The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 69 airing April 30, 2011

Guests: The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, 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. 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 Mississippi gun-toting Superlative himself. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Well ..... All Right."

Marty said, "Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. We got big country music on our minds for the next 30 minutes. Superlatives?" The Superlatives answered, "Yes, sir." Marty continued, "You know what I saw, Handsome Harry." Harry said, "What did you see, Marty?" Marty said, "Pulled in the parking lot this mornin'. There it was. The big pulpwood truck. Had two new chrome stacks on it. Cous, had some bullhorns on the front. Newly added. Down the mountain they come. Could only mean one thing. The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. Make 'em feel welcome. There's Leroy, Lester. Dan Kelly, Mikey. Got a new one back there. Hello Lester." Lester said, "Hello Marty." Marty said, "You got you a new Jugger. What happened to Ferg?" Lester said, "He's in the pen, Marty." Marty said, "Oh, sorry to hear 'bout that. Sorry to hear 'bout that. Who's the new one, Leroy?" Leroy said, "That's Boom Boom." Marty said, "That's Boom Boom. Make Boom Boom feel welcome. He's got some nice shoes. Show' that shoe, Boom Boom. Leroy said, "Show 'em those shoes there Boom Boom." Marty said, "Reckon where he got 'em." Leroy said, "He got 'em at Eddie Stubbs' yard sale." Marty laughed. Leroy said, "He did. He really did." Marty said, "He can kick it off. Whatcha got to sing for us?" Leroy said, "One called 'Gathering Flowers From The Hillside'." Marty said, "Give 'em a nice hand, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, All right. Good job, gentlemen. You did a good job, Boom Boom. Fine job." After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs said, "Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show. We'd like to introduce you, at this time, to Paul Warden and Jeff Belcher who have a very special presentation to make." Marty said, Welcome, fellas." Paul said, "Jeff and I are honored to be here on behalf of America Remembers to present you with the first of the Marty Stuart Tribute Revolvers." Marty said, "All right. That's nice." Paul continued, "It's a handsome, single-action revolver that celebrates your career in country music. America Remembers has issued firearms for almost 30 years now on historic American events. We do firearms honoring American personalities. We've worked with people like John Wayne and Roy Rogers and Elvis Presley, George Jones, Richard Petty and we're very proud to be able to include you among those we've honored." Marty said, "I am so honored. Thank you, sir. I'll take it. I'll take it. Thank you, Jeff. Thank you, Jeff. I am so honored. Well, I tell ya what. I'll take two right now." Paul said, "Good Marty, that's great." Marty said, "Gentlemen, relax. Go back there and we'll have Connie Smith sing ya a song. What about that. How 'bout a hand for our friends here, ladies and gentlemen." Paul said, "Thank you, Marty." Marty said, " How 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith. Come here, Constance June. Awww." Connie performed "(And I Don't Believe You Love Me) Anymore."

Marty said, "There she goes. Connie Smith. Great job, Constance. Hey Mr. Gary Carter. Take that microphone. Eddie Stubbs brought it to my attention that in all the shows we've done, you have not said one word. Would you say hello?" Gary said, "Hello." Marty said, "All right. Mr. ......" Marty laughs. Gary said, "This is one of my favorite country songs. 'Sweet Memories'." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Mr. Gary Carter. He broke his silence."

Marty said, "Mr. Gary Carter, ladies and gentlemen." Eddie Stubbs said, "Wonderful job there from Gary Carter. 'Sweet Memories'. That's what Gary creates every time he's on the show when he's behind that steel. Thank you, Gary." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives are on stage. Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Superlatives. It doesn't get any better than this today. Havin' a big time. Ladies and gentlemen, our show is sponsored by my home state of Mississippi. And, Superlatives? About 170 miles north of the beautiful Mississippi Gulf coast is the Queen city of Meridian. And let me tell ya about a cool event. It's a fall spectacular. Well, here it is, Handsome Harry. On Saturday evenings in the month of October, you might consider joining the celebration for an event called 'Walk Through Meridian History'. It's held at the Rose Hill cemetery. Superlatives, costumed interpreters will guide you through the site and tell ya all about Meridian as they show you the resting places of some of the city's most famous characters, founding fathers, and Confederate soldiers, as well as the gravesites of the King and Queen of the North American Gypsies. How 'bout that? Only in Meridian. The event is free and last year over 2,000 people attended the final Saturday night walk. Sounds like people are just dyin' to get in. 'Walk Through Meridian History' whataya think? Speakin of dyin', I'm just dyin' to introduce you to my pals over here. The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band."

Marty: "Whatcha got for us, Leroy boy?"

Leroy: "Whoa Mule Whoa."

Marty: "A classic. Let 'er go, boys."

Marty said, "Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. Fine job, boys. Fine fiddlin', Dan." Eddie Stubbs said, "Tennessee Mafia Jug Band right there and 'Whoa Mule Whoa'. Well, whether you're gonna be goin' on a mule, on foot, by bicycle, maybe you're gonna take your car and go, we hope that you'll make time to attend the church of your choice this coming Sunday morning. To get us inspired right now, we've got all the cast ganged around to do an old Louvin Brothers song, 'There Is A Higher Power'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the new Marty Stuart Tribute Revolver. Eddie said, "And now back to the Mississippi gun-toting Superlative, Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you, Mr. Stubbs. How' bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs, everybody. That's right. You know what Bocephus said. 'My daddy was a pistol, so that makes me a son of a gun.' Ah ha. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Paul Warden and Jeff Belcher there amongst the Jug Band. Thank you guys for comin'." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Big Iron."

Marty said, "Big Iron. All right. Big iron on his hip. Thank you for joinin' us tonight. I'm Marty Stuart. Come see us again next week on The Marty Stuart Show. Thank you, Jeff. Thank you, Paul. America Remembers. That's the man right there. Thank you, guys. Look at 'em go." Connie and Leroy were dancing. Mike and Boom Boom (Kent 'Superman' Blanton) were fighting.

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