Book Review: Chronicles of a Sansei Rocker 

By Harry Manaka
(paperback) $20.00

If you think you know all there is to know about L.A.’s music history, you need to check this book out. Authored by a Sansei musician (a person born in the U.S. or Canada whose grandparents were immigrants from Japan), Harry Manaka was a member of Somethin’ Else, one of the premier bands of the vibrant  Sansei Dance Party era,   and his book is a labor of love that gives you his insider’s backstage view of the acts and events that this Sansei generation (roughly born between 1943-1960) were fortunate to enjoy.