The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 92 airing April 7, 2012

Guests: Riders In The Sky, 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 the Riders In The Sky. 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, Eddie Stubbs. Comin' to you from the home of the air castle of the south. Talkin' 'bout good ole Nashville, Tennessee. How 'bout it. Glad you could join us. Hello to all our friends up in the beautiful timber country of Oregon. Ashland, Bend, Medford, Grant's Pass. Here's to the lumberjack. Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Lumberjack."

Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for the world famous Riders In The Sky, ladies and gentlemen. Hey. Riders In The Sky." Ranger Doug said, "Thank you, Marty." Marty said, "Yes sir, Ranger Doug." Ranger Doug said, "We've got a wonderful new album of inspirational tunes, and we are gonna do the title song for ya. 'The Land Beyond The Sun'." Marty said, "Riders In The Sky, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "Riders In The Sky, everybody." Eddie said, "The fabulous Riders In The Sky and 'Land Beyond The Sun'." Eddie promoted Marty's Compadres: An Anthology of Duets CD. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Aww, welcome back everybody. Hey, how 'bout a hand for the famous Riders In The Sky. Welcome." Too Slim said, "Thank you, Marty. Great to be here. I'm so inspired to be here." Marty said, "You are." Too Slim continued, "I'm inspired and I put pen to paper to pay tribute to this fabulous orchestra." Marty said, "Oh, do tell, do tell." Too Slim said, "Here's my poem."

"I sing of these Superlatives, this fabuloso band.
That stands with Marty Stuart and lends their helping hands
In sequined suits of splendor. their talents likewise shine.
I believe they just get better, like a finely aging wine.
Kenny's fingers wizardry, Paul's foundation tones,
Harry's ever steady like a funky metronome.
You want some vintage country, how 'bout some rockabilly,
A blues, a swing, a polka, they'll knock that sucker silly
Hiring these harmonious lads to bring his tunes to life
Is the best thing Stuart's done since he made Connie Smith his wife.
So Marty, take that trail untrod coz they have got your back,
These Fabulous Superlatives, these leaders of the pack."

Marty said, "Ladies and gentlemen, Too Slim. Come back this way with that microphone." Too Slim said, "Yes, yes." Marty said, "Since you mentioned Connie Smith and you're in a talkin' mood, why don't you introduce Miss Connie Smith." Too Slim said, "Well, let's bring out the fabulous, the Rolls Royce of country music, the great voice of the golden midwest. Here she is. Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Connie Smith." Marty said, "And Too Slim's poem. Thank you, Slim. That was a beautiful poem, a beautiful poem." Connie sang, "Paper Mansions."

Marty said, "Miss Connie Smith and 'Paper Mansions'. Thank you, Constance. Well, here it is. Ramblin' Jack Elliott's account of the in broad daylight shooting of President James A. Garfield at the train station in Washington." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Mr. Garfield'."

Eddie said, "A history lesson song there about our 20th president. 'Mr. Garfield'. Thank you, Marty Stuart." Eddie promoted Connie's CD boxed set Just For What I Am." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Aww, welcome back. Everything's lovely in Music City as long as we've got Connie Smith and the Riders In The Sky and the Apostle here. I'm here to tell ya that this broadcast is sponsored each and every week by the great state of Mississippi. Mississippi's regarded as the birthplace of America's music. Mississippi's also the home to the Blues Trail. and the legendary Country Music Trails that run throughout the state. You'll find nearly 200 historical markers to guide you through the state's musical legacy. For instance, did you know that Bo Diddley was from Mississippi. Well, he was. The man who put the Bo Diddley beat on the world was from McComb, Mississippi. And rightfully so, the town of McComb was awarded a Blues Trail marker in Mr. Bo Diddley's honor. So the next time you hear 'Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, have you heard .....' think fondly of that good feelin' that can still be found all over town in the beautiful McComb, Mississippi. Apostle? I'm talkin' about magnolias, azaleas, lonesome midnight trains, whipporwills, and fallin' stars. Have mercy. So how 'bout a hand for dear ole Mississippi, Mr. Bo Diddley's trail marker, and all the good people in McComb, Mississippi. And speakin' of good people. Riders In The Sky, here he is. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the ole Tennessee Slicker, the most popular man in country music, Leroy Troy. Hello Leroy." Leroy performed "Going Back To Dixie."

Marty said, "Yes sir, Leroy." Eddie said, "Thanks a lot there, Leroy Troy. 'Going Back To Dixie'. Hymn time this week. Here's one that Marty and all The Superlatives had a hand in putting together. 'Waiting, Watching, Hoping'."

Instead of a commercial break, RFD-TV congratulated Connie Smith on her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame®. Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. Eddie said, "And now back to Marty Stuart and Riders In The Sky." Marty said, "And how 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs and the hat that the famous Riders In The Sky had made just for him. Ranger Doug, Woody Paul, Joey the Cowpolka King. You are truly one of the Superlatives' favorite bands. You guys are just steady. It never, never, never fails with the Riders In The Sky there. How 'bout a nice hand. It's all yours, my friend." Ranger Doug said, "Well, thank you. You know, Marty, anybody who's watched a western movie or seen a TV show, look carefully. There's always a cook and a sidekick. Gotta be. It's in the union rules. We've had one for 34 years. Ladies and gentlemen, I want to introduce to you our cook, our sidekick, Side Meat." A disguised Too Slim comes out on stage. He said, "Howdy folks. Oh mighty fine, boys, mighty fine. I've been out back there cookin'. I'm doin' the caterin' for the show now." They performed "I've Cooked Everywhere."

Marty said, "Come here. Come here. On behalf of all the Riders In The Sky, Eddie Stubbs and his hat, Leroy Troy, Connie Smith, all the Superlatives, Gary Carter, I'm Marty Stuart sayin', Thank you for joinin' us. We'll see you again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Douglas. And remember, it's the cowboy way."

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