The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 96 airing May 5, 2012

Guests: The Chuck Wagon Gang, 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 Chuck Wagon Gang, Rick Wright, Kent 'Superman' Blanton, Willie Cantu, and Kell Martin. 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 and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Mississippi Woman."

Marty said, "Yes sir. Let tell ya this. Me and The Fabulous Superlatives salute Buck Owens and the Buckaroos as one of the greatest all-time bands in country music. We love the Buckaroos and every time we're in Bakersfield, we go by the band hall, which is Buck Owens' Crystal Palace and take a look at all their stuff. Well, we have the last Buckaroo standing today. The greatest drummer that ever sat behind Buck Owens is Mr. Willie Cantu. Come join us, Willie. Give me five, Willie Cantu. Thank you for comin'. And, ladies and gentlemen, besides a sparkle Telecaster, you need a farfisa for this song. We looked far and wide for a Farfisa player. We found him at Paul Martin's house. How 'bout a hand for our Farfisa man, Mr. Kell Martin on the Farfisa..All right, Cous." They performed "Made In Japan."

Marty said, "Willie Cantu." Eddie promoted Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives' Picture and Concert Tour Book, Volume 1. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Hey Superlatives. One of the all-time greats, Willie Cantu. And Kell Martin, the Farfisa man. Here's a girl that was not made in Japan. She was made, I think about Indiana. How 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith, everybody. Hi baby. Nice to see ya." Connie said, "Nice to see you." Marty said, "Sing me a pretty song, would ya." Connie said, "All right. This is one you and I and Kostas wrote." Marty said, "What's it called?" Connie said, "I'm Not Blue." Marty said, "I'm not either then. All right. Mr. Rick Wright, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "Let me see. I told ya we were gonna keep it comin'. We got Willie Cantu, Connie Smith, Kell the Farfisa man, and Rick Wright. Now how 'bout a hand for our friend Superman on the slappin' bass. Superlatives? We shall now do the composition from the gentlemen from Dyess, Arkansas. Mr. Cash's song, Cous, called 'Country Boy'."

Marty said, "All right." Eddie said, "Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives there with 'Country Boy'." Eddie promoted Connie's CD boxed set Just For What I Am." After a commercial break, Marty and Harry are on stage. Marty said, "Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. I'm here to tell ya that our broadcast is sponsored each and every week by the state of Mississippi. Mississippi is regarded as the birthplace of America's music and home to the world-famous Blues and Country Music Trails. Handsome Harry ....." Harry said, "Yes." Marty continued, "They have nearly 200 historical stops concerning the best of the best of blues and country music facts running throughout the Magnolia state.. Names like Robert Johnson, Charley Pride, Ruby's Night Spot, Pinetop Perkins, Tammy Wynette, .Son House, Charley Patton, and B.B. King just to name a select few. But, as far as I know, there's no trail marker dedicated for southern hospitality as of yet. I propose right here and now that there should be one." Harry said, "I think so." Marty continued, "Do you agree? Do you second my commotion?" Harry said, "I do, I second your commotion." Marty said, "So moved. Well, I tell ya whose name should be on the first." Harry said, "Who is that." Marty continued, "Leon Sistrunk." Harry said, "Uh huh, yes." Marty said, "Yes sir. Here's the deal. He worked at the airbase in Meridian, Mississippi. Do you remember a movie called Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Miss Elizabeth Taylor?" Harry said, "One of my favorites." Marty said, "Mine, too. Well, while in route to film her movie in her private plane, she landed in Meridian for some fuel." Harry said, "Oh, yes." Marty said, "While the plane was fuelin', Miss Taylor went inside and that's when she met Leon Sistrunk. Miss Taylor asked Leon, she said 'Is this Lousiana?' And Leon said, 'No ma'am, this is Meridian, Mississippi.' Elizabeth said, 'I wish there was a souvenir stand here so I could buy a memento." Harry said, "That would be nice." Marty continued, "Well, Leon said, 'Well, we don't have a souvenir stand but I can give you somethin' to remember us by.' Harry said, "Well, what did he give her?" Marty said, "Leon bought Elizabeth Taylor and RC Cola and a pack of Tom's Peanuts out of the vending machine and sent her on her way." Harry said, "Yes." Marty said, "Now that's southern hospitality at its finest, don't ya think? It was a big movie." Harry said, "It was." Marty continue, " I say thanks to Leon Sistrunk. How 'bout a hand for dear ole Mississippi, the Music Trails, Elizabeth Taylor, and Leon Sistrunk's hospitality. Fine job Handsome Harry. And speakin' of hospitality, here's a man who's hospitable to everybody, even Superman. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy .... and Superman. I almost called you Leon."

Leroy: "Oh, that's fine."

Marty: "But you're Leroy."

Leroy: "I go by anything."

Marty: "Okay. What have ya got next to ya over there."

Leroy: "Well, we got my ole buddy Superman, Mr. Kent Blanton and we couldn't have him down here today without workin' him for more than one song so we got one picked out for ya and it's called 'I Am Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover'."

Marty: "In the key of ......."

Leroy: "C."

Marty: "Major."

Leroy: "Ready Superman?"

Kent: "Take it away."

Marty said, "Thank you, Leroy. Thank you, Superman. Take a look at this." They show a early video of The Chuck Wagon Gang singing 'Echoes From The Burning Bush'. The current Chuck Wagon Band is on stage singing the song. Marty said, "Hey, hey. My friends, The Chuck Wagon Gang. Good job, my friend. Ladies, thank you very much. We're so honored to have The Chuck Wagon Gang here. We really are. Your sound ... the original Chuck Wagon Gang started in 1936 way back in Texas. And you've touched a lot of hearts. The old group did but you guys have carried on that tradition and everywhere you go, the people ... I heard you on the radio at Eddie Stubbs show and you just tore the house down. And the one that I love so much was 'I'm Getting Ready To Leave This World'. Would ya do it for us? Ladies and gentlemen, The Chuck Wagon Gang. How 'bout a hand. Now do it good, do it good."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. Eddie said, "Today has been a great show. So much variety. And here to tell ya more about the next selection is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Kell Martin, Connie Smith, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Leroy, Superman, Superlatives, Eddie Stubbs. And I appreciate Willie Cantu comin'. How 'bout a hand for brother Willie Cantu. For more reasons than one, you're the only way we could get Gary Carter to play a steel guitar song. How 'bout doin' Tom Brumley's song 'Apple Jack' on our RS custom sparkle guitars Buckaroo style. How 'bout a hand for Gary and Willie, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "Take it home, Cous. Aww, 'Apple Jack'. On behalf of Gary Carter, Willie Cantu, Superman, Leroy, Chuck Wagon Gang, Connie Smith, and Kell Martin. Eddie Stubbs, Rick Wright. I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for joinin' us. We'll see you again right here next week on The Marty Stuart Show."

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