The Marty Stuart Show
Episode 126 airing June 1, 2013
|Guests: The Chuck Wagon Gang, Anita Stapleton, 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, The
Chuck Wagon Gang along with Anita Stapleton. 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 "Echoes."
Marty said, "I'm Marty Stuart. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. We've got some good music for ya today. We got gospel music. Apostle, we got old time music, and country music comin' to ya. Right now, from a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, how 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith. Hey Constance. Miss Smith goes to Nashville. Hi baby." Connie performed "I'm Ashamed Of You."
Eddie said, "On July 16, 1964, that was the very first song that Connie Smith ever recorded for RCA Victor. 'I'm Ashamed Of You'. Thank you so much Connie for bringing that great one back."Eddie promoted Paul Marty's new CD Kentucky Jukebox Vol. 1: The Country Sessions. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back everybody. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Hi baby. And how about a hand for all The Fabulous Superlatives: Apostle Paul, Handsome Harry, Cousin Kenny. We shall now attempt to fill the air with twang, Cousin Kenny. What's the name of the song?" Kenny said, "Bat Patrol." Marty said, " 'Bat Patrol'. Hit it."
Marty said, "Thank you very much. All the guests that come to be on our television show are met at the door by this nice lady I'm about to introduce you to. Connie, you actually introduced me to this lady when I first met you a few years back. Right?"
Connie: "That's right. And I love
her very much. She's one of my favorite people in the
whole wide world. She's a really beautiful girl and
fine singer and I can't wait to have her out here."
Marty: "Well how 'bout you introduce
this nice lady."
Connie: "Her name is Anita
Marty: "Make Miss Anita Stapleton
feel welcome. Pass that mic to her. You got it. Hi
Anita. All right"
Anita performed "A Wound Time Can't Erase."
Marty said, "That's Miss Anita
Stapleton. You did a good job. Great job, Anita."
After a commercial break, Marty said, "And we're back.
Handsome, Apostle. As the father of country music,
Jimmie Rodgers, used to say .... 'Hey, Hey.' Now
Jimmie Rodgers is one of the people who gave reason
for the state of Mississippi to be known as the
birthplace of America's music. I'm proud to say that
the state of Mississippi's the sponsor of our show.
Mississippi has produced lots of American music
originals. Many of those people are celebrated and
honored throughout the state on the Blues and Country
Music Trails that run across Mississippi land. I'll
tell ya an original whose name appears on the Country
Music Trail marker right in front of the Choctaw
Museum in Philadelphia, Mississippi. His name is Bob
Ferguson. Bob was a renaissance man. He wrote songs
like 'On The Wings Of A Dove' and 'The Carroll County
Accident'. He produced records for RCA Victor such as
'Once A Day' for cute and country Connie Smith, as
well as songs for Dolly Parton, Willie and Waylon just
to name a few. Bob was also a historian as well, and
an archaeologist. However, at the height of his
musical career, Bob fell in love with a pretty Choctaw
lady named Martha from Philadelphia. He left his
Nashville career behind and moved to the Choctaw
Reservation where he lived for the rest of his life,
lovin' Martha and servin' the Choctaw people. However,
Bob's works as a music maker is no less than genius.
His legacy is in tact and you can learn more about him
and his accomplishments on the Country Music Trail in
Philadelphia and Choctaw, Mississippi. So here's to
Bob Ferguson. Whataya say. Bob Ferguson." Pointing to
Connie, "You know him. And whataya say we make welcome
he ole Tennessee Slicker, ladies and gentlemen. Leroy
Troy. Hello Leroy. Look over here. Anita and Connie.
Leroy: "Anita ....Connie."
Marty: "Didn't Anita do a good job?"
Leroy: "She sure did."
Marty: "And I know you're gonna do a
Leroy: "We'll see about that."
Marty: "What's on your mind, pal?"
Leroy: "It's a somber one today. One
called 'The Prisoner's Song'. Right there in G."
Marty said, "Awwww. Jailbird." Leroy said, "Perfect song." Marty said, "Fine job."Eddie said, "Leroy Troy right there singin' one that goes all the way back to 1924. 'The Prisoner Song'. Thank you, Leroy. Well, something real special is about to take place now as we declare hymn time. And here to tell us all about it is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you, Eddie Stubbs. In the year of 1936, on the airwaves of WBAP in Fort Worth, Texas, America's airwaves were touched by the sound of The Chuck Wagon Gang. The legacy of this group goes all the way back to then. Happy to say The Chuck Wagon Gang is alive and well. Brand new force. Would you please make welcome The Chuck Wagon Gang." They performed "Hard Trials Will Soon Be Over."
After a commercial break, Eddie
promoted The Marty Stuart Show photo book.
Eddie said, "From their project Meeting In Heaven:
The Chuck Wagon Gang Sings The Songs Of Marty Stuart,
we're gonna call on our special guest today to sing a
song that Marty Stuart wrote in just fifteen minutes
specifically for The Chuck Wagon Gang to sing.
Marty said, "What an honor. What an
What an honor. Thank you Jeremy. Thank you. Great
job. Thank you Shay. Thank you guys. Hit it Cous. Oh
that was wonderful. The mighty Chuck Wagon Gang.
Eddie Stubbs, Superlatives, Miss Anita Stapleton.
Come on in. Connie Smith and Leroy Troy, and I'm
Marty Stuart saying thank you for comin' to see us.
Come see us again next week right here on The Marty
Stuart Show. Goodnight everybody. Bye mama."
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