Official Site of The Tams
featuring Original Tam Charles Pope & Little Redd


On behalf of The Tams and the Cottle/Pope family, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude and thanks for all of the condolences sent our way during this time of loss. The Tams will continue to honor Charles' legacy under the leadership of his son, Little Redd.  They will continue on for many, many years to come, as a third generation of  "Little Tams" have made their way to the stage.  Thank you for your love and continued support.  And, as always, stay "Young, Foolish & Happy!"

 Donations may be made in Memory of Charles to the Alzheimer's organization that was founded in his honor:
For The Love of Our Father's
PO Box 741474
Riverdale, GA 30274


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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!
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    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. 

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 Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Four Tops, James Brown, Gladys Knight and Pips, Jackie Wilson, Platters, Little Richard,  Diana Ross, Chuck Jackson, Patty LaBelle, Rod Stewart, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Chubby Checker, Coasters, Otis Redding and The Drifters and Many More to just name a few.

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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Book THE 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 50 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! Since the death of Redd's father Charles Pope, Redd has taken over the group and is making his Uncle Joe Pope and his dad Legacy alive.

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