Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World
from Facing Future
by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Nicknamed the "Gentle Giant," Israel Kamakawiwo'ole has a tender voice with a giant sound. He gained international fame with this featured selection: A medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "What A Wonderful World."
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