NPR’s 50 Great Voices… featuring Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole

Posted on 06. Dec, 2010 by in IZ

Needless to say we are excited and honored that NPR choose IZ as one of their 50 Great Voices.

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6 Responses to “NPR’s 50 Great Voices… featuring Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole”

  1. Karen
    6 December 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    I was listening to Morning Edition as I always do when I had a driveway moment. Truly, I have heard this version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and loved it. Hearing the story of it’s making and the gentle voice of Isreal Kamakawiwo`ole nearly moved me to tears. I came home this evening and replayed the story. I then ordered Facing Future. Thankyou so much for adding this haunting and lovely voice to NPR’s 50 Great voices.

  2. bruce
    28 December 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    wow , i heard the song on coast to coast as a bumper and i was blown away, im just sorry i didnt discover him when he was alive , wow what a voice ,wow what a loss,thanx for the story

  3. Freddy
    20 August 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    I sat and cryed with my wife listing to over the rainbow …..the most beautifull voice and gentle man set on this earth,
    So sad never got to see this man perform but so lucky to have his music. GodBless IZ and family.