Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy ~CHOOSE The ORIGINAL Tams!!
Are you looking for entertainment? Having a party? Need a band for your wedding reception? Whatever your event, if you're looking for Charles Pope, 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! Be sure to book The Tams - you'll be glad you did! Check our Schedule for a Show Near YOU!
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", The Tams have had 2 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, 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.
Jimmy Buffett LOVES The Tams!
The "King of Margaritaville" Talks about The Tams...
Watch the video here! The Tams toured with Jimmy during his 1999 "Beach House on the Moon Tour" and recorded "Flesh and Bone" with him.
Like many other musicians, Jimmy Buffett grew up listening to and being inspired by The Original Tams. The Tams have also performed with many other well known entertainers, including Gladys Knight, Jackie Wilson, Jerry Butler, and The Drifters.
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".
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BookTHE MIGHTY TAMS for YOUR Entertainment needs! They are available for wedding receptions, corporate parties, private parties, fairs, festivals, and MORE!
THE JOE POPE TAMS, is a legendary group of entertainers including Charles Pope (Founder, Original Tam, and brother of the late Joe Pope), Albert "Little Redd" Cottle, Robert Arnold, Elton Richardson, Greg Gallashaw and Reginald Preston.
The Tams are backed by the 14 Karat Gold Band.
Original member Charles Pope has been with The Tams for 48 years. He co-founded the group with his brother, the late Joe Pope, in 1959. The group is often termed The Joe Pope Tams. His son "Little Redd" has been performing with the group since he was 6 years old. Charles continues to bring the same "Tams sound" to their shows, while Little Redd adds a fresh, hip spin with his energetic performance. The Tams are the perfect group to appeal to all ages!