Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Listen to his beautiful voice



It's by this Hawaiian man named Israel Kamakawiwo'ole who was considered a national treasure in Hawaii. He had the most beautiful voice and played ukelele. He also weighed over 500 pounds and died recently in his 30's. Lovely lovely voice. You might recognize this song from commercials and movies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I&feature=fvw

5 comments:

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Thank you for posting that...it brings tears to my eyes. But I know that beautiful voice and spirit are now soaring over that rainbow. He will be singing with the heavenly choir now. Thank you again.....

FishBulb500 said...

*jumps up and down*

I had been wondering who sang that! The first part, where he is humming, is part of a commercial, and I just loved it. And here it is! Thanks so much for finding this.

twenty pound tabby said...

I've loved that ever since I first heard it sometime ago on NPR.

Meg_L said...

hmmm, here I come responding to the post I saw on my blog reader....and it's gone!!

So...send me an email with the dirt!!!

sassyglassdesigns said...

It's been removed from YouTube...is it his "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" rendition...if so...it is absolutely beautiful...I have the CD it's on and he has some other great songs on there. Also, if that is the song, it was played on ER when one of the doctors died (forgot his name).