As you could probably tell from the deafening thunder of hype, Stephen Colbert took over for David Letterman as the host of the Late Show last night. And while his first episode didn’t have an advertised musical guest, Colbert ended up with a whole pile of them. His first episode of the show ended when Jon Batiste, his bandleader, led an all-star cabal of musicians through a cover of Sly And The Family Stone’s classic “Everyday People.” The group featured Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, Ben Folds, Aloe Blacc, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Paul Janeway, and Beirut members Zach Condon, Kyle Resnick, and Ben Lanz. That’s a lot of people! Colbert himself also joined in to sing a couple of lines. Watch the performance below, via Vulture.
Meanwhile, you can watch the entire episode here.