Jones Girls

Don't Be Sorry Be Careful / Taster Of The Honey (Not The Keeper Of The Bee)

Music Factory : MS 1017 test press

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  • Artist: Jones Girls
  • A Side: Don't Be Sorry Be Careful
  • B Side: Taster Of The Honey (Not The Keeper Of The Bee)
  • Label: Music Factory
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: wol
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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The UNISSUED TEST PRESS of a "lost in time" Jones Girls session! The second only copy "known" on planet-earth.

For 46 years this 1973 Monarch test-press has been a one copy only 45. Until today, we are now aware of only one other copy, residing for a few decades in safety tucked away and treasured in one of the world's greatest Soul vinyl collections.

A 45 that sadly never got past the test-press stage for release. With "Taster Of The Honey (Not The Keeper Of The Bee)" pressed on both sides of Music Factory MS 1017 promo copy in September 1973. Leaving the superior "Don't Be Sorry, Be Careful" in limbo and until now, certainly previously unheard and unknown by us, now on the market, for all our auction followers to hear and marvel.

Surely for someone set to become a modern soul DJ Crossover treasure. But perhaps more importantly this track is MISSING from all the Music Merchant/Invictus compilation CD's, even though compilers had Carte-Blanche access to the Invictus vaults. The beauty of vinylA-digging, there is always an astonishing find, awaiting out there if you dig long-enough and deep enough.

So check it out, a stunning slab of Detroit Soul Sister Northern Soul Crossover from the desks William Mickey Stevenson, Brian Holland & Angelo Bond that has been awaiting discovery for over 45 years..
Killer Detroit Sister Soul Crossover dancer so typically "Invictus" styled with a cutting edge production you'd expect from this trio of "Motor City" studio legends.

Most likely the rarest 45 we'll auction this year.

Condition Report

Mint minus vinyl, most likely unplayed before with lifted the soundfile, credits and info written by hand by two differebnt people. One from Monarch Pressing plant Los Angeles when it got mailed back to Invictus Records the parent of Music Merchant, Detroit.

A Side

  • Title: Don't Be Sorry Be Careful

    B Side

  • Title: Taster Of The Honey (Not The Keeper Of The Bee)
  • Year: 10th. September 1973
  • City: Detroit, Mich