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Did you guys notice that IZ is featured in today's Google Doodle? He would have been 61-years old.

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Way cool. For those not familiar with IZ, he is like Elvis, or The Beatles to the Hawaiian's. He's probably the second most popular Hawaiian there is/was, next to King Kamehameha, the first ruler of Hawaii.

I first heard IZ when we visited Kauai in 93' to check out the family vacation home my FIL built on a parcel he bought in the 70's. While there and listening to the radio, I heard IZ's newly-released music, but didn't think much about it.

After returning to the mainland I found myself humming IZ tunes, so I set out to find "Facing Future," his epic CD. I swear, it took about 2-weeks of popping in and out of every freaking record store I stumbled across while working in Los Angeles. Finally, I found a copy at a small record store on the west side of Olympic in West Los Angeles. I still have the CD!

Anyhow, give it a listen, you won't be disappointed. His Over the Rainbow video is approaching 1 billion views...not too shabby for a Hawaiian folk singer.


One my favs, he narrates his life story within the song, it's pretty cool

 

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Did you guys notice that IZ is featured in today's Google Doodle? He would have been 61-years old.

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Way cool. For those not familiar with IZ, he is like Elvis, or The Beatles to the Hawaiian's. He's probably the second most popular Hawaiian there is/was, next to King Kamehameha, the first ruler of Hawaii.

I first heard IZ when we visited Kauai in 93' to check out the family vacation home my FIL built on a parcel he bought in the 70's. While there and listening to the radio, I heard IZ's newly-released music, but didn't think much about it.

After returning to the mainland I found myself humming IZ tunes, so I set out to find "Facing Future," his epic CD. I swear, it took about 2-weeks of popping in and out of every freaking record store I stumbled across while working in Los Angeles. Finally, I found a copy at a small record store on the west side of Olympic in West Los Angeles. I still have the CD!

Anyhow, give it a listen, you won't be disappointed. His Over the Rainbow video is approaching 1 billion views...not too shabby for a Hawaiian folk singer.


One my favs, he narrates his life story within the song, it's pretty cool

Nothing relaxes me like listening to Hawaiian music. I need to listen to it more often.
 

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F*n love everything about this vid, the song, Steve Harris and his galloping bass, and the story-line itself

 

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...I shot this 12 years ago with a $50 digital camera ...This is at the theater downtown in Quincy Ca... Longtime member of the Plumas County arts commission...👍..Hit a couple of bars within walking distance after the show....

 
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