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.
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. Jimmy Buffett LOVES The Tams! The “King of Margaritaville” Talks about The Tams Watch the video here!
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy