Not much is known about Nai Bonet’s early life. She was born in Saigon to a Vietnamese mother and a French Father, in 1944. At some point her family moved to New York City, moving from Brooklyn to the Bronx to Yonkers. While visiting a friend who was practicing the craft, Nai Bonet tried belly dancing for the first time. She was a natural, as later evidenced by her debut headlining gig at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. She was only 13 years old.
Fast forward to 1966. Now 22 years old, with a few small theater and TV parts under her belt, Nai tries her hand at singing. Still known primarily known for her dancing ability, she wisely chooses a silly little tune called Jelly Belly. And the Karate Records graphic designer wisely uses the back of the sleeve to break the dance down step by step.