The Tams

The Tams

Top Songs

1
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy (Rerecorded)
2
What Kind of Fool (Rerecorded)
3
Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
4
I've Been Hurt
5
Untie Me (Rerecorded)

Albums

About

Biography

A "beach" music favorite, Atlanta's Tams were among the more popular up-tempo soul groups of the '60s, although they were never able to break Motown's pop stranglehold. Joseph Pope's gravelly voiced leads were their selling point. He was joined by his brother Charles, Robert Smith, Floyd Ashton, and Horace Key. They began on Swan in 1960, then landed their first hit with "Untie Me" for Arlen in 1962. It peaked at number 12 on the R&B charts (number 11 pop). They moved to ABC-Par... Read more

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