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Israel Kamakawiwo`ole - 'N Dis Life Artist: Israel Kamakawiwo`ole
Title: 'N Dis Life
Category: Contemporary

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Catalog #: CD29
Track Listing
Tracks with mp3 sample play mp3 samples.
  1. Hi`ilawe - mp3 sample
  2. In This Life - mp3 sample
  3. Wai`alae - mp3 sample
  4. Starting All Over Again - mp3 sample
  5. Living in a Sovereign Land - mp3 sample
  6. `Opae E - mp3 sample
  7. Aloha Ku`u Pua - mp3 sample
  8. Johnny Mahoe - mp3 sample
  9. Lover of Mine - mp3 sample
  10. Yokozuna - mp3 sample
  11. Na Ka Pueo / Keyhole Hula - mp3 sample
  12. The Fly - mp3 sample

Other Albums By Israel Kamakawiwo`ole -Or- Related Titles:
Ka `AnoiFacing FutureE Ala EIZ: In ConcertAlone In IZ WorldWonderful World

Performing with The Makaha Sons Of Ni`ihau... Na Mele Henoheno Vol. 1Na Mele Henoheno Vol. 2Live At Hank's PlacePuana Hou Me Ke AlohaHo'ola • Makaha Bash 3 • Ho'oluana

Israel's Video selections... IZ: The Man Behind The Music (DVD)Hot Hawaiian Nights (DVD)Island Music, Island Hearts (DVD)Island Music, Island Hearts Video (VHS)

Israel is also included on the following compilations... Best Of Hawaiian Style BandMusic From The Islands Of AlohaFifty Greatest Hawai`i Albums Of All TimeIsland RootsMea Makamae

Comments:
This is the final album recorded by Bruddah IZ before his death in June of 1997 at the age of 38. His funeral was treated as if he were a head of state, the leader of a sovereign country, and in many ways he really was.

'N DIS LIFE continues the formula begun in FACING THE FUTURE CD #21 and E ALA E CD #22, after his relationship with De Mello... each album has a love song or two, a little pep talk for the unlucky, sadness about the rightness of sovereignty, courage to inject a little "Hawaiian-ness" into modern life, ethnic pride with toleration and responsibility, nostalgia, citizenship (a la anti-drug song track 8), a bow to the sumo wrestlers, a few more love songs, some whimsy (the FLY). I love the old standard (Hi'ilawe).

Here IZ again shows his range, his powerful voice, tender sympathies, and strong connection with "Hawaiian-ness." This album headlines IZ's own eulogy - the title song "N DIS LIFE".

This is Lee's favorite Israel Kamakawiwo`ole album and the third of his trilogy CD #21, CD #22, CD #29 that make up the real core of his solo music career (after leaving the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau). CD #53 IZ in concert has songs taped live from each of these three albums. CD #84 represents "early IZ" before the De Mello formula - without the passion, the focus, the identity.

After De Mello - Israel gained focus, showed his passion and range, and became "IZ THIS GREAT HAWAIIAN MAN"... his Hawaiian musical style culminates in N DIS LIFE CD #29. Enjoy.


Biography: Wikipedia
Tribute: Honolulu Star-Bulletin


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