Mai Tai – History / Body And Soul – Vinyl single of Dutch pop on ZYX Records





Mai Tai – History / Body And Soul – 12 inch Vinyl Single

Brand new, never played, unsealed, some cover wear from storage
Old Gold Records 1989 OG 4104 UK

Packaged in a generic Old Gold sleeve

Dutch pop-act Mai Tai (named after a tropical cocktail) was formed in 1983 by the successful Dutch record producers Eric van Tijn and Jochem Fluitsma. With the three former backing-singers Jetty Wheels, Mildred Douglas and Caroline De Windt they created the most successful Dutch soul and disco pop-act in history so far.

Their debut-single Keep On Dancin (1983) was only a hit in the Dutch clubs. In the summer of 1984 they released a second single: What Goes On. It became their first hit in the Dutch Top 40, peaking at number 30. Following tracks like Body And Soul and Am I Losing You Forever also hit the charts, but never managed to reach the top-20 in Holland.

Early 1985 they released their debut-album simply called Mai Tai, which won a Dutch Edison Award and a Silver Harp. The international breakthrough came with History from the debut-album. This song was successful all over Europe, became a top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart and reached the top 20 in Germany. It was also a hit in New Zealand and Australia and entered the US dance charts.

In 1986 their song Female intuition became a top 40 hit across Europe, and made top 10 in Denmark.

Body and Soul was re-released in the UK and became their second UK top 10 hit. After their international breakthrough, Mai Tai also became much more popular in The Netherlands. Following singles like Female Intuition (a UK Top 20-hit) and Turn Your Love Around from the second album 1 Touch 2 Much went straight into the top 10 of the Dutch Top 40 and were international hits.

But Mai Tai didnt manage to keep up the success. The third album (Cool Is The Rule) was less successful in the charts and after 1987 they didnt release any new work. In 1991 a Best Of album was released, with one new track called Dance In The Light. But when the new single wasnt successful at all, the three girls decided to split up.

In 2003 Mai Tai was reunited. Some new tracks have been released, but were not successful. There are plans for a new album with old and new tracks

Track Listing
History 7.20
Body And Soul

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