Devil or Angel

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"Devil or Angel"
Single by The Clovers
B-side "Hey, Doll Baby"
Released January 1956
Recorded 1955
Genre R&B
Length 2:22
Songwriter(s) Blanche Carter
The Clovers singles chronology
"Nip Sip"
(1955)
"Devil or Angel"
(1956)
"Love, Love, Love"
(1956)
"Nip Sip"
(1955)
"Devil or Angel"
(1956)
"Love, Love, Love"
(1956)

"Devil or Angel" is a song written by Blanche Carter and originally recorded by The Clovers in 1955. It was re-recorded by John Bailey after he left The Clovers and formed another Clovers group for Lana Records in 1965.

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by Bobby Vee, featuring veteran session drummer Earl Palmer, and reached #6 in the US charts in 1960.[1][2] It was later covered by Johnny Crawford and Jesse Winchester.[3]

The Hollywood Flames released a version of the song as a single in 1960.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scherman, Tony, Backbeat: The Earl Palmer Story, forward by Wynton Marsalis, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1999 p. 175
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, Billboard Books, New York, 1992
  3. ^ "BMI Repertoire Search". Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  4. ^ The Hollywood Flames, "Devil or Angel" single release Retrieved February 4, 2016.