Another obscure duo that bridged the gap between R & B and soul, the Snapshots only had this one 45 on Federal. I love the interplay of the voices on I Need You and the way the baritone sax leads the horn section. The presence of Johnny Otis’ name on the writing credit would indicate a West Coast origin for this disc – as well as the possibility that the great man’s orchestra provides the rich instrumental backing.
UPDATE ~ Jeff Beckman, an authority on group soul has kindly been in touch about this mystery. He writes "The Snapshots on Tammy are a white group and not related to the Federal duo." I'm very grateful to Jeff for the info and for taking the time/trouble to get in touch.
That's what I like / I need you ~ FEDERAL 12496 (1963)
Note ~ There is another group called the Snapshots who had a single release on the Ohio based Tammy label. Is this the same group?