Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

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

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

2014: Winner of a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award under the auspices of the Hawaiʻi Academy of Recording Arts.
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Albums

ST6005 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Ka 'Ano'i album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Ka 'Ano'i (Album) Discos Tropical (2) ST6005 1990 Sell This Version
BB 5901 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Facing Future album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Facing Future (Album) Big Boy Record Company, Mountain Apple Company BB 5901 US 1993 Sell This Version
BBCD 5902 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - E Ala Ē album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole E Ala Ē (Album) Big Boy Record Company BBCD 5902 US 1995 Sell This Version
BB 5903 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - (I)N Dis Life album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (I)N Dis Life (Album) Big Boy Record Company BB 5903 US 1996 Sell This Version
BBCD 5904 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Iz In Concert: The Man And His Music album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Iz In Concert: The Man And His Music (Album) Big Boy Record Company BBCD 5904 US 1998 Sell This Version
BBCD 5907 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Alone In Iz World album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Alone In Iz World (Album) Big Boy Record Company BBCD 5907 US 2001 Sell This Version
BBCD 5911 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Wonderful World album art Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo`ole* Wonderful World (Album) Big Boy Record Company BBCD 5911 US 2007 Sell This Version
SPCD 9076 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Unforgettable album art Israel Kamakawiwoʻole* & The Mākaha Sons Of Niʻihau* Israel Kamakawiwoʻole* & The Mākaha Sons Of Niʻihau* - Unforgettable(CD) Poki Records SPCD 9076 US 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none, BBCD 5909E Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World (Single, EP, Maxi) Hot Records (2) none, BBCD 5909E US 2005 Sell This Version
none Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Nilow Remix) album art Israel Kamakawiwo Ole* Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Nilow Remix)(File, MP3, Single, 320) Not On Label (Nilow Self-Released) none Germany 2010
none Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Somewhere Over The Rainbow(CDr, Single, Promo) Universal Music Domestic Pop none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
2762647 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - What A Wonderful World album art IZ* What A Wonderful World(CD, Single) Universal Music Group 2762647 Europe 2011 Sell This Version

Compilations

BBCD 5905 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - IZ · Somewhere Over The Rainbow album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole IZ · Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Comp, EP) Mountain Apple Company, Decca BBCD 5905 US 1998 Sell This Version

Videos

BBDVD 5027 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - The Man Behind The Music album art Iz* The Man Behind The Music(DVD-V) The Mountain Apple Company BBDVD 5027 US 2004 Sell This Version
BBDVD 5011 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Hot Hawaiian Nights album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Hot Hawaiian Nights(DVD) The Mountain Apple Company BBDVD 5011 Unknown Sell This Version
BBDVD 5906 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - The Man And His Music album art Israel Kamakawiwo'ole The Man And His Music(DVD) The Mountain Apple Company BBDVD 5906 US Unknown Sell This Version