OK!  I’ve been asked on a regular basis about my Blog Into song….the one you hear if you log in with Explorer and have your speakers on. 
I guess I’m not the only one who has that as their all time favorite song.  So…what is it?  Well obviously it’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow…but that isn’t Dorothy (Judy Garland) singing it.   This version is a medly of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What A Wonderful World" and was sung and recorded by  Isreal "IZ" Kamakawiwo’ole.  (Knick named the "Gentle Giant" by the Hawaiin people)
Known for his Budda stature and his silky voice, he was a popular singer in Hawaii unitil his death, at the age of 38, June 1997.     This song was released on his a’Facing Future" album in 1993.   The song has been included in the end of many movies including Finding Forester, Meet Joe Black, 50 First Dates and the 2002 season finale of ER.   He was one of the few pure blooded Native Hawiians in the world. 

My only regret is I can’t play the whole song on this web site becuase of copy right infringments ….so I’ve done the best I can do.  If you love this song, I’ve given you the info you need to find it. 


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