The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 110 airing February 9, 2013

Guests: Jimmy C. Newman and Cajun Country, 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, Jimmy C. Newman along with Kenny Sears, Randy Mason,Bessyl Duhon, and Kenny Lovelace. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm Eddie Stubbs. Now, how 'bout a Superlative welcome for our host. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "You got it right, Eddie Stubbs. Yes sir." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "My Baby's Gone," featuring Kenny Lovelace.

Marty said, "Hello Cous. Thank ya, sir. High everybody. I'm Marty Stuart. Thank you for tunin' in The Marty Stuart Show today. It's one big smile. All courtesy of the great state of Louisiana. Ladies and gentlemen, along with Mr. Bessyl Duhon, Randy Mason, and Kenny Sears, the great Jimmy C. Newman. Make him welcome. Hey .... Randy." They performed "Sugar Bee."

Marty said, "Aaaaaa EEE. Mr. Jimmy C. Newman and the boys." Eddie said, "Jimmy C. Newman and some great Cajun music there. Sweetening our program nicely today with 'Sugar Bee'." Eddie promoted Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Aww, yeah, welcome back, everybody. Welcome back. Yes sir. Superlatives? I'm still rockin' along from 'Sugar Bee'. Hey, look over here on the hay bales. It looks like Saturday night in the big Mamou jail. Aww, Jimmy C and the boys. And here's a lady that has never been to the big Mamou jail as far as I know. How 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith. Come on, Constance. Looka here. Careful. We got Cajuns in the house." Connie said, "Hi." Marty said, "All right, baby. Sing a pretty song." Connie sang "Am I That Easy To Forget."

Marty said, "That's Miss Connie Smith. Make welcome my friend, Mr. Kenny Lovelace. Hello Kenny." Kenny said, "Marty, good to see ya." Marty continued, 'Come in here, Kenny boy." Kenny said, "I'm so glad to be here with you again, Marty." Marty said, "We're honored to have you. You have no idea. Superlatives? One of our all-time heroes, Mr. Kenny Lovelace. Kenny said, "Thank you so much, man." Marty said, "The first time I remember meetin' you, I was in Johnny Cash's band and, of course, you were playin' with the great Jerry Lee Lewis. What year did you start with Jerry Lee?" Kenny said, "1967" Marty said, "Whoa, that's good, that's good. That's great. Well, sometimes I write songs and I hear you in my head when I'm writin' 'em." Kenny said, "Yeah." Marty continued, "And this is not one of 'em. 'Touching Home' was one that Dallas Frazier wrote and you guys made a great record on. The first one we did today I wrote especially to hear you play on." Kenny said, "I know it and I love that song." Marty continued, "Thank you very much. Would you honor us by playin' on one of you all's classics. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. this boy and this band right here. Can we do 'Today I Can Feel It Touching Home"?" Kenny said, "Love it." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Kenny Lovelace, everybody." Kenny said, "Let's do it." Marty said, "All right then. Shall we."

Marty said, "Mr. Kenny Lovelace." After a commercial break, Marty said, "That's right. Welcome back. Thank you very much. Mr. Newman .... and America, I present to you the ole Sultan of Goodlettsville, the Tennessee Slicker, the most popular man in country music, singin' one of his big ones called 'Keep That Skillet Good And Greasy All The Time, Time, Time', Leroy Troy. Hello Sultan."

Leroy: "Howdy."

Marty: "It's all yours."

Leroy: "Thanks. I'm going to send this out to a little lady we call Constance June."

Marty: "All right."

Leroy said, "Aaaaa EEE." Marty said, "Pal." Eddie said, "A real old-time song there that's so old, it predates cholesterol. 'Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy' featuring the singing and banjo acrobatics of the one and only Leroy Troy. Well, it's time we settle down and get serious as we declare hymn time this week. We all on the Fabulous Superlatives Quartet with a Marty Stuart original, 'Meeting In Heaven'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Connie's CD boxed set, Just For What I Am. Eddie said, "Well, let's get back to more entertainment now. Here is Marty Stuart and a member of the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Jimmy C. Newman." Marty said, "And, comin' from a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame, that's a high compliment. That's a high compliment. Mr. Newman....." Jimmy said, "Yes, sir." Marty continued, "Come forward, please." Jimmy said, "To the microscope." Marty said, "To the microscope. Thank you for bringin' your guys by and playin' some songs for us today." Jimmy said, "Thanks for havin' us over and, again, thanks to you for the support of traditional country music .... he's responsible for it." Marty said, "And I wanna tell you something. When I was first goin' out on my own and startin' my own band, I wanted to look like you guys and couldn't afford it, and you gave me one of your alligator suits to get started with and it's right back there today with that alligator suit. That's the kind of man Jimmy C. Newman is. That makes you the Alligator Man don't it." Jimmy said, "Well, ya know, we wrote that lightnin' change you remember Linneman, the bass man at the Opry. We wrote that about 1960. I needed a theme song with a little bit of an oomph and a get-up-and-go. And so anyhow, we came up with up with that song and here come this swamp people with the exact thing that we were singin' on .. that we wrote about." Marty said, "Well, let's play it for 'em now. Here's Jimmy C. Newman and the big one called 'Alligator Man', ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Sears."

Marty said, "Aaaaa EEE, that's the way to do it. Hit it, Cous. On behalf of the great Jimmy C. Newman, Bessyl Duhon, Kenny Sears, Randy Mason, Connie Smith, Leroy, Kenny Lovelace, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, and all The Fabulous Superlatives ... got 'em all in, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin' to see us. We'll see you again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show."

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