The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 88 airing March 10, 2012

Guests: The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Deke Dickerson, 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, The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and Deke Dickerson. 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 and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "I'm A Ramblin' Man."

Marty said, "I'm Marty Stuart. So glad you could be with us today. Aww, it's big today, Superlatives. It's big. To begin with, first thing, pulled in the parking lot this mornin'. First thing I saw was the big pulpwood truck with the bullhorns and chrome stacks. Could only mean one thing. The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band's in town. Hello gentlemen. Hello gentlemen. Hello Lester." Lester said, "Marty, how are you." Marty continued, "Come over here. Hello Leroy. Glad you're back, Lester." Lester said, "Good to be here, Marty." Marty said, "Welcome, welcome back. Seems like though every time ya come, there's a few more on stage." Lester said, "Yeah, you know this work-release program's workin' out real good for us." Marty said, "Glad the boys are all out at the same time and sober." Lester said, "All right. Good to be here." Marty said, "What's the name of the song, Leroy." Leroy said, "Sick, Sober, and Sorry." Marty said, "Oh, how 'bout a hand for The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band."

Eddie said, " 'Sick, Sober, And Sorry'. The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band." Eddie promoted Leroy Troy's CD The Old Grey Mare. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Hey look over here. How 'bout a hand for the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. And, hey Superlatives, see that man right there in that hat. It's his fault. It's his fault that we play the way we do. The King of Twang, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. How 'bout a hand for our friend, Duane Eddy. Welcome Duane. Oh Duane. And how 'bout a hand for one of the greatest country singers of all time. Singin' one of her famous RCA Victor recordings. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Hello Constance. Ahhh. Somethin' purdy has finally come out on stage. Hi baby. Sing your song." Connie performed "I Never Once Stopped Loving You."

Marty said, "Miss Connie Smith, everybody." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "That's How Lonely Feels."

Eddie said, "Marty Stuart right there and singin' it like he's lived it. In fact, he wrote that. 'That's How Lonely Feels'." Eddie promoted Connie's CD boxed set Just For What I Am." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. I'm proud to say that this broadcast is sponsored each and every week by the great state of Mississippi. Now the Magnolia state is regarded as the birthplace of America's music. You'll find nearly 200 historical stops along the Blues and Country Music Trails that run throughout the state and celebrate some of the most notable names and places in American music history. One such name that the entire world knows and loves is Muddy Waters. How 'bout a hand for the cat daddy of the blues. You'll find two Blues Trail markers with Mr. Muddy Waters' name on them. Both located in the Mississippi Delta land. Marker #1 is in Rolling Fork, Mississippi at the site of Muddy's birthplace. And Marker #2 is in Clarksdale, Mississippi at Muddy's cabin. I encourage you to go be a part of that Muddy Waters feelin' in the famous Mississippi Delta land. And 217 miles down the road from the Delta land is Meridian, Mississippi. The Emerald city of Meridian has already more music trail markers than any other place in Mississippi. While another one has recently been added to the Blues Trail and it has my buddy Hartley Peavey's name on it. Been a lot of blues pumped through the equipment that says Peavey on the front. And Meridian is the home of Peavey. So how 'bout a hand for dear ole Mississippi, the city of Meridian which now has a total of six Blues and Country Music Trail markers. Whoo Hoo. Speakin' of whoo hoo, how 'bout a hand for The Jug Band, ladies and gentlemen. Come here, Mikey. Come up here. I know out at Lonesome Lesters Loafin' Lounge, the band hall of headquarters. World headquarters of The Jug Band, the biggest picture out there is Mr. Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys." Mike Armistead said, "Absolutely." Marty said, "You guys have done a wonderful job of keepin' Mr. Acuff's wonderful music alive. And we're honored to have on our set today, Bashful Brother Oswald's dobro in the good hands of Mike Webb. How 'bout a hand for Os and Webb. Play me just a little bit of 'The Cannonball'. Could ya sing 'The Sunshine Special' for me." Mike said, "Absolutely." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Mike and 'The Sunshine Special'."

Marty said, "That's the way to do it right there. How 'bout a hand for Terry Eldredge on that good train whistle now." Eddie said, "It's hymn time this week and we're gonna let The Jug Band stay in place and Marty Stuart's gonna lead the verses on this one here that he wrote. 'Are You Prepared To Meet God'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. Eddie said, "And now, here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you, Eddie Stubbs. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Eddie Stubbs, ladies and gentlemen. Fine job. Superlatives? Hollywood is in the house. So honored to have our man who is the correspondent of all things cool, guitar and Cadillac in country music in California up and down the west coast. Everybody loves Mr. Deke Dickerson. Make Deke feel welcome. Hey Deke. Hey Deke." Deke said, "Good to see ya, Marty." Marty said, "You guitar star, you. Welcome to the show. Welcome. Thank you for joinin' us." Deke said, "I'm glad to be here, Marty." Marty continued, "You do so many good things out there in the west land for our country music world. Thank ya." Deke said, "I appreciate it." Marty said, "Whatcha got on your mind, pal?." Deke said, "Well, we're gonna do an old Joe Maphis and Larry Collins song for ya right now." Marty said, "You got the gear to do that with." Deke said, "We got some duelin' Mosrite double-necks, me and Kenny. Like to send this one out to Larry and Lorrie Collins, Rosalie Maphis and, of course, Duane Eddy sittin' in the front row right there." Marty said, "No pressure. No pressure. What's it called?" Deke said, "A little thing called "Early American'." Marty said, "All right."

Marty said, "Cousin Deke and Cousin Kenny. On behalf of Cousin Deke Dickerson, Cousin Kenny Vaughan, Connie Smith, The Superlatives, Eddie Stubbs, Gary Carter, all The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, I'm Marty Stuart sayin', thank you for joinin' us. We'll see ya again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Keep twangin', Duane."

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