The song was written by Blanche Carter, and it rose to #3 on the R&B chart in 1956. Bobby Vee had a popular cover of the song that went to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. The Hollywood Flames also released a version of the song in 1960.
The Clovers formed in Washington, D.C., in 1946. Of course, over the years, there have been personnel changes, but the group has been performing for many decades. Group members for the “Devil or Angel” track included John “Buddy” Bailey, Billy Mitchell, Matthew McQuater, Harold Lucas Jr., Harold Winley, and Bill Harris on guitar. The Clovers had many hits in the 1950s, including “Don’t You Know I Love You,” “Food, Food, Fool,” “One Mint Julep,” “Ting-A-Ling,” “Lovey Dovey,” “Blue Velvet,” and “Love Potion No. 9.”