The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 124 airing May 18, 2013

Guests: Johnny Rivers, Mike Armistead, Matt Combs, 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 is 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, Johnny Rivers along with Mike Armistead and Matt Combs. 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, "Eddie boy." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Tempted."

Marty said, "A song that tells it the way it is. Thank you for joinin' us. I'm Marty Stuart. You're watchin' The Marty Stuart Show. Now I've looked forward to meetin' this gentleman for a long time. I'm a pure fan of his music. Superlatives? Songs like 'Memphis,' 'The Midnight Special'. Cous, where would the world be without 'Secret Agent Man,' 'Baby I Need Your Loving,' 'Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu' just to name a few. Comin' to us all the way from the beautiful, mysterious land of California. Ladies and gentlemen, would you please make welcome the great Johnny Rivers. Welcome John." Johnny said, "Hi Marty." Marty continued, "It's all yours, man." Johnny performed "Poor Side Of Town."

Marty said, "Mr. Johnny Rivers. That's good, sir." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Yeah. Sensational is the word. Sensational is the word. And speakin' of sensational, here comes my sensational baby. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Come here, Constance June. Sensational. Hi baby. All right." Connie performed "(Don't Take Him) He's All I Got."

Marty said, "Connie Smith. Great job, Constance. Here's a song from a record we recorded called Badlands. Me and The Superlatives. Wrote it about a lost and wandering soul up on reservation land. 'Casino'."

After a commercial break, Marty said to Apostle Paul, "What about it." Paul said "Aaeee." They both laughed. Marty said, "Ladies and gentlemen. Good people of the modern world. Here it comes. Apostle. The world's about to tilt off axis just a little bit because here he comes. The most popular man in country music, the ole Tennessee Slicker. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy and the boys. Hey. Hello Mike Armistead. Hello Leroy. Hello brother Matt Combs. Well ...."

Leroy: "We are fixin' to head to Union County. East Tennessee, that is. Are you ready?"

Marty: "Yes."

Leroy performed "Down In Union County."

Eddie said, "Let's send that song over to east Tennessee to all our friends in Union County where Carl Smith, Roy Acuff, and Chet Atkins came from. Thank you Leroy Troy, Mike Armistead, and Matt Combs. Well, it's time we settle down to get serious as we declare hymn time this week. Here is The Superlative Quartet with one of the old favorites, 'Angels Rock Me To Sleep'." Marty said, "Handsome Harry." Harry said, "Yes." "Marty said, "Well."

After a commercial break, Eddie said, "And we return now to our host. Here again is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs. And how 'bout a hand for Mr. Johnny Rivers. Thank you for comin' so far, John." Johnny said, "Well, thank you. It's a pleasure. It's a pleasure to meet you." Marty said,"It's a pleasure to meet you, my friend. Yes sir. I love your music. And this is none of my business, but here's the way I see it. It's long overdue. I nominate you for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over and over and over again. It's time. It's time." Johnny said, "People always say to me 'How come you're not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame', you know. And I go, 'Just lucky, I guess.' " They both laughed. Marty said, "Well, I over-nominate ya. How about doin' 'Summer Rain' for us." Johnny said, "Okay." Marty continued, "Mr. Johnny Rivers, everybody." Johnny said, "Thank you."

Marty said, "Yes, sir. Mr. Johnny Rivers. Thank you, my friend. On behalf of Johnny Rivers, Cousin Kenny. Hello Connie Smith. Johnny Rivers, meet Connie Smith. Leroy, Matt, Armistead, Eddie Stubbs, all The Superlatives, I'm Marty Stuart saying thank you for comin' to see us. See ya next week, right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Good night everybody."

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