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Name: J. Lakatos
Email: elephment@direcway.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.82.9.33
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, February 03, 2005
Time: 05:32 PM
Comments
A beautiful man,,,,beautiful voice,,beautiful spirit
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Name: tanja  jampolsky
Email: tanja.jampolsky@chello.at.
URL:
Remote Name: 80.108.169.26
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Thursday, February 03, 2005
Time: 07:28 AM
Comments
Thank you, vor the beautifull songs. tanja 10 jears old.
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Name: Kaunaoeanuhea
Email: yumi_sakamoto2003@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.4.125.11
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 95)
Date: Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Time: 09:43 AM
Comments
Bradda Iz is da best. He is my inspiration in music.
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Name: Sarah Tompkins
Email: kamalaniluvin@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.7.119.180
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; (R1 1.3); .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Time: 06:30 PM
Comments
Hello. My name is Sarah. Yes I understand this signing is a little late, but I want to say that I know Brudda Iz’s cousin. His name is Ivasroy Kamalani Perez. He is my fiance and we both love this man very much. He is the one who introduced me to the beauty of this mans voice. His song “somewhere over the rainbow” is the song I am walking down the aisle to at my wedding.It is a song I can get lost in and sing it over and over again. I listen to it everyday. His voice is very moving and very passionate. It is a shame I could never meet this man in person, like my fiance has. It is a song that has been used on commercials and I hope the people who hear its beauty in the background know the story of this song and this mans life. It is very touching. I hope to meet him in heaven one day. God Bless.
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Name: Sarah Tompkins
Email: kamalaniluvin@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.7.119.180
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; (R1 1.3); .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Time: 06:27 PM
Comments
Hello. My name is Sarah. Yes I understand this signing is a little late, but I want to say that I know Brudda Iz’s cousin. His name is Ivasroy Kamalani Perez. He is the one who introduced me to the beauty of this mans voice. His song “somewhere over the rainbow” is the song I am walking down the aisle to at my wedding. God Bless.
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Name: dan
Email: danweinbaum@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.155.105.222
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax)
Date: Monday, January 31, 2005
Time: 07:36 PM
Comments
didn’t know much about IZ until tonight… thought I’d look up THAT song on the net… The one that makes me feel, well… good. what a song… what an incredible version… it conveys so much in it’s simplicity… that it’s hard for me to listen to it without getting lost in it, without misting up… there’s just something about it. And yes, it may be one of, if not the most beautiful songs this music lover has ever heard.
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Name: Kenna
Email: princessk106@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; Hotbar 4.5.1.0)
Date: Monday, January 31, 2005
Time: 05:41 PM
Comments
I just discovered Israel’s version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the movie 50 First Dates & my fiance and I have decided to have it played for our last dance at our wedding reception.

Israel had a beautiful voice and his rendition of this song is the most beautiful I have ever heard. It makes me cry every time I listen to it and I’m just not the crying kind of female.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift with the world, Israel. You have surely brought light into many lives.

God rest your soul & bring to peace to your loved ones. I’m so sorry I didn’t learn of you years ago.
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Name: mj and mike hawes
Email: maybaby55@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 24.128.137.179
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; FunWebProducts; Hotbar4.5.3.0)
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2005
Time: 12:59 PM
Comments
We visited Maui back around 1997-1998, then cruised all the islands in 2004. It’s the most beautiful state in the U.S. IZ’s songs say it all. We enjoy listening to his CDs…. especially during our cold winter months. God Bless IZ and his family and friends.
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Name: Reinhard
Email: Reinhard.Stoppacher@Steiermaerkische.at
URL: www.Steiermaerkische.at
Remote Name: 213.150.1.76
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, January 28, 2005
Time: 04:39 AM
Comments
Danke für diese wunderschöne Musik. Du hast mein Herz berührt.

Danke aus Österreich
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Name: Kelly McKay
Email: cprailman98@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.168.54.35
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Time: 01:43 PM
Comments
His music is amazing. We all were blessed to have him in our world if only for such a short time.
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Name: Raven  and Sailor Margaret Nichols
Email: ravennichols@charter.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.114.30.67
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461)
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Time: 01:29 PM
Comments
What a gentle soul and a beautiful voice. Thank you, IZ, for touching so many hearts with your gift. Your version of “… Over the Rainbow” is a special song between my 5- year-old daughter and me, and we have you to thank.
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Name: Ph0eniX
Email: jack_seredyniecki@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.161.237.89
HTTP User Agent: .
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Time: 08:18 AM
Comments
I didn’t know anything about IZ until today, when I finally decided to find out who sings the version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” on the “Meet Joe Black” soundtrack. Owning a ukulele, I wanted to learn to play the tune. What a wonderful piece of music. One of the sites that came up in Google was this one. May you rest in peace.
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Name: Jeff
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 66.214.211.124
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Time: 11:22 PM
Comments
It was a great loss to everyone when IZ passed on. His music and his spirit will live on in our hearts and radios forever. Mahalo for the music and memories.
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Name: Jill.
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 24.69.255.205
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Time: 10:18 AM
Comments
I think his music is just wonderful to hear,his voice is warm,and friendly. He has talent. You have to remember,it’s on the inside that counts. Dispite His condition,he was very loving. Somewhere over the rainbow,that song i like,and when you hear it,Iz is actually somewhere over the rainbow,if you think bout it. Iz will be remembered always,and forever in our hearts. And he did have a good heart.
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Name: Jonathon & Laura
Email: sickwithitjonny@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 66.27.160.121
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts-MyWay; SV1)
Date: Monday, January 24, 2005
Time: 08:00 PM
Comments
Our Condolences go out to you and your family. His music is truely enjoyed…
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Name: Dave Murphy
Email: k1aj@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.171.2.159
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020823 Netscape/7.0 (BDP)
Date: Monday, January 24, 2005
Time: 10:25 AM
Comments
Dear Iz, I did not know you when you were alive, but recently discovered your music and I read your websites.

I feel I do know you and I wish to thank you for enrichening my life with your music. I hope this message finds you in cyberspace. You are loved by many hearts.
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Name: Bryan Rios
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 152.157.144.11
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; North Thurston Public Schools, Lacey Wa. USA 98503)
Date: Monday, January 24, 2005
Time: 08:53 AM
Comments
Thanks to israel ive picked up the uke and loving it he inspired me in many ways and makes me want to know more about him and his life ive learned to of his songs that i am proud to play any time any where and those are White Sandy Beach and Some Where Over The Rainbow and i just want to say thank israel and those who still care and love for this legend
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Name: RacinTracy
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 216.196.207.234
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Date: Monday, January 24, 2005
Time: 08:24 AM
Comments
My Wife & I just returned from 2 weeks on Maui…

While we were there, I was *haunted* by a song I kept hearing, in stores, at the Luau, everywhere….

Never had I been moved by such a piece of music. Chills up & down my spine, goosebumps….

After asking around, someone said it was “IZ”. Who??

I then found his CD’s in stores there, and I read up on Bruddah IZ here on the net.

That haunting song is “Hawai’i 78” – The most moving piece of music I’ve ever heard.

What a truely amazing man, his music makes me far more emotional than a 44 year old man should be.

Mahalo, Bruddah IZ, your music lives on….

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Name: wera
Email: wera@emaxy.com
URL: http://www.brand-shoes.emaxy.com
Remote Name: 213.130.24.216
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts)
Date: Monday, January 24, 2005
Time: 01:09 AM
Comments
nice site !
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Name: AW
Email: adw526314@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.36.115.124
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616
Date: Sunday, January 23, 2005
Time: 06:12 AM
Comments
How it brings tears to my eyes when i hear Israel Kamakawiwo’ole sing “Somewhere over the Rainbow” I heard it first at the end of “50 First Dates,” but never really paid attention to the beauty of this song until today when i watched the movie again. It saddens me that Israel Kamakawiwo’ole has died 7 1/2 years ago, for I will never be able to hear him sing this live until I go to heaven. ]

Rest In Peace Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

You are loved.
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Name: Jerome Smith
Email: jerome_smth@yahoo.com
URL: c27v32
Remote Name: 65.185.176.157
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2005
Time: 09:08 PM
Comments
I live in Fairborn, Ohio and I heard the music of Isreal “IZ”. The song “Over the Rainbow” was and is so profound it almost took my breath away. It remainds me of a time past in such a profound manner. Isreal is a person who I did not know until today. How could I have missed him; a giant of a man only through his music. He has truly changed Hawaii, me and the rest of this land “Over the Rainbow”. May my soul be with this great singer. His music will always be with me (forever).
Jerome
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Name: Brian Merceri
Email: Brian_merceri@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.140.120.28
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2005
Time: 08:45 PM
Comments
I first heard IZ when I was stationed in Hawaii from 96-99. Though I have never met IZ in person I love his music and I always get choked up when I here “somewhere over the rainbow.” I hope his wife, children and the rest of the family are doing great.

May the lord always allow IZ’s smile and music be heard and seen all over the islands.

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Name: John
Email: morganjw1@comcast.net
URL:
Remote Name: 69.138.38.48
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2005
Time: 02:59 PM
Comments
I first heard the angelic music of Bruddah Iz on the ER episode where Dr. Green died. I have been looking since then for the music of this golden voiced man. I finally found it after watching 50 first dates. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of “Facing Future” so I can hear more than just the sample clips I have heard. Sadly we will not hear any new music from this gentle soul, but we can hear what he left us over and over. I plan to at least. I don’t profess to know much of the Hawaiian language, but I do know how to say thanks.

Mahalo Bruddah
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Name: diana cearley
Email: dianacearley@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.34.131.104
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2005
Time: 12:30 PM
Comments
I have been looking for who sung the most beautiful rendition of “Somewhere over the rainbow”, come to find out it was Iz. Thank you God for giving us all the chance to hear Heaven through your servent Iz. It is soooo beautiful.
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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: Saturday, January 22, 2005
Time: 10:57 AM
Comments
Rest in peace Mom and Iz
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Name: Clark
Email: ccpenn@sbcglobal.net
URL:
Remote Name: 68.95.132.78
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; YPC 3.0.0; SV1; yplus 4.1.00b)
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Time: 05:19 PM
Comments
Your voice brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart, yearning for those lost days on Poipu. Mahalo Brah!
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Name: Stephen Sinisi
Email: steve@wsvogel.com
URL:
Remote Name: 207.103.111.222
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Time: 07:24 AM
Comments
I first heard IZ’s version of the song “over the rainbow” a little over a year ago. Luckily, I was able to locate the CD at a store. I truly, enjoy the music. I am an avid surfer from NJ and have always been interested in the Hawaiian culture due to my surfing roots. My 8 year old son and my 5 year old daughter enjoy the music. In fact my son listens to the CD every night to help him fall asleep. He loves the first track “Hawaii 78” and of course “over the rainbow”. When I first bought it I was not aware that IZ had passed away years earlier and was saddened when I found out. I offer my late condolences to his wife, daughter and family. I have played the songs for many people and they all love his voice. It is sad because our society could use more positive people like IZ and his life was cut short at such a young age.

Sincerely, Steve

 
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Name: Gary  Miller
Email: gary.miller@alaska.com
URL:
Remote Name: 69.178.54.83
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.5.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.12
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Time: 06:37 PM
Comments
thanks for keeping IZ alive on your site. I’m new to him, but I live in Alaska… He warms me up with his open heart and message of Aloha.

Gary
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Name: Henry Tran
Email: henry_d_tran@yahoo.com
URL: hanktee.tripod.com
Remote Name: 130.76.64.15
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Time: 11:13 AM
Comments
The paradise of Hawaii would not be what it is without you IZ!
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Name: tina hodge
Email: buddalay@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 151.202.40.74
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.23; Mac_PowerPC)
Date: Monday, January 17, 2005
Time: 09:12 AM
Comments
my 9 week old son loves somewhare over the rainbow… bruddah iz sounds like an angel… i just heard this son the his way last night while watching 51st dates”the move”,, i thought it was beautiful… i let my son listen to it and his little face lit up… i cant tell you how hard i cried to see my baby react like that… the song puts him to sleep so peacefully…

i went on line to check out this man with the voice sent from god, just to find out he really is an angel…

I know if god blessed this man with such a sweat voice it was because he knew Iz’s heart would do his voice justice…

much love

tina from brooklyn ny… and a big thank you to bruddah iz for making my baby smile xoxooxxoo peace
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Name: prophet
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 67.121.203.184
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/125.5.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.12
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2005
Time: 11:48 PM
Comments
Braddah,

Not2worry, eh.

Da Hawaiian People will 1day be FREE.

Aloha.

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Name: Jeannette Fong
Email: Neana13@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 198.81.26.43
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; AOL 9.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2005
Time: 04:50 PM
Comments
I have just become aware of Israel Kamakawiwo’oles music on a recent trip to Hawaii. From the first moment I heard his Live performance CD I felt the love that this man had for the world and people of the world. I feel so sad that I was not able to see him and hear him in person. What a great loss to the peoples of the world that this wonderful, gentle man is no longer with us. I will forever remain a fan and admirer of this man.
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Name: Joyce Lattimer
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 4.244.162.254
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; PeoplePal 3.0)
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2005
Time: 12:27 PM
Comments
Well, it’s been 8 years since his death; I just discovered Iz a couple years ago through my brother. To his family, he is still touching souls with his music. I’ve lived in Kansas City,Mo., my whole life, but his music puts me at peace.
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Name: m b siddens
Email: mbsiddens@glasgow-ky.com
URL:
Remote Name: 12.36.236.16
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Monday, January 10, 2005
Time: 05:57 PM
Comments
Wow! What a beautiful voice and our loss.
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Name: Todd Binkley
Email: tbink@bellsouth.net
URL:
Remote Name: 65.80.168.138
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; Media Center PC 2.8)
Date: Saturday, January 08, 2005
Time: 04:12 PM
Comments
The most beautiful,comforting voice in the world.Take it from musician from Nashville.When I am down with the iniquties of the world, I will listen to “somewhere over the rainbow/what a wonderful world”and just cry never understanding why.
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Name: Pat Kesler
Email: diamondheadflowr@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 64.12.116.130
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Date: Saturday, January 08, 2005
Time: 03:45 PM
Comments
I was drawn in by the recording Over the Rainbow but after hearing Hawaii 78 I am totally blown away. I had to know more about this voice and unfortunately found he is gone from us on earth. He’s leading an angelic choir now. Mahalo Iz. Your spirit has touched me far from Hawaii here in Diamondhead, Mississippi.
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Name: R.M.
Email: ryno376@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.78.33.166
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Saturday, January 08, 2005
Time: 03:17 PM
Comments
to say that life isn’t fair wouldn’t be fair. his life served a purpose and did above and beyond how he expected to turn out. just this site alone says enough let alone all the others about Iz. a real man, an inspiration to us all, he knows and sees how we all appreciate and love his music. I’m 28 and listen to all kinds of music from house to rap and everything else in between. his music is unlike any other. Judy Garland aint got nuthin on Iz, not that she’s a bad singer, don’t get me wrong, but Iz brought Somewhere Over the Rainbow to a whole ‘nuther level.
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Name: stewart
Email: chevryrcr_2001@msn.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.237.50.35
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; Hotbar 4.5.1.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MSN 6.1; MSNbMSFT; MSNmen-us; MSNc00; v5m)
Date: Friday, January 07, 2005
Time: 03:14 PM
Comments
The way how I found out about Bruddah Iz is from my mom, she introduced hawaiian music to me even though that I lived in hawaii, I never use to listen to it until my mom got me to listen to it and Bruddah Iz was the first hawaiian singer that I listened to and I started to listen to hawaiian music from Bruddah Iz and I’ve been hooked ever since. BRUDDAH IZ IS #1 FOR ALL TIMES !!! HIS MUSIC WILL NEVER DIE !!!
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Name: Usher Raymond
Email: Usher@BMG.com
URL:
Remote Name: 4.3.209.120
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Friday, January 07, 2005
Time: 12:30 PM
Comments
Being in the music industry myself, i love his originality and his comforting tone. First heard IZ’s music in the movie 50 First Dates and was very catchy. Stay up.
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Name: George Paresa
Email:
URL:
Remote Name: 67.170.252.37
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: Thursday, January 06, 2005
Time: 07:23 PM
Comments
Israel,

Eh Brudda, I told you, you waz going to be famous. You did write and sing what we talked about in Kaimuki HS. That day I thought we was going beef. Bra, I couldn’t see you waisting dat talent you had without making a statement on behalf of us dieing Kanakas. It’s bitter sweet like da kine star fruit. I told you that day it was going to have more meaning when we dead. That was the same voice that told me you wasn’t going to live a long life. Bra, Why did you ask dat? That voice that told me dis stuff came from the winds blowing the leaves on the tree tops, that day in the school yard in Kaimuki HS. It still freaks me out what happened that day. “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono”. You bugga, You right, I neva said it right and I still can’t. Bra, I still one lost Hawaiian. Well, it’s been a long time but it’s time I said this to you. Mahalo.
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Name: robert brown
Email: robetbrown@yahoo.com
URL:
Remote Name: 66.87.73.123
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, January 06, 2005
Time: 06:16 PM
Comments
A beautiful man and singer. I have heard just a small portion of his songs. Each time I listen to over the rainbow a smile comes to my face…such a beautiful voice can only come from someone who is equally beautiful throughout. The angels in heaven have a real treat when they hear him sing…
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Name: Bill Scott
Email: wscott@rochester.rr.com
URL:
Remote Name: 24.39.233.248
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Thursday, January 06, 2005
Time: 08:04 AM
Comments
I just foound your music and I am a true and newly didicated fan. Rest in peace my friend.
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Name: Robert Tate
Email: damnedyankee5@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.229.186.24
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Cox High Speed Internet Customer; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Date: Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Time: 10:01 PM
Comments
To think a singing man from Hawaii could make a biker from Minnesota cry! His music and voice made tears instantly well with a confusing mixture of sadness and enlightment. The first time I heard “over the rainbow”, was in the movie “meet Joe Black”. My bride had to shut off the DVD, as I kept playing it over and over. I plan on purchasing all his CD’s and a video. I didnt know him or his music before his passing, but I feel his soul in his music. My very late condolences to his family and friends. He is a “Brudda” to all!
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Name: Kelly Covey
Email: home@tronteck.com
URL:
Remote Name: 216.160.115.168
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.5.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.12
Date: Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Time: 11:45 AM
Comments
01/04/05 – My soon to be wife Jodi Kauhi introduced me to IZ while we were planning our wedding one day – what songs to play while the guest wait for the “main event” if you will. I wanted to know who IZ is and when Jodi told me all about him and all those who love him touched me. IZ songs touch me. Sorry for your loss. He is remembered by his fans (A new fan here) and by his songs of love and togetherness. A new memory made.
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Name: Lola
Email: loretta.kelly@ozemail.com.au
URL:
Remote Name: 210.84.247.94
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Date: Monday, January 03, 2005
Time: 09:13 PM
Comments
What beauty was given to this man in the form of a voice so divine that upon presentation of his album I found myself screaming with joy, unaware of my reaction it was so natural. Yes I have played his album everyday and in my worst moments his voice lifts my spirits. My wonderful husband sought out his album for me and now will finish with his entire collection. He must now be singing with the angels in heaven. Lola
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Name: Brett Petersen
Email: brett_petersen@hotmail.com
URL:
Remote Name: 68.13.188.143
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Cox High Speed Internet Customer; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Q342532)
Date: Monday, January 03, 2005
Time: 03:25 PM
Comments
September 22, 2004, My dear Friend Adam “wojo” Wojtalewic committed suicide. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” was played at his funeral. I have been looking all over for this CD, and my mother bought it for me today. I just found out that Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, died. My condolences to his family and friends. I wanted to thank “Iz” for his beautiful voice and for singing this song. It has made ammends to my life.

With love, Brett Andrew
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Name: Loren
Email: jjmom41@aol.com
URL:
Remote Name: 65.96.46.149
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Date: Monday, January 03, 2005
Time: 07:59 AM
Comments
Just heard “the” song, Somewhere over the Rainbow and have learned about Iz. What a beautiful talent. I will definitely be buying some of his music and sharing it with everyone I can. Beautiful, just simply beautiful.
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