A host of great songs about the devil – served up here in an array of raw styles from the glory days of the indie single! Long before metal rockers and other groups brought a love of Satan into the musical mainstream, there were a host of other artists who were singing about the dark prince in a very different way – respectfully fearful, and woefully repentant – in modes that were equally well suited to hillbilly
, and even a bit of gospel interpretation! This set focuses most strongly on those redemptive modes that emerged from hillbilly
, and moved into rock and country as the 60s approached – and as with other Stag-O-Lee collections, the choice of singles is as wonderful as the overall package. Titles include "I Could Love The Devil Out Of You" by Joe Carson, "Satan's A-Waiting" by Sonny Burns, "Devil's Child" by Anita Carter, "Satan's Wife" by Jessie Floyd, "The Devil's Queen" by Johnny & Dorsey Burnette, "Hell Bound Train" by Frank Hutchinson, "Devil In The Bayou" by Harry Choats, "The Devil My Conscience & I" by Billy
Barton,"The Devil Made A Masterpiece" by Johnny Horton, "Let Me Go Devil" by Johnny Bond
, "Race With The Devil" by Gene Vincent, "The Devil's Train" by Roy Acuff, "Devil's Hot Rod" by Johnny Tyler, "Let Me Go Devil" by Wade Ray, "Get Behind Me Satan" by Reno & Smiley, "Miss Satan" by Frankie Laine, "Satan's Jeweled Crown" by The Louvin Brothers, and "Don't Shake Hands With The Devil" by Cowboy Copas. 24 tracks in all!