Mavis Staples, Brittany Howard Assist Star-Studded 'Everyday People' Jam on 'Late Show'

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Jon Batiste has got off to an auspicious start in his new role as bandleader for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. For his first act, the multi-talented musician pulled together an A-team for a close-out rendition of Sly & the Family Stone's "Everyday People."

Batiste was ably supported with the likes of Mavis StaplesBrittany Howard from Alabama ShakesBen Folds, Aloe Blacc and of course, his band Stay Human.

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