When my Dad sent me this song in an email, it was the first time I heard this version. This song is so touching and I think it is a great one to feature in this week’s Tunes with Tuesday post.
The song is “Wind Beneath My Wings,” first released by singer Roger Whittaker in 1982. The song is perhaps best known for the 1988 version, sung by Bette Midler in the film “Beaches.” Midler also starred in the movie.
The version of this song that I feature here is new to me. I love it. The singer is Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Thanks Dad for bringing it to my attention.
Kamakawiwo’ole was a talented musician, born in Hawaii, who passed away far too soon at the age of 38. His voice has depth beyond the lyrics and can take my mind to regions father than Canada’s west coast, where I live. He is known for the ukulele he played and the soft voice that emitted from the man who was large in size.
I hope you enjoy Kamakawiwo’ole’s soft voice and the serene images of this video. There is an eagle and other terrific sights, which fit the lyrics so nicely.
Enjoy the winds of friendship in your day today. ~christyb