Daniel Akana Ku, Jr., musician, 1927.

DAINEL [DANIEL] AKANA KU, JR.

Expert Guitar and Steel Player.

This is a picture of a Hawaiian boy skilled at the steel guitar and the guitar, and Mr. Sam Ku, Jr. is his older brother. He was born in Honolulu; his mother is Mrs. Elena Mahu, and Sam Ku, Sr. is his father, one of the guards at the insane asylum.

They have two sons; it is Sam Ku, Sr. [Jr.], his older brother, who is travelling about foreign lands as an expert at playing the steel guitar, and this skill that he has is what his younger brother is using on Kauai; he is totally knowledgeable and proficient in this.

In his infancy, he was taken as a hanai by Albert Akana and Mrs. Mary Akana Mahu, and because of the frailty of his foster parent, he returned to Kauai until the passing from this life of his adoptive parent, this past August; he remains with his mother and it is he that is taking care of her and her needs.

(Kuokoa, 10/27/1927, p. 4)

DAINEL AKANA KU, JR.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXVI, Helu 41, Aoao 4. Okatoba 27, 1927.

John Palimoo, Jr., steel guitarist on the radio, 1927.

ENTERTAINING THE MULTITUDES ON K. G. U., JOHN PALIMOO, JR.

He is a member of the Firemen’s Glee Club [Kalapu Himeni], the one who entertained the pubic many a time on K. K. U. [K. G. U.] recently, receiving acclaim because of his new way of playing on his guitar, making it sound like bells.

[Notice the first line on the right column. On occasion, there will be a misplaced line or section, especially in the later years of the newspapers, and the line that reads “le ai iloko o ka muliwai he ekolu” seems to be out of place.

Does anyone have any information on this steel guitar player, John Palimoo, Jr.?]

(Kuokoa, 9/8/1927, p.2)

HE MEA HOOHAUOLI MA KE K. G. U. I KA LEHULEHU, JOHN PALIMOO, JR.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXVI, Helu 35, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 8, 1927.