What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)

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"What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)"
Single by The Tams
from the album Presenting The Tams
B-side"Laugh It Off"
Released1964 (1964)
Format7"
Recorded1963
GenreR&B
LabelABC-Paramount
Songwriter(s)Ray Whitley
The Tams singles chronology
"Silly Little Girl"
(1964)
"What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)"
(1964)
"It's All Right (You're Just In Love)"
(1964)
"What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)"
Single by Bill Deal and the Rhondels
B-side"Are You Ready For This?"
Released1969 (1969)
Recorded1968
GenreBubblegum pop, southern soul
LabelHeritage
Songwriter(s)Ray Whitley
Producer(s)Jerry Ross
Bill Deal and the Rhondels singles chronology
"May I"
(1968)
"What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)"
(1969)
"I've Been Hurt"
(1969)

"What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)" is a 1964 single written by Ray Whitley and recorded by The Tams. The single was their most successful release on both the United States R&B and pop charts. "What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)" went to number one on the Cash Box R&B chart and peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] this track was one of the many hit records recorded at Rick Hall's FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Musicians on this track included Norbert Putman on bass, Jerry Carrigan on drums, David Briggs on piano, and Terry Thompson and Earl "Peanut" Montgomery on guitar.

The song was covered by Bill Deal and the Rhondels in 1969, and peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. Del Shannon covered this song on his posthumously-released album Rock On!.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 566.