Stephen Colbert Caps Debut ‘Late Show’ with Mavis Staples, Aloe Blacc, Buddy Guy

by E. Parker

The long-awaited debut of Stephen Colbert‘s Late Show included an interview with Jeb Bush, a visit from Jon Stewart and a slew of musical guests singing a song everyone can relate to.

The show which aired last night (Sept. 9) on CBS, Radio.com‘s parent company, showcased a different side of Stephen Colbert personality. He dropped the right wing schtick of his former Comedy Central show The Colbert Report in favor of the comedian’s more rounded outlook.

But he did carry a few things over into his new gig, including Captain America’s shield, still on his wall, and also his love for musical performances.

Related: What David Letterman & His ‘Late Show’ Meant to Music

“Ladies and gentlemen,” he announced while introducing his musical guest, his musical director and his band, “Jon Batiste with Stay Human and some very special friends.”

The very special friends turned out to be Mavis Staples, Aloe Blacc, Ben Folds, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Brittany Howard, Susan Tedeschi and more. Colbert aded his own voice to the party for a rendition of “Everyday People” by Sly & the Family Stone.

Tomorrow Kendrick Lamar will be the musical guest.

Check out the entire show here.

For a look at his talk with Jeb Bush go to Radio.com

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