DEVIL GOT MY WOMAN

Latest update on 22/09/2014

Artist: Skip James
Author: Skip James
Label: Paramount
Year: 1931

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.

Covers:

1934:

Joe McCoy [as Evil Devil Woman Blues]

1935:

Johnny Temple [as Evil Devil Blues]

1937:

Robert Johnson [as Hellhound On My Trail]

1965:

Rising Sons [B-side of Candy Man, their only single]

1973:

John Martyn [as I'd Rather Be The Devil on Solid Air]

1981:

Rory Block [as Devil Got My Man and in '06 as Hellhound On My Trail]

1992:

Big Sugar

1992:

John Cephas & Phil Wiggins

1993:

Del Rey [as Devil Call Your Name, following Rory Block's version]

1993:

Paul Rishell

1995:

Bob Brozman

1995:

Diamond Jim Greene

1996:

Beck [outtake Odelay]

2000:

Peter Green

2001:

Bonnie Raitt [in film Soul Of A Man]

2002:

Alvin Youngblood Hart

2004:

Eric Clapton [as Hell Hound On My Trail]

2007:

Sting [idem]

2007:

Dion [on his Son Of Skip James album]

2011:

Gregg Allman

2014:

Corey Harris

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.

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