The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 75 airing June 11, 2011

Guests: 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, our friends Kayton Roberts, fiddlin' Hank Singer, Lorrie Bennett, Kris Wilkinson, Sari Reist, David Angell, and David Davidson. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm Eddie Stubbs. Now how about a Superlative welcome for our host, the headmaster of Mississippi's College of Country Music. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives performed "Hard Times Boogie."

Marty said, "Hard Times Boogie, Mr. Roberts. Mr. Roberts. Glad you could join us on The Marty Stuart Show today. Superlatives? There's ole Hank Singer, there's Kayton Roberts. Give 'em a nice hand, our friends. Speakin' of Hank Singer, come here Hank Singer. You always come by to help us and play some mighty pretty fiddle, but we've never turned you loose for a fiddle tune all your very own. Would you play us one?" Hank said, "I'd love to." Marty said, "Whatcha wanna do?" Hank said, "Let's do 'Sally Goodin'." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for fiddlin' Hank Singer, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "Fiddlin' Hank Singer tore 'Sally Goodin' up. Great job. Hank Singer." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Yes, sir. Superlatives? Enjoying this show very, very much. One of the first Connie Smith records I ever heard was a song called 'Seattle'. And I thought it was beautiful. And all the time we've been together, I've never heard Connie sing this song, so the best way to do that is ask her to do it on the show. And today she brought with her, her highly glamorized, highly stylized Superlative Strings, Sari, Kris, David and David. Give 'em a hand. Lookin' pretty. And while you got your hands together, how 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith to sing 'Seattle'. Aww, pretty, pretty. Hi Constance." Connie said, "Hi honey." Marty said, "Sing the pretty song." Connie said, "Just for you." Marty said, "All right. Thank you."

Marty said, "Thank you very much" and gave Connie a kiss. Marty continued, "Miss Connie Smith and the Superlative Strings." After a round of applause, Marty said, "Would you make welcome Miss Lorrie Bennett. Hi Lorrie. Come in the house. There ya go. There she is, Harry." Harry said, "Okay." Marty, His Fabulous Superlatives, and Lorrie performed "Song Of Sadness."

Marty said, "A Song of Sadness. Fine, Miss Lorrie." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said,"Welcome back, everybody. And I appreciate you inviting us into your home every week. Now The Marty Stuart Show is sponsored by the good people of the Magnolia state. I'm speakin' of my home state of Mississippi. And I'm always glad to get to share good news about my home state with you. Well, the good news is that after many years of hard work and planning, the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center is headed to their building site with groundbreakin' shovel in hand. Upon building, their mission is to celebrate and honor the lives and the works of talented Mississippians whose stories, songs, paintings, dances and other.artistic expressions have touched the lives of so many people around the world. And not only will the center house exhibits payin' homage to the famous Mississippians it loves, but will also include the Walk of Fame as well as the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame in tribute to Mississippi's elite of the elite. The setting for it all is Meridian, Mississippi. So congratulations to Meridian, Executive Director Marty Gamblin, and all the folks at the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center. All right. Hear, hear. Here he comes, ladies and gentlemen. Speakin' of special. How 'bout a hand for the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the ole Tennessee Slicker, Strings, the most popular man in country music, Leroy Troy. Hello Troy boy."

Marty: "Absolutely. How are you, sir?"

Leroy: "Great."

Marty: "Can I brag on ya for a minute?"

Leroy: "Go ahead. I like braggin'."

Marty: "I know you do. And I wanna talk the truth. Eddie Stubbs. I heard him talkin' about your record and he talks about what a great entertainer you are, but what a great champion of the great old time songs of America. You are a great collector of folk songs of America. And I have been waitin' three years to hear you do one song in particular that's on your record The Old Grey Mare. And tell me about 'Git Along Little Yearlings'."

Leroy: "Well, this song is about a family headed west during the War Between the States, and it was written by Mr. Jimmy Driftwood, same feller that wrote 'Battle of New Orleans', 'Tennessee Stud'. Jimmy Driftwood was a school teacher down in Timbo, Arkansas. And he taught history. This is another great composition of his."

Marty: "All right, ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Leroy Troy. 'Git Along Little Yearlings'."

Marty said, "Thank you, sir. Leroy Troy." Eddie Stubbs said, "The serious side of Leroy Troy this week on the program and 'Git Along Little Yearlings'. Well, the quartet's about ready to sing for us. This one's in the key of G. Stands for the gospel. 'Walking In Jersualem (Just Like John)."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted Leroy Troy's album The Old Grey Mare at the Superlatone Store. Eddie said, "Once again, here's Marty." Marty said, "Eddie Stubbs, you are the finest country music disc jockey in this world is what I think. You are. WSM is good on you. Yes, sir. I've enjoyed this show today. Connie Smith and her Superlative Strings.Leroy's song. Fiddlin' Hank. There's Lorrie Bennett. The Superlatives, as always. And we're always honored to have one of the great masters of country music come by to visit us. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Kayton Roberts, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, sir. Kayton, I used to sit on the other side of that radio speaker and listen to you and Mr. Hank Snow play. I wanted to hear that train whistle. You could do it better than anybody. Give me a southern train whistle." Kayton plays a mean train whistle. Marty continued, "Aww, yeah." Kayton was featured on "The Waltz You Saved For Me."

Marty said, "The Waltz You Saved For Me. Kayton Roberts. Take it home, Cous. On behalf of all the Fabulous Superlatives, Hank Singer, Connie Smith, Eddie Stubbs, Lorrie Bennett, Leroy Troy,.Kayton Roberts, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for joinin' us. Hello, baby. Come see us again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. See ya then. Good night, everybody."

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