Just out earlier this week: the YouTube video for Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews' single, "Fire and Brimstone", from his latest album Say That to Say This, co-produced by Andrews and the impresario of Old School R&B, Raphael Saadiq.
In fact, Saadiq doesn’t just co-produce; according to tromboneshorty.com, "he becomes a member of the band, playing a variety of instruments and contributing backing vocals; he also had a hand in writing three songs. Says Andrews of Saadiq: 'He’s a great producer, but he’s also a musician, so he was able to get in there, jam with us and take us to some different places. And we were able to take him to some different places too'."
About "Fire and Brimstone" Andrews notes, "The beat I was hearing was an old-school hip-hop thing. I can’t remember what we were listening to when we came up with the idea, it might’ve been something by Dr. Dre, Easy E or Run-D.M.C., but when I heard it, I said, 'Joey, let’s do a beat like that underneath the track so I can do some intricate things on top.' That's what we did, and it came out with this swampy, voodoo feel."