The Tams

- US Atlanta, GA R&B/Soul / Beach


Bio: The Tams were formed in Atlanta, GA in 1962. It’s members were Joseph Pope and Charles Pope (founders), Horace Key, Floyd Ashton, and Robert Lee Smith. In the beginning, they sang and danced as a way of having fun and to escape their circumstances, hoping to make at least a little money. The grou... See Full Bio

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The Tams has a show on 05/11/2013 at 06:00 PM @ Braselton Spring ... in Braselton, GA http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/199072265 #concert

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  • 2013

    Sep 14

    Blowing Rock, NC, US | 6:00pm
    Blue Ridge Mountain Club
    Blowing Rock, NC, US
    Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:00pm
  • 2013

    Sep 7

    Greensboro, NC, US | 3:00pm

    Greensboro, NC, US
    Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:00pm
  • 2013

    May 11

    Braselton, GA, US | 6:00pm
    Braselton Spring Beach Fest...
    Braselton, GA, US
    Sat May 11, 2013 6:00pm
  • 2013

    Apr 20

    Pickens, SC, US | 12:00pm
    Pickens Azalea Festival
    Pickens, SC, US
    Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:00pm
  • 2012

    Aug 31

    Cordele, GA, US | 8:00pm

    Cordele, GA, US
    Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:00pm


    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-Paramount the next year, where they remained until 1968. They scored their biggest hit in 1963 with "What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)." But many soul fans regard 1968's "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy" as their ultimate hit, although it only reached number 26 on the R&B charts.

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