He Plays “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” But I’ve Never Heard It Performed Like This. WOW!
There are two kinds of people in this world, those who associate this song with petite Judy Garland and the Wizard of Oz and those who associate it with this heavy-set Hawaiian with angelic voice.
If you ask anywhere outside of Hawaii, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole is not a household name, but in the 50th State he’s a legend mostly thanks to this song. Kamakawiwoʻole gave a new sound to an aging classic mainly through his melancholic voice and his ukulele, which strangely enough works perfectly for this song. The video has more than 250 million views on YouTube which means you’ve probably seen it, but if you did you know it’s worth listening over and over again.