The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 34 airing February 6, 2010

Guests: Cowboy Jack Clement, 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 very special guest, Cowboy Jack Clement. 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, a card carrying Mississippi Sheik. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Oh you're so sheik, Eddie Stubbs. Boogaloo, Handsome." They performed "Glad To Be Here."

Marty said, "It's good to see ya and like the song says, 'Glad To Be Here'. Ain't you, Superlatives? We are. One of the reasons we're glad to be here is our next guest. As one of the most influential people that's ever played American music. Ladies and gentlemen, he started his career at Sun Records. 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. In 1956, Handsome, Harry. He produced Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis. He gave us 'Great Balls of Fire', 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On'. He wrote 'Guess Things Happen That Way'. 'Ring of Fire' wouldn't sound the way it did without Cowboy Jack Clement. He gave us Charley Pride, and some of the great country songs of all time. A member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. My friend and yours, ladies and gentlemen, Cowboy Jack Clement. Come here, Cowboy. Hello, Cowboy." Cowboy Jack said, "Hello, Marty." Marty continued, "Welcome to the show, sir." Cowboy Jack said, "Thank you, Thank you." Marty said, "It's all yours, it's all yours." He performed "Gone Girl."

Cowboy Jack said, "Thank you, thank you." Marty said, "She's still gone." Eddie Stubbs said, " 'Great job there from Cowboy Jack Clement and 'Gone Girl'." Eddie promoted the two DVD set of highlights from the first season of The Marty Stuart Show. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Superlatives, big Hall of Fame Cowboy Jack Clement right there. On the hay bale. Fine job, Cowboy. Walked in to Frank Tank's Discount Store in Philadelphia, Mississippi one time and bought a 78 rpm record of Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys. Had a mandolin on it. And I loved the mandolin. And I'm fillin' in for Connie Smith today. Not as pretty as she is but she can't play the mandolin like this either. But I can sing just like her if I want to. But I don't want to. Here it is, Mississippi Mud Cat special comin' down from Oxford, Mississippi like this." Marty played "Mandolin Rip."

Marty said, "Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Cowboy Jack Clement has given us some of the greatest songs of all time. And, today, my favorite Cowboy Jack Clement song is this one right here. 'Let's All Help The Cowboys Sing The Blues'. How 'bout a hand for ole Cowboy over there. All right, Cowboy."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Great job there, Marty." Eddie then promoted Marty's photo book, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show. Hey, just a thought. You know our show is sponsored by the great state of Mississippi. My home state. I'm so proud of it. If you're not doin' anything this weekend, go see Mississippi. There's some mighty nice folks and some mighty nice places down there. World class. Speakin' of world class, here he comes, ladies and gentlemen. The ole Tennessee Slicker, the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music, Cowboy, Leroy Troy. How 'bout a hand for him, ladies and gentlemen? Leroy. Got some business to take care of, well you know Cowboy."

Marty: "Leroy."

Leroy: "What."

Marty: "The phone rang back there. You'll never guess who it was."

Leroy: "Who?"

Marty: "Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Miss Wanda Jackson."

Leroy: "Oh yeah?"

Marty: "Ya'll know Miss Wanda Jackson?"

Leroy: "Really."

Marty: "She wanted us to dedicate her a song today. You got anything you can do for Miss Wanda Jackson?"

Leroy: "'Bout the only thing I know is that 'Wanda'. I've done it before but we can do it again."

Marty: "Do it again."

Leroy: "All right."

Marty: "For Miss Wanda Jackson out there in Oklahoma. Here we go."

Leroy: "Here we go."

Eddie said, "Great job there, Leroy Troy and 'Wanda'. The way you were hollerin' at Wanda over there, I thought you might be gonna hurt yourself here for a moment. Goodness. Well, we'd like to settle down and get serious with you right now. We always like to include a song of faith and inspiration on every show. We've got the Apostle Paul Martin lined up here to lead the quartet this week and 'Keep On The Firing Line'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the Superlatone Store. He introduced Marty. Marty said, "Cowboy, thank you for comin' by." Cowboy Jack said, "Great to be here, Marty. Thanks for having me." Marty continued, "What about ole Eddie Stubbs. He's all right, too, don't ya think?." Cowboy Jack said, "He's the greatest." Marty said, "He is the greatest." Cowboy Jack said, "Absolutely." Marty continued, "And I tell ya one of the greatest songs in the world is a song you wrote called 'A Girl I Used To Know'. About a girl you used to know." Cowboy Jack said, "I think I remember that one." Marty said, "Shall we do it?" Cowboy Jack said, "Yeah, why not." Marty said, "By popular demand. Here's Cowboy."

Marty said, "Thank you, Cowboy. Dance along, Cowboy. On behalf of Cowboy Jack Clement, the Fabulous Superlatives, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, and Leroy Troy, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' we'll see ya again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Bye Melba, bye Loretta."

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