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Parliament-Funkadelic: Flashlight (Live)

A few days ago, Parliament-Funkadelic took the stage on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform their 1978 hit “Flashlight.”

Alissia Benveniste laid down the groove on bass, while Bootsy Collins backed up the band on drums. Bootsy played drums on the original track, thanks to the fact that Bernie Worrell played the bass line on three connected Minimoog synthesizers.

Colbert mentioned “Sweet Relief” at the end of the segment, a site that offers fans a chance to support legendary artists. There’s a campaign for Worrell, which you can find here.