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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hi everyone
well i'm tring to find out some imformation. i have a 7" not by queen or smile with a version of APRIL LADY as the b side and it is credited to s barnwell and it was recorded and released before smile.it is very simular to the smile version..as anybody came across this version before or as any imformation i would be very grateful

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thats strange because April Lady was written by Stanley Lucas.

Could you share it with us?


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always wondered about the background to this song. Can anyone shed any light?

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't him some sort of staff songwriter?


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 08 Sep 06, 03:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hi again just found the record out sorry i did make a mistake april lady was released IN 1971 as a B.side to "i sure like your smile" by soutern comfort on the emi harvest label cat no HAR5115 i do not have a record player anymore so i cannot record it.the copy i have is a demo record not for resale.tracks taken from the album "distilled" - SHSM 2009.i might have it on tape some where in my collection but where ?????????????just done some research while typing this and just found out the single was reissued in 1976 and april lady was not on the original release???????????single credited to carl barnwell??????

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Posted: 08 Sep 06, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

andy1962 wrote:

hi again just found the record out sorry i did make a mistake april lady was released IN 1971 as a B.side to "i sure like your smile" by soutern comfort on the emi harvest label cat no HAR5115 i do not have a record player anymore so i cannot record it.the copy i have is a demo record not for resale.tracks taken from the album "distilled" - SHSM 2009.i might have it on tape some where in my collection but where ?????????????just done some research while typing this and just found out the single was reissued in 1976 and april lady was not on the original release???????????single credited to carl barnwell??????
will post a picture of record wherever i can

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Posted: 09 Sep 06, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

this track as now been posted for download check it out

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Posted: 09 Sep 06, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Song is officially credited to Stanley Lucas (BMI Work #52224). Publishers are: RIGHTSONG MUSIC INC and TWENTY FOUR KARAT MUSIC. And there are over 60 tracks officially and legally credited to Lucas.

And there are only 4 songs credited to Barnwell Carl: Even As, For Malanie, Moses In The Sunshine, Sylvie

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Posted: 09 Sep 06, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry, how do you know all those things?


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 09 Sep 06, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

Song is officially credited to Stanley Lucas (BMI Work #52224). Publishers are: RIGHTSONG MUSIC INC and TWENTY FOUR KARAT MUSIC. And there are over 60 tracks officially and legally credited to Lucas.

And there are only 4 songs credited to Barnwell Carl: Even As, For Malanie, Moses In The Sunshine, Sylvie
check the labal picture publishers not as you quoted but LOUVIGNY-MARQUEE/BELSIZE MUSIC which look nothing like who you quoted as publishers???????????????where did you find your imformation from as i have this 45 in front of me now..

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Posted: 09 Sep 06, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

a) I have information about the US publishers only (which makes sense here, 'cause April Lady was given to Smile by Mercury (USA) bosses)

b) We're talking about publishers, not about release companies, so for Queen, for instance, it would be Beechwood Music Corporation, not EMI, Parlophone or Elektra Records.

c) I guess if Mr Barnwell wanted to rip off Mr Lucas with royalties to that masterpiece - he wouldn't give details about the original publishers ;)

P.S. Person who's in charge in that 24 Karat Music is... Stanley Lucas himself. Its office in New York, while Rightsong Music Inc is in Los Angeles.