The Tams

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Contact Dianne Pope at home office   770-472-7717, cell phone 404-643-7421,  or email us at 

THE TAMS have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years! Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, “What Kind of Fool”, “I’ve Been Hurt” and “Untie Me #12 on the R&B Charts”, The Tams have had Several Gold Records, and 1 Platinum Single. “What Kind of Fool” hit #9 on the Billboard charts, and #6 on the R&B charts. “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me” hit #1 in the UK in 1971. While “Be Young, Be Foolish” only hit #26 on the Top 40, the single sold over 1,000,000 copies, sending it to Platinum status. In 1986, “Ain’t Nothin Like Shaggin’ ” hit #6 in UK Billboard charts, before being banned due to the UK’s definition of “shag”. Though their style of music has historically been referred to as Beach Music which they have had many Beach Music hits, it can be also classified as a mixture of Smooth Soul, and R&B.  Their show is fun, fresh and exciting and appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. 





Charles “Speedy” Pope and Dianne Popes Daughter, Tameka Harris, with her group Xscape.


For Fresh, Exciting Entertainment, BOOK THE TAMS for YOUR next Event! Are you looking for entertainment? Having a party? Need a band for your wedding reception? Whatever your event, if you're looking for Little Redd and The Original Tams, you're in the right place! The group is known by many names... The Original Tams, The Joe Pope Tams, The Mighty Tams, but WHATEVER you call them, THE TAMS are THE GROUP for your event! 

The Tams

Well known in The Carolina's for their signature "Beach Music" sound, The Tams travel all over the country, frequenting the Southeast, and up & down the East Coast.  They have also performed in the Midwest and United Kingdom.  The "Mighty" Tams have been elected into the Beach Music Hall of Fame, the Georgia Hall of Fame and the Atlanta Music Hall of Fame.  They have also been named "Beach Band of the Decade".