The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 85 airing February 18, 2012

Guests: Rambo McGuire, Connie Smith, 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, Rambo McGuite, fiddlin' Hank Singer, and Leon Rhodes. 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 "Stop The World (And Let Me Off)."

Marty said, "Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. Superlatives? 'Stop The World (And Let Me Off'. We've come here to do a little rockin' and some country music and some beautiful gospel songs today, but right now Cousin Kenny, it is time. Are you ready? Let's do it." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Country Boy Rock And Roll."

Eddie promoted Leroy Troy's The Old Grey Mare CD. After a commercial break, Marty said, "If you're just joinin' us, I'm Marty Stuart. You're watchin' The Marty Stuart Show. So glad to be with ya. Superlatives? Gary Carter looks like he means business today. Must mean Miss Connie Smith is close by. Sure enough. Singin' one of her famous RCA Victor recordings, how 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith. Come here, baby. Aww, hello Constance. Hi baby. Mr. Carter is ready to play for ya." Connie said, "Well, that's great." Marty said, "All right, Gary Carter." Connie sang "You And Your Sweet Love."

Marty said, "That's what I'm talkin' about. That's good singin', Constance. Oh Lord, Miss Connie did a good job. Apostle? Handsome? Cous? This song comes to us from the truck drivin' world. Shall we?" Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Girl On The Billboard."

Marty said, "Oh, 'The Girl On The Billboard'." Eddie said, "Thank ya, Marty. Great job there and 'The Girl On The Billboard'." Eddie promoted Nashville Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back. The Marty Stuart Show is sponsored by the great state of Mississippi. Mississippi is regarded as the birthplace of America's music. And throughout the state, you'll find nearly 200 historical stops along the Blues and Country Music Trails that honor some of the royal names and places concerning those musical genres. I encourage you to come to the Magnolia state and be a part of the sights and sounds that helped to bring our music to life." A train whistle blows. Marty continues, "Like that one right there. Listen. Can ya hear it? it's a pretty sound to me. That's the ghost train. A legend in the Mississippi woods. You know the words. 'Black steel bound for nowhere. Ghost train four-oh-ten." There she goes. Through Kosciusko past bluesman Charlie Musslewhite's trail marker. A little further down the line in Attala County, there it is. right there on the left. Weeds growin' up around it now. Mr. Coleman Aikens 1968 Cadillac sedan in which he used to drive his Dixie Four singers to their gospel meetings. Travelin' on down into Neshoba County through Burnside, Mississippi, past some of the prettiest cotton fields you'll ever see. Listen to that train's wildcat whistle. Lord have mercy. Ghost train rollin' right into the depot at the bottom of Depot Hill, Philadelphia, Mississippi. The Depot now serves as the Visitor's Center considered to be stop number one in Philadelphia. You'll find some nice people there to advise you on all the good things to do in Philadelphia. So, how 'bout a hand for dear ole Mississippi, the Blues Trail, the ghost train, and all of our friends in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Ghost Train Four-Oh-Ten. And ladies and gentlemen, it is indeed a privilege to present to you the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music, the ole Tennessee Slicker, Leroy Troy. Hello, Leroy. Greetings."

Leroy: "Greetings."

Marty: "My dear friend. Nice to see ya."

Leroy: "Good to see you, too."

Marty: "Had a lot of cards and letters and emails and correspondence after you did 'Get Along Little Yearlings' out here all by yourself."

Leroy: "Yeah."

Marty: "And they wanted to hear you do somethin' else all by yourself. Whataya think."

Leroy: "By myself."

Marty: "Well, then do somethin'."

Leroy: "All right, Marty. I'm gonna do an old song by a friend of ours, Cowboy Jack Clement."

Marty: "Yes, sir."

Leroy: "One called 'My Old Hometown'."

Marty: "How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "Leroy Troy, everybody. That's a fine job, Mr. Boswell." Eddie said, "Thanks so much, Leroy Troy. You're singin' some of the biggest words I've ever heard him use on that one right there. Well, let's get over to Marty Stuart with somethin' real special right now." Marty said, "Thank you, Eddie Stubbs. When it's all said and done, the greatest songwriters will be the ones we love the most. And one of the most precious of all was Miss Dottie Rambo. Honored to be holdin' Miss Dottie Rambo's guitar. This guitar wrote a lot of songs. It was a part of a lot of songs that changed a lot of lives.And bigger than her guitar is Buck and Dottie's youngin' Miss Reba, along with Mr. Dony McGuire, Israel and Destiny. Would you please make welcome Rambo McGuire. We're so honored to have you guys. Thank you, Reba. Hello Dony. Hello Destiny. It's nice to have this alongside of us today." Reba said, "It's awesome. You know mother would have loved you holdin' it probably more than anybody in this world." Marty said, "Well I loved her very much. Sure would be happy if you'd sing us a Dottie Rambo song." Whatya think?" Reba said, "Absolutely." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Rambo McGuire, ladies and gentlemen."

After a commercial break, Eddie said, "And, now, back to Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Aww, love this show. Haven't you? How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith, everybody. Leroy's song. How 'bout a hand for Rambo McGuire. So honored to have you guys. The Superlatives. And we are so honored to have one of the great masters of country music, Mr. Leon Rhodes, here to play guitar with us. I love you., Leon." Leon said, "Love you, man." Marty said, "Oh my man. Leon, we'll take it off hot and when I give you that look, you'll know the look. Show 'em what ya got."

Marty said, "Aww, that's all she wrote. Take it home, Cous. Good job, Leon. On behalf of Connie Smith, Rambo McGuire, Leroy, fiddlin' Hank Singer, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, all the Superlatives, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin' to see us. Join us again next week on The Marty Stuart Show. Bye, mama."

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