The song he auditioned with for H.C. Speir, A&R man from Jackson, MS, landing him a first session for Paramount. Also his first song at Newport '64, freshly re-discovered and a late addition to the line-up. Prominently in 2001 film Ghost World.
Joe McCoy [as Evil Devil Woman Blues]
Johnny Temple [as Evil Devil Blues]
Robert Johnson [as Hellhound On My Trail]
Rising Sons [B-side of Candy Man, their only single]
John Martyn [as I'd Rather Be The Devil on Solid Air]
Rory Block [as Devil Got My Man and in '06 as Hellhound On My Trail]
Del Rey [as Devil Call Your Name, following Rory Block's version]
Beck [outtake Odelay]
Bonnie Raitt [in film Soul Of A Man]
Eric Clapton [as Hell Hound On My Trail]
Dion [on his Son Of Skip James album]
Robert Johnson never heard or met Skip James personally. Go-between was Johnny Temple (see Lead Pencil Blues) who once was Skip James' protégé. Robert also recorded Skip's 22-20, be it as 32-20 (see there). Hellhound On My Trail is also related with Jack Owens' It Must Have Been The Devil. Jack was from Bentonia, MS. So was his pal Skip.