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Stephen Colbert Enlists Mavis Staples, Beirut, More for Sly Stone Cover on First ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert started his tenure on CBS’ Late Show on Tuesday night, and he wasn’t about to do so without a pretty special musical guest to round out the show. Turns out, it took a whole host of guests to kick the show off right so Mavis Staples, backed by a band including Buddy Guy, Ben Folds, Derek Trucks, Aloe Blacc and members of Alabama Shakes and Beirut, took on a cover of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People.” Watch that at approximately the 40-minute mark of the full video over at CBS’ site.

Kendrick Lamar, who already has a pretty memorable Colbert Report performance in his back pocket, will guest on the show tonight.