The Best of the Tams features 14 songs from singles that they recorded for ABC-Paramount between 1963 and 1969, their most productive era. The collection includes "What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am?)," "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy," and a few late-'60s songs by Joe South. This is decent, somewhat retro-flavored (even for the time) soul with heavy pop and doo wop influences, sounding at times like a very unschooled variation of the early Impressions. Unfortunately, this doesn't include their early-'60s hit "Untie Me," which was recorded before the group joined ABC-Paramount.
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AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger