THE DERBY HATVILLE – \’Turn Into Earth\’ / \’You\’ll Forget Me\’ (Sea Ell 102) 1967

Here\’s an interesting 45 from a band from Lubbock, Texas. They were discovered by C.L Milburn and he signed the band to his Sea Ell label out of Pasadena, Texas.
Other bands recording for Sea Ell included Knights Bridge, The Coachmen, Satyn\’s Children and The Intruders.

Fortunately their recorded output including an unissued song was compiled on the Collectables CD from 1994 called \’History Of Texas Garage Vol 1.
Anyway, I digress. Back to this 45 under the spotlight. As you\’re probably aware \’Turn Into Earth\’ is a cover of The Yardbirds classic. Derby-Hatville deliver a very sombre version of the song with mournful vocals and it\’s much more psychedelic than The Yardbirds cut.

I first heard this tune on Highs In The Mid Sixties Volume 12. When I started to collect garage 45s this one was high on my wants list because I loved it so much.

The flip \’You\’ll Forget Me\’ is classic garage band greatness with cool fuzztone guitar.

Song credits for \’You\’ll Forget Me\’ are Hicks-Boswell. Both sides of the record were produced by C. L Milburn.

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