The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 65 airing April 2, 2011

Guests: Raul Malo, 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, Raul Malo. 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, the Philadelphia flash from Mississiippi, rhat is. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty laughed. Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Talking To The Wall."

Marty said, "I'm Marty Stuart and I want to welcome you to The Marty Stuart Show. Superlatives?" The Superlatives said, "Yeah." Marty continued, "We need to have a good time today. That's all there is to it. We got the man to help us do that. One of the greatest singers we got and one of the coolest cats in the world. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Raul Malo. Come here, Raul. Aww, yes. Hello sir." Raul said, "Hello sir." Marty said, "It's all yours. Take that Gretsch guitar." Raul performed "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down."

Marty said, "That's the way you do that, Brother Raul." Raul said, "Thank you ." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Aww, welcome. Hey Superlatives, look over here. The great Raul and his beautiful Gretsch guitar. The coolest cat in the world. Speakin' of cool cats, here a cool cat if I ever saw one in my life. I love her. One of the greatest country singers of all time. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Come here, Constance. You are a cool cat." Handing her the microphone, Marty says, "There you go, baby." Connie sang "So Sad To Watch Good Love Go Bad."

Marty said, "That's pretty. Yes ma'am. We love country music around here and you know that. But I tell ya somebody that's one of the greatest treasures in country music, and that's our own Eddie Stubbs. If you ever listen to The Eddie Stubbs Show you know what I'm talkin' about on WSM, the air castle of the south. But Eddie Stubbs is a great fiddle player. I met him a long time ago when he was with the Johnson Mountain Boys and people everywhere I go ask me 'Let Eddie Stubbs play the fiddle more'. Well, we gotcha covered. Just as you asked, here he comes. How 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs and his flyin' fiddle. Come here, Eddie Stubbs." Eddie runs onstage. Marty said, "Get up there. What about cha sir?" Eddie said, "How are ya?" Marty said, "That's good." Eddie said, "Thank you for having me." Marty said, "Well, people love you and they love your fiddle playin'." Eddie said, "Well, thank you. I came suited up. I play better when I got a hat on." Marty said, "Well, absolutely." Eddie said, "I wore this just for you today." Marty said, "Well, I tell ya, whatcha got on your mind to play today?" Eddie said, "Let's do 'The Black Mountain Blues'." Marty said, "A precious one, how 'bout a hand."

Marty said, "What about that. What about that. Fine job. Mr. Stubbs, ladies and gentlemen. Amazing." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Kenny and Marty are onstage. Marty said, "Welcome back to, everybody. Well all right, Cousin Kenny. Let it go, Cous. All right. I came to the Grand Ole Opry a long time ago from Mississippi. And I'm proud to say that my home state of Mississippi is the sponsor of The Marty Stuart Show. Now, I consider my home show place in Nashville the Ryman Auditorium. the most famous home of the Grand Ole Opry also known as the Mother Church of Country Music. The Ryman has been called the Carnegie Hall of the South and I agree. But I wanna tell ya about another magestic concert hall in the south. I'm speakin' of the MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts in Meridian, Mississippi. Every avenue of the arts, from bluegrass to Beethoven is performed on the stage of this marvelous theater. And what an interesting story the Riley Center has. The hall was originally built in1890. All the great stars of the day graced Meridian's finest stage. But hard times hit in the 20's and the Riley Center was boarded up and long forgotten. In 2006, the boards came down and, to everyone's amazement, the building was virtually intact. Several million dollars later, brought the old treasure into the modern era and the lights have never since dimmed. Today, the Riley Center stands as one of America's most beautiful theaters. Be sure to check it out and see who's comin' to perform in Meridian. How 'bout a hand for all our friends at the Riley Center in Meridian. Raul, speakin' of checkin' it out, here's a man who's been to Meridian and Quitman. How 'bout a hand for the ole Tennessee Slicker, Leroy Troy. Come here Leroy. Did you enjoy Eddie's fiddle song?"

Leroy: "I sure did. It's about time."

Marty: "We needed an Eddie Stubbs fiddle tune."

Leroy: "We sure did."

Marty: "Whatcha got on your mind, Goodlettsville pal?"

Leroy: "Wonderful, Eddie. Hey, there's a 'Free Little Bird' done float out of Goodlettsville."

Marty: "Tell me all about it."

Leroy: "Okay."

Marty said, "Don't get no better than that, Leroy." Leroy said, "All right." Marty said, "It don't get no better than that. all right" Eddie Stubbs said, "Great job there, Leroy Troy and 'Free Litle Bird'. Thanks for lettin' that one out of the cage this week. We appreciate that. Well, it's hymn time this week. We're gonna call on Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives Quartet. This is one they have on their album, Souls' Chapel. 'Somebody Saved Me'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted Souls' Chapel, at the Superlatone Store. Eddie said, "Now back to Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you, Eddie Stubbs and his hat. Doesn't he look good in that hat. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Stubbs. Speakin' of hats......" Raul said, "Speakin' of hats." Marty said, "A man of pure style. Raul, it is an honor to have you here." Raul said, "Thank you, Marty." Marty said, "I love your music. I always have." Raul said, "Thank you, man. Thank you." Marty said, "I tell ya what. No matter where you go. I've seen you in venues of every size. If there's 20 people or 20 million people. When you take that Gretsch guitar and sing by yourself, something different happens. Would you honor us with one of those style songs?" Raul said, "Sure." Marty said, "Whatcha got?" Raul said, "Man, I'm gonna do the beautiful Don Gibson song, 'Legend In My Time'." Marty said, "Raul Malo, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "Raul Malo, ladies and gentlemen. Cous. Come over, Raul. On behalf of Raul, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, The Superlatives, Eddie Stubbs, Gary Carter, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for watching The Marty Stuart Show. We'll see you next week, right here on RFD-TV. Come see us."

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