Shake, Rattle and Roll

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Sunday, April 6, 2014
| Ezekiel 37:1-14

This title phrase has been rattling around in rock 'n' roll since the '50s. But it evokes something that happened in an ancient prophetic vision.

In Denver, Colorado, you can Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Not on a dance floor.

On a giant swing. It's a thrill ride at the Elitch Gardens theme park, one that will turn you upside down, around and around. And if it doesn't shake or rattle you enough, you can always move on to the Tower of Doom, the Mind Eraser or, if you are a snowboarder, the Half Pipe ride.

Says one reviewer, "Freaking awesome."

Of course, people have been shaking and rattling for many years. The expression is found in the title of two movies, including one in 1994 starring Renée Zellweger and Howie Mandel. An Alabama support group for people suffering from Parkinson's disease is called "Shake, Rattle and Roll." The phrase also pops up in the title of a Hanna-Barbera cartoon series, a television miniseries and an annual rock and roll event in the United Kingdom.

Shake, Rattle and Roll is even a professional wrestling move used by Wayne Farris, "The Honky Tonk Man."

But where does this expression come from?

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