Devil or Angel
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Devil or Angel
"Devil or Angel"
Single by The Clovers
"Hey, Doll Baby"
ReleasedJanuary 1956
Blanche Carter
The Clovers singles chronology
"Nip Sip"
"Devil or Angel"
"Love, Love, Love"

"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.

Later versions

The song was recorded by Bobby Vee, with veteran session drummer Earl Palmer among the studio musicians, and reached number 6 in the US charts in 1960. It was Vee's first Top 10 hit.[1][2] It was later recorded by Johnny Crawford and Jesse Winchester. Neither of those versions charted on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[3]

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

Tony Scotti recorded the song in 1969. The single peaked at #117 on Billboard's "Bubbling Under" chart.[5]


  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 .
  4. ^ The Hollywood Flames, "Devil or Angel" single release Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 12th Edition, Record Research Inc, Menomonee Falls WI, 2009

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