TV, Video — November 21, 2009 at 8:53 am

Video: Stephen Colbert sings ‘Cheap Reward’ with Elvis Costello on ‘The Colbert Report’

Elvis Costello dropped by “The Colbert Report” on Thursday to pimp the new season of his own talk show, “Spectacle,” but since he was feeling a little under the weather and not in fine singing voice, host Stephen Colbert offered to lend his vocal services instead.

The result? The usually sardonic Colbert taking a surprisingly sincere stab at Costello’s “Cheap Reward” — a pretty obscure mid-’70s country lament that appears as a bonus track on some My Aim Is True reissues — while Elvis served up some accompaniment on acoustic guitar. A surprisingly good performance.

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One Comment

  1. Rich McCann

    Steve
    I am 58 years old and I never listen to Elvis before. Your little gig with him turned me on to his music. I love the way you sang his song Cheap Reward,you missed your calling you should have been a singer and toured with Mr. Costello. Thanks Again.
    Mac.

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