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The Roots is one of the greatest hip-hop groups of all time, and revered as the house band on "The Tonight Show." But fans of Jon Batiste say his band Stay Human, now the house band for "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," is giving the Roots a run for the title as best band on late-night TV.  Both bands are essential elements of the shows they perform on—but which one is truly late-night TV's best band?🎤  🎹 🎷🎺 🎸📺

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The Roots changed the whole idea of what a late-night TV band could be. They are essential to the sketches, comedy, and success of "The Tonight Show." Some would even argue they are funnier than Fallon. 

Before Jimmy Fallon became the world’s most plugged-in talk show host, a house band on late-night TV wasn’t expected to be anything other than mildly entertaining for an hour each night. Of course, that changed when “The Tonight Show” tapped hip-hop legends The Roots to play alongside Fallon five nights a week, making David Letterman‘s main music man Paul Schaffer look like, well, Facebook in a world of Instagram and Snapchat.
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Although he and his band were not household names like the Roots, Jon Batiste has been called "the country’s most visible preservationist and celebrator of jazz." After all, he's Juilliard-trained jazz musician whose instrument of choice is the melodica. Batiste and Stay Human bring a quirky, surrealist and hippie sensibility that balances Colbert's brainy weirdness perfectly.

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Stay Human fans admire the band's versatility.

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They're all geniuses, so choosing the best is no easy decision!

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But for many, the Roots will always reign supreme.

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All things considered, the Roots may win this contest just for "Slow Jam The News."

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But good lord, has "Electric Feel" ever sounded better than when MGMT performed it with Stay Human?

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And even though Colbert's show is far more overtly political, The Roots aren't afraid to make a statement either.

On November 22,  2011, US Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was a guest on Late Night. For her entrance, the Roots controversially played a snippet from Fishbone's 1985 song, "Lying Ass Bitch," resulting in apologies from Fallon, Questlove, and NBC. The incident nearly resulted in the Roots being dismissed from the show, but the timing of the Thanksgiving holiday and a national security gaffe by Bachmann shortly after helped defuse the situation in the media. As a result of the incident, NBC approves all walk on songs prior to filming each show.
FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Best late-night TV show band: The Roots or Stay Human?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamTheRoots
#TeamStayHuman