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Bruddah Iz Gets Belated Buzz tells the tale of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, a traditional hawaiian singer who recorded a fantastic medley of Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful Life (caution that link will launch iTunes).

After watching 'Meet Joe Black' I went to the iTunes Music store and downloaded Facing Future, which is just a beautiful album.

It is a shame that Iz, as he was known, died at such a young age. He weighed in at about 1,000 pounds at the time of his death, and now he is more popular than when he was alive. He was always something of a superstar in Hawaii, too bad he wasn't 'discovered' until it was too late for him to really benefit.


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