Sunday, January 13, 2013

Boom Shaka-laka

Where does "boom shaka-laka" come from? It pops up in various pop culture moments, such as during basic training graduation in the movie Stripes, and in the Muppet Treasue Island.  But where does it come from?  The earliest occurance of the phrase I have been able to uncover is in this 1971 song by Ike and Tina Turner.

1 comment:

Jim said...

that's great to know...I know that such tid-bits of knowledge won't really change the world but I love learning about stuff like that! :)