The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 90 airing March 24, 2012

Guests: Freddie Hart, 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 guest Freddie Hart along with Pig Robbins, Charlie McCoy, and Dawn Sears. 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 "Drink Up And Go Home."

Marty said, "The man said 'Drink Up And Go Home', Apostle. That song was written by our guest star today. But before we introduce him, how 'bout a hand for two of the most legendary musicians on planet Earth helpin' us out today. Mr. Charlie McCoy, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame®, and Mr. Hargus "Pig" Robbins on the piano. All right. Cous, bring it across. The gentleman came to us all the way from Burbank, California. Long way from the west coast to Nashville. A true country music pioneer, a legend, and essential. How 'bout a hand for the great Freddie Hart, ladies and gentlemen." Freddie performed "The Key's In The Mailbox."

Marty said, "Mr. Freddie Hart, ladies and gentlemen. That's the way to do it, brother Freddie. Freddie Hart." Eddie said, "It's been done a lot of ways over the years, but that's the guy that did it first. Freddie Hart and 'The Key's In The Mailbox'." Eddie promoted Connie's Long Line Of Heartaches. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Aww,. welcome back. We got it goin' on today. How 'bout a hand for the great Freddie Hart, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you, Freddie. Singin' 'Loose Talk', Mr. Freddie Hart's composition is the great Connie Smth. Come here, Constance June. Hi baby. Now look here at these characters." Connie said, "Some of the best we've ever seen." Marty said, "No kiddin'. Sing 'Loose Talk' for us." Connie said, "Love to." Marty said, "All right."

Marty said, "Here's one of my favorite Freddie Hart records." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "The Wall."

Eddie said, "Thank you, Marty Stuart. Fine rendition there of 'The Wall'." Eddie promoted Connie's CD boxed set Just For What I Am." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Now Apostle, here it is. We're still here, right? All right. I'm proud to tell ya that this broadcast is sponsored by the great state of Mississippi. Also proud to tell ya that Mississippi's regarded as the birthplace of America's music. Tl celebrate that, you'll find a Blues and Country Music Trail with a combined number of almost 200 historical stops that run throughout the Magnolia state. Many famous names and places have been recognized with this honor. The name Howlin' Wolf is synonymous with the blues. He was a son of the pine belt region and his Blues Trail marker stands in West Point, Mississippi. Mr. Howlin' Wolf indeed mesmerized the world with his brand of 'Smokestack Lightnin'." Now, 98 miles down the road from West Point is the Emerald city of Meridian, Mississippi. Meridian is a town that knows all about trains and the pyro smokestack lightin' oh have mercy, yes it does, Apostle. And in keepin' with the city's railroad history, people make their way to Meridian from all over the world on the first weekend in November to attend the Soule Steam Festival and Rail Fest. If you're like me and you love trains, the mystic of the rails, and Jimmie Rodgers songs served up alongside of some world class southern hospitality, I invite you to be a part of this great Mississippi event. So how 'bout a hand for Meridian, Howlin' Wolf and his trail marker, and the Soule Live Steam Festival. And how about a hand, Charlie McCoy glad you're with us, for the Tennessee Slicker, the ole Sultan of Goodlettsville, Pig there he is ... Leroy Troy. How 'bout a hand for Leroy."

Leroy: "Howdy."

Marty: "Well ...."

Leroy: "Well."

Marty: "Gotcha some world-class harmonica playin, pal."

Leroy: "Got 'em lined up here."

Marty: "And 'Pig' on the side just in case somethin' goes wrong."

Leroy: "I know it. Yeah. We couldn't have Charlie McCoy on the show here and him not get his harmonica out so we gonna do y'all an old song by Wayne Raney and Lonnie Glosson. One called 'Why Won't You Haul Off And Love Me' in G."

Marty: "Major."

Marty said, "Thank you, sir." Eddie said, "Thanks a lot, Leroy Troy. 'Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me'. Well, as we're thinkin' about going to church on Sunday morning, we need to be reminded that '99 And A Half Just Won't Do'. Here's Marty Stuart and The Superlatives to do that song for us here."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. Eddie said, "And now back to Marty Stuart and Freddie Hart." Marty said, "And how 'bout a hand for Mr. Eddie Stubbs, everybody. And how 'bout a hand for Miss Dawn Sears to sing along with us on this song. Freddie, it is an honor to have you on our show. Thank you so much." Freddie said, "It's been a blessing, my friend." Marty said, "It's a blessing to have you. Hey, 'Easy Lovin'. I wanna tell you somethin'. People always told the story about seein' Hank Williams on the Grand Ole Opry encore seven or nine times, varies. But when I was a kid, I was workin' in Lester Flatt's band and 'Easy Lovin' was out, and I watched the audience call you back seven times one Saturday night. Isn't that somethin'? That's amazing." Freddie said, "I tell ya, everybody's been a real treasure to me. They really have Everybody's opened their hearts and arms to me. They really have and all I can do is be thankful and I feel so blessed. I really do." Marty said, "Well, would you bless us with 'Easy Lovin' ' right now?" Freddie said, "I'll do that." Marty said, "Along with Mr. Charlie McCoy and 'Pig' who played on the original record, how 'bout a hand for Mr. Freddie Hart, everybody."

Marty said, "He wrote that one, too. You wrote that one, too. Take it, Cous." Freddie said, "Thank you so much." Marty said, "On behalf of Mr. Freddie Hart, Dawn Sears, Charlie McCoy, 'Pig' Robbins, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, Leroy Troy, Connie Smith, and all The Superlatives, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' "thank you for comin'. We'll see you next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show."

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