The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 95 airing April 28, 2012

Guests: Stonewall Jackson, The Martin Family Circus, 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 Stonewall Jackson and The Martins. 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, "Thank you Mr. Stubbs." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Talking To The Wall."

Marty said, "Eddie Stubbs like that song. Yeah. I'm Marty Stuart. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. We have big-time country music on our mind today, Superlatives. You know there was a time when you could come to Nashville ... the town was full of authentic ... I mean the real deal country singers. Well, it's not always that way any more, but I tell ya what. We got one today for ya. One of the true essentials. One of my heroes. One of the real guys of country music. How 'bout a hand for the great Stonewall Jackson, everybody. Hey Stonewall. Got one for ya right here. Hello Stonewall." Stonewall said, "I love ya, brother. Good to see ya." Marty said, "I love you, too." Stonewall said, "Thank you." Marty said, "We're so glad you're here." Stonewall said, "I've been lookin' forward to this a long time." Marty said, "We've been lookin' forward to havin' you. Whatcha wanna do?" Stonewall said, "I believe a little bit of 'Why I'm Walkin'." Marty said, "Here it comes. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Stonewall Jackson."

Marty said, "That's the way it's done right there. That's the way it's done." Stonewall said, "Thank ya, brother." Marty said, "That's what I come to town for." Stonewall said, "Thank you." Marty said, "The great Stonewall Jackson." Stonewall said, "Thank y'all. Thank everybody. We love ya. Thank ya, Marty." Eddie said, "Great job there from Stonewall Jackson. Thank you, Stonewall. Eddie promoted Connie's Long Line Of Heartaches CD. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Superlatives? We have the real deal in the house today. My hero, Mr. Stonewall Jackson. Great job, Stonewall. Stonewall will be back in just a little bit to sing another classic for us. Right now, speakin' of classics .... here comes another one through the door. My baby. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Hello Connie. Hi Constance. I'll make ya a deal. You won't tell on me, I won't tell on you." Connie said, "That sounds good." Marty said, "All right. Somebody kick it off. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith." Connie sang "If You Won't Tell."

Marty shook Connie's hand and said, "Deal?" Connie said, "Deal." Marty said, "Put her there. All right, Constance. There was a man from Jenkins, Kentucky named Kenny Baker who was one of the world's foremost fiddle players. He played in Mr. Bill Monroe's band.for many years. But on rare occasions, Kenny would play the guitar in a style all his own. He's Kentucky style. And he had a tune called 'The Legend Of The Whistlin' Brakeman' that went with the story he told about a brakeman who lost his life in an east Kentucky coal train incident. And the story goes that when the trains pass by the spot where the accident occurred, they claim you can still hear the brakeman whistlin'. Gonna try to do Mr. Baker's piece entiled "Legend Of The Whistlin' Brakeman."

Eddie said, "Thank you so much, Marty. Great job there with 'The Legend Of The Whistlin' Brakeman'." Eddie promoted Connie's CD boxed set Just For What I Am." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Aww, welcome back, children, As our man Jimmie Rodgers said, Stonewall, 'We're all around the water tank waitin' for a train'. That's what's goin' on around here.' Stonewall said, "Heard it a million times." Marty said, "Yes sir, yes sir. I'm honored to tell ya that The Marty Stuart Show is sponsored each and every week by the great state of Mississippi, which happens to be the home state of Jimmie Rodgers. Jimmie was a Meridian, Mississippi man and he's known all around the world as our Father of Country Music. Now a man who's known all around the world as Meridian, Mississippi's ambassador to bluegrass and traditional country music is here with me today. I'm speakin' of my friend, Mr. Raymond Huffmaster. Make Raymond feel welcome. Glad to have ya, Raymond. Raymond Huffmaster and I agree that the granddaddy of all American music festivals is the Jimmie Rodgers Festival. It's a Meridian, Mississippi tradition since 1953 and still goin' strong. In addition to the festival named in his honor, you'll also find the Jimmie Rodgers Museum in Highland Park, Jimmie Rodgers Parkway on the edge of Meridian town, Jimmie's Country and Blues Trail Markers. And let me tell ya something. Jimmie Rodgers is simply a part of our atmosphere. Now what I'm talkin' about is this. Whenever a southbound train leaves town and its whistle cries out in the Mississippi darkness, that's the sound of Jimmie Rodgers. He's the blue note in every broken heart. The ace of spades in every deck of cards. He's the main mule skinner. He's the reflection of a frail, tired Earth. And the soul of a thousand towns. His is the music of America. It's part of you and it's part of me and I love it. So how 'bout a hand for our main man Jimmie Rodgers and Meridian, Mississippi. One of America's musical forefathers. And how'bout a hand for the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the ole Tennessee Slicker, ladies and gentlemen. Here he is, Leroy Troy. Come here boy. Hello Leroy. There's Apostle, Connie Smith, country music legend Stonewall Jackson. Ain't it big?"

Leroy: "Yeah."

Stonewall:: "Hope ya enjoyed my [unintelligible]."

Leroy: "I did. I did."

Marty: "Welcome pal."

Leroy: "And by the way, I love your guitar strap."

Marty: "Ain't that nice."

Leroy: "It looks [unintelligible]."

Marty: "It looks famous."

Stonewall : "[unintelligible] had that done for me.I don't know where she found that many diamonds."

Marty: "Speakin' of diamonds, I bet ya got one."

Leroy: "Yeah."

Marty: "What is it?"

Leroy: "Foggy Mountain Top."

Marty: "A good one. Come on."

Marty said, "He ended it right there. The 'Foggy Mountain Top'." Eddie said, "We love the old songs on The Marty Stuart Show and it was great to hear 'Foggy Mountain Top' there from Leroy Troy. Now with something very special, here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Special indeed, Eddie Stubbs. Representin' The Oak Ridge Boys, how 'bout a hand for my friend Mr. Duane Allen, ladies and gentlemen. Hello Duane. Welcome my friend." Duane said, "Thank you." Marty said, "Glad you came by." Duane said, "Great to be here." Marty said, "Hey listen here. You know this act we're about to ...." Duane said, "I do." Marty continued, "Why don't you do the honors." Duane said, "Well, a lot of people talk about country music bein' family. I've always felt that way about you. Now part of my family's playin' with you and you're also featuring my daughter and my grandsons along with my son-in-law." Marty said, "That's right." Duane continued, "So I'm really honored to be here. I like to come over here because this guy right here is part of the reason country music and hillbilly music, gospel music is what it is. What it is really is. He's like the foundation of it." Marty said, "Bless your heart." Duane said, "It's good to be here. And The Martin Family Circus." They performed "Where No One Stands Alone."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. Eddie said, "And, speaking of classics, here's a couple of 'em. Marty Stuart and Stonewall Jackson." Marty said, "And how 'bout a hand for a man who's played a lot of Stonewall Jackson records. And here is Stonewall Jackson." Stonewall said, "Thank you, my brother." Marty said, "Come over here, brother. I thank you so much for comin'." Stonewall said, "Aww, I'm glad to be here." Marty said, "They have a sayin' here in town. 'It all begins with a song.' And the one that started it all for you was what." Stone wall said, "Back in 19 ...... 'Don't Be Angry'." Marty said, "Oh, let's do it. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Stonewall." Stonewall said, "Thank you. Great to be here. We love ya."

Stonewall said, "Thank you and God Bless You, and thank you a million." Marty said, "Hit it, Cous, Hey Stonewall." Stonewall said, "Thank you my little brother." Marty continued, " On behalf of the great Stonewall Jackson, Raymond Huffmaster, The Martins, Duane Allen, Leroy, The Superlatives, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs. It was a big show. I'm Marty Stuart sayin', Thank you for joinin' us. We'll see you next time right here.."

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