Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday Night Music:


5 comments:

Monson said...

First time I heard this was an odd experience. I was in a conference room at a large and wealthy San Francisco law firm. Two partners had died in the previous two weeks. One of cancer and one of a heart attack while playing basketball at the Y. Family, friends, employees and coworkers had gathered for a memorial. Someone had put together a video/photo/slide show of both of them. This was the music. The music was so great. However, both of the men who had died had been such negative presences in my life (stern, ambitious, pushy, often dishonest and cruel -- though each sometimes amazingly generous) that it was so strange to look at photos of them as boys and then teenagers and then with their wives and children looking so happy and human. I didn't know what to think or feel but I sure loved the music.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Quite a story, Mike. I love his voice and his arrangement. Lots of other good stuff by him too.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he was terrific. A friend sent me a home made CD a few years ago and this was one of the songs on it.

Jeff M.

Toe Hallock said...

Hi Patti: Not quite sure, but IZ almost, if not, surpasses Judy Garland's original. Both versions are poignant in their own ways. I recommend his Facing Future album. Too bad he died so young. Great talent. Yours truly, Toe.

Al Tucher said...

I'm normally very good at tuning background music out, but this song made me look up from my coffee in the Borders in Kona HI. I asked one of the young sales people, "Who is that?" and she gave me one of the blissful smiles I have ever seen. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole had that effect.

I think the story behind this recording is also charming. A local DJ called Iz into his studio at 3:00 in the morning with no notice at all, and this is the result.