The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 80 airing January 14, 2012

Guests: Janis Phillips, Lewis Phillips, Connie Smith, and Leroy Troy, and The Fabulous Superlatives

Eddie Stubbs started the show by introducing the guests. "From Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital of the world and home of the air castle of the south, it's time for The Marty Stuart Show featuring Marty Stuart, the Rolls Royce of country singers Miss Connie Smith, the ole Tennessee Slicker Leroy Troy, along with all the Fabulous Superlatives: Cousin Kenny Vaughan, Handsome Harry Stinson, the Apostle Paul Martin, plus Gary Carter on the steel guitar, and today's special guests Janis and Lewis Phillips. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm Eddie Stubbs. Now how about a Superlative welcome for our host. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Sundown In Nashville." Marty said, "I'm tellin' you, I'm tellin' you."

Marty said, "Sundown In Nashville. That's the way it is, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, sir." He continued, "Howdy to you, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joinin' us here on The Marty Stuart Show. Superlatives?" The Superlatives said, "Yes?" Marty said, "It is lonely at sundown in Nashville. We know what we're talkin' about. Tellin' the truth. And my world was so lonely until this lady right here came walkin' in. How 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith. Here comes my baby back again. Oh yeah. Hi baby. I gotta go now." Connie sang "Here Comes My Baby."

Eddie said, " 'Here Comes My Baby'. The great sounds of Connie Smith. Thank you, Connie.". Eddie promoted Harry Stinson's CD, Who Is This Man. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Aw, yeah, welcome back. So far so good, Superlatives. Look on the hay bale. Sittin' next to Connie Smith is Connie Smith. How 'bout a hand for my blue-eyed darlin. Your hair is way on up there. Ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor to introduce our announcer. People love this man all over the world. They always say, 'Marty, let him play the fiddle more.' Just you asked for it and just here it is. How 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs. Come here, Eddie Stubbs. Come here." Eddie comes on stage carrying his fiddle. Marty continued, "Sir. How do you do?" Eddie said, "How do you do, sir?" Marty said, "I'm fine. Let's take care of a little family business before we go further." Eddie said, "Okay." Marty said, "I'm proud to announce that our man Eddie Stubbs, and deservedly so, is the most recent inductee into the Coutnry Radio Hall of Fame. How 'bout that." The audience applauds. Marty continued, "How 'bout that. Are you proud of yourself? You oughta be." Eddie said, "I'm humbled and I'm honored beyond words." Marty said, "Well, we're proud of you Eddie Stubbs. You're a good man for country music. And so the best way I know to induct yourself is play me a fiddle tune. Whataya think?" Eddie said, "Well, here's what I think. You know we work six nights a week until midnight. This tune is titled after our bedtime every morning. 'It's Two O'Clock'." Marty said, "That's right, go ahead." Eddie fiddled "Two O'Clock In The Morning.".

Marty said, "Congratulations, Mr. Stubbs." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "The Lonely Kind."

Eddie said, "Great work, Marty. 'The Lonely Kind'." Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume I: Tear The Woodpile Down. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back everybody. I'm honored to tell ya that the great state of Mississippi is the sponsor of this show. Mississippi's also the host of nearly 200 historical stops along the Blues and Country Music Trails that run throughout the Magnolia state. You're gonna find two such markers in my hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. One honoring bluesman Otis Rush as well as Country Music Trail Marker #2 on the Town Square which I'm proud to say has my name on it. Now if you're thinkin' of going to Philadelphia to visit the trail markers, I might suggest you consider doin' it during the last week in July. That's when the king of all county fairs, I'm talkin' about the Neshoba County Fair, takes place. It's a world famous get-together that dates back to 1889. Some people refer to it as Mississippi's giant house party. And it is a sight to behold. Lots of local folks move out to the fairgrounds for the week and stay in their customized fair cabins. People come from all over the world to visit, eat good food, watch the harness races, listen to music and speeches from candidates that range from the Mayor to United States Presidents. You'll not meet a stranger because everybody is welcome at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Mississippi, boys. So how 'bout a hand for Mississippi, two of its Trail Markers, and that red dirt spectacular known as the Neshoba County Fair. Whoo hoo. Speakin' of spectacular, here he is, ladies and gentlemen. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music, the ole Tennessee Slicker, how 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy. Come here Troy boy. Look what ya brought. Look what ya brought. Mr. Hall of Fame himself."

Leroy: "Yeah."

Marty: "You didn't get enough of that fiddlin' over there, did ya?"

Leroy: "Uh uh."

Marty: "Well, let's put him back to work."

Leroy" "I want him to do this song with me and he said he's got a blister on his finger but here he is."

Marty: "Well, all right. Whatcha got in mind to putting him to work on?"

Leroy: "Pins And Needles"

Marty: "A big one from days gone by."

Marty said, "All right Leroy boy. and Eddie Stubbs." Leroy said, "Thank you, Eddie." Marty said, "Leroy Troy and Eddie Stubbs tellin' it like it is. A couple of world-class philosophers don'tcha think? I mentioned my home town of Philadelphia, Mississippi and the Town Square, of course. In the south and most all southern towns, you'll find a beautiful courthouse. No different in Philadelphia. The first live music concert that I ever saw in my life .... my mama took me and my sister to see The Lewis Family Gospel Singers. The first family of bluegrass gospel music. And I fell in love with those people that night. They've been my friends ever since and today representing The Lewis Family after 58 years on the road and now the Lewis tradition with her boy Lewis, how 'bout a hand for Miss Janis Phillips, everybody. Welcome, Janis." Janis said, "Thank you." Marty said, "Glad to have ya." Janis said, "Thank you, Marty. So glad to be here." Marty said, "We played Augusta, Georgia. You came to see us and just stole the show out from under us with this song." Janis said, "Yes, and I didn't know I was going to sing." Marty said, "Well, that's what made it so special. We sure would be honored if you would do 'Matthew 24' for us. Would ya?" Janis said, "I sure will, Marty." Marty said, "Whataya think, Lewis?"

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted Eddie promoted Connie's new CD boxed set Just For What I Am. Eddie said, "And once again, here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "And how 'bout a hand, Superlatives, for our superlative announcer, now a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame. Congratulations Eddie Stubbs. Job well done. Now, can I have a word with you Mr. Leroy Troy?" Leroy said, "Yup." Marty continued, "All over the country, the Superlatives can tell ya this, when I've travelled, one of the main questions is 'What does Leroy Troy really have on his mind?'." Leroy said, "Hit me an A and I'll tell ya." Marty laughed, "Okay." Leroy performed "Smoke On The Water."

Marty said, "That's what he's thinkin', ladies and ..... that's what he's thinkin'. Take it home, Cous. On behalf of my man Leroy Troy, all The Superlatives, Connie Smith, Earl, Janis and Lewis Phillips, I'm Marty Stuart saying 'Thank you for comin' to see us. We'll see ya again right here next week on The Marty Stuart Show.' Thank you, Janis. Gary Carter did good, too, didn't he? That's right."

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