The Tams

“The Tams are one of America’s all-time favorite Carolina Beach Music and Soul recording acts, world renowned for their songs ‘What Kind of Fool’ and ‘Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy.'”

The Tams have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 40 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.

Song List

Tams Originals

Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy

Main Squeeze

Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me

Down and Dirty Love

I’ve Been Hurt

Laugh It Off

Untie Me

To Love Somebody

Silly Little Girl

Too Much Fooling Around

What Kind Of Fool

Better To Have Loved A Little

Dancin’ Mood

You Lied to your daddy

Cover Song List 

Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk

Prince – Purple Rain

Justin Timberlake – Can’t stop the feeling

Lenny Williams – 10 ways of loving you

Bobby Brown – My Perogative

DNCE – Cake by the Ocean

Pharrell – Happy

Cameo – Word Up

Cupid – Cupid Shuffle

John Legend- All of Me

Earth Wind And Fire – Let’s Groove Tonight

Marcia Griffith – Electric Slide

Michael Jackson – Billy Jean

Michael Jackson – Rock With You

Morris Day & The Time – Jungle Love

Morris Day & The Time – The Bird

Van Mccoy – The Hustle

The Wobble

Ricky Martin – La Vida Loca

Arthur Conley – Do You Like Good Music

Bruno Mars –  Treasure

Bruno Mars – That’s what I like

Sam Hunt – Body like a backroad

Robin Thicke- Blurred Lines

Eric Clapton – Wonderful tonight

Jackson 5 – Blame it on the Boogie

Michael Jackson – Beat It

Justin Timberlake –  Suit and Tie

Carl Carlton – Bad Mama Jamma

Chairmen Of The Board – Carolina Girls

Clarence Carter – Strokin’

Commodores – Brick House

Commodores – Easy

James Brown – I Feel Good

James Brown – Living In America

Jerry Butler – Your Precious Love

Kool & The Gang – Celebration

Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It

Kool & The Gang – Joanna

L.T.D. – Back In Love Again

Marvin Gaye – Pride And Joy

Marvin Gaye – Stubborn Kind Of Fella

Marvin Gaye – Lets get it on

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

Ohio Players – Fire

Peter Gabriel – Sledghammer

Ohio Players – Rollercoaster

Parliament Funkadelic – Flashlight

Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A Woman

Rick James – Super Freak

Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines

Showmen – 39-21-40 Shape

Showmen – Hey Baby

Village People – YMCA

Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen

KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down

KC & The Sunshine Band – Shake Your Booty

2 Pac – California Love

Bruce Channel – Hey Bsby

Major Lance – Monkey Time

Major Lance – Um Um Um Um

Maurice Williams – Stay

Mc Hammer – Can’t Touch This

Willie T – Thank You John

James Taylor – How Sweet It Is

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

Ben E. King – Stand By Me

Elvis – Can’t Help Falling in Love

Etta James (Instrumental) – At Last

Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon

Frank Sinatra – Just the Way you Look Tonight

Lionel Richie – Just to be Close to You

Lionie Richie – My Love by

Louie Armstrong – Wonderful World

Nat King Cole – Autumn Leaves

Platters – With This Ring

Stevie Wonder – Knock Me off My Feet

Stevie Wonder – You Are the Sunshine of My Life

Temptations – My Girl

The Drifters – This Magic Moment

Van Morrison – Crazy Love

Van Morrison – Moon Dance

Beatles – Hey Jude

Bob Seger – Old Time Rock And Roll

Boz Scaggs – Lowdown

Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running

Gap Band – Early In The Morning

Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb

Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville

Rolling Stones – Satisfaction

Ben E. King – Stand By Me

Brook Benton – Rainy Night In Georgia

Chubby Checker – The Twist

Drifters – Magic Moment

Drifters – Under The Boardwalk

Drifters – Up On The Roof

Embers – I Love Beach Music

Four Tops – Reach Out

Four Tops – Same Old Song

Four Tops – Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Isley Brothers – Shout

Jackie Wilson – Higher And Higher

Little Richard – Good Golly Miss Molly

Lloyd Price – Stagger Lee

Nat King Cole – Autumn Leaves

Otis Redding – Dock Of The Bay

Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

Sam Cooke – You Send Me

Spinners – I’ll Be Around

Spinners – Mighty Love

Supremes – Can’t Hurry Love

Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

Temptations – Get Ready

Temptations – My Girl

Temptations – Wish It Would Rain

The O’Jays – Love Train

The O’Jays – I love Music

Wilson Pickett – Midnight Hour

Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally

Young Rascals – Good Lovin’

Charlie Daniels – Rocky Top

Darius Rucker – Wagon Wheel

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

Lynard Skynard – Sweet Home Alabama


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8510 McAlpine Park Dr. Ste 201
Charlotte, NC 28211