Mudcat Café message #564712 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39684   Message #564712
Posted By: Mark Cohen
04-Oct-01 - 12:54 AM
Thread Name: Your Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Subject: RE: Your Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Iz is a cultural icon here in the islands, Margaret. He died in 1997, of complications related to his extreme obesity, but his voice was absolutely angelic. He was a founding member of a seminal Hawaiian group called "Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau" before he went solo. Here's a link to articles (including a discography) that appeared in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin when he died.