About the title
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Zavitz)
Pronounced "Shake Yer Bootie". As it is written, it appears to mean the
name of some fictitious Arabian oil Baron (hence the Arab headgear that
Zappa is wearing on the cover). As it is pronounced, it means to dance, in
1979 cheesy American disco style.
From: email@example.com (John Torrico)
Well, it's "Sheik" (pronounced "Shake") and you are close. It really reads
"Shake Your Booty", which was the name of one of KC & The Sunshine Band's
biggest hits... "Booty" can mean several things these days, but at the time
of the song it referred to your butt. It means dancing.
For most of us, KC represented the worst of the disco movement... I saw
them at Disney World when they were in their heyday (I was unfortunately
working there at the time) and was struck by the "medley" that they did of
their biggest hits... about 7 different songs... the rhythm section
NEVER CHANGED THE BEAT from start to finish. Now that's some challenging
From: Vladimir Sovetov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In accordance with Neil Slaven's "Electric Don Quixote"
the name of
KC & The Sunshine Band's 1976 top-charting hit was Shake, Shake, Shake