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August 29, 2008

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Have you ever heard of the Hawaiian musician "Israel Kamakawiwo'ole"? Neither had I, until I stumbled onto this wonderful recording. You may have heard it featured in commercials and/or films. This song is a great jazz tune which I have played a few times over the years. When I heard this version, I was immediately impressed by the beauty in this performance. It's played with an Ukule, and the voice of this man was truly something else.

This man was heavily overweight and died in 1997, only 38 years young. It's sad when talented people die so young.

Sometimes you hear a song that affects you in some "deeper" way - I think it happens to most of us, and it's hard to say why - it just happens. I had that happen to me when I heard this recording. They way he is phrasing the melody when he sings is so classy and beautiful. That voice is something else.

I am posting this song just because I like it. Maybe you will like it too - let me know.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Israel Kamakawiwo Ole - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
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By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com


Posted by Robert Renman on August 29, 2008

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