By Camm Ashford
On last Saturday, WPTP 100.1 FM hosted a Record Signing and Release Party for Chattanooga R&B artist Jimmy Allgood and his new EP, “It’s Allgood.”
Allgood announced his contract with Fever International Music Group during the event; and District 7 City Councilwoman Raquetta Dotley presented a proclamation from Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly declaring March 26, 2022 as “Jimmy Allgood Day.”
“I’m bringing it home, baby,” Allgood said. “We’re making history right here in Chattanooga.”
Allgood’s producer is Ronnie King and has worked with Snoop Dog, 2 Pac, Mariah Carey, The Offspring, NOFX and Pepper–among others.
“I’m very excited, because it’s going to be worldwide. We’ve been waiting for this moment right here. It’s a blessing and it’s an honor,” Allgood said of his hit single “Moving On.”
This notable occasion and reception took place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 701 Hooker Road with a host of Allgood’s family, friends, and dignitaries in attendance. The reception was catered by Herman’s Soul Food Restaurant.
At the conclusion of the event, Allgood and local R&B songstress Denise Dave took to the stage for a short concert.
In 1994, Ray’s Records released “One Eye Watching,” which debuted with a promotional video on BET, making Allgood one of the first African American artists from Chattanooga to land a music video on the station. The video played for 79 consecutive days, gaining Allgood national attention. He then came out with the remake of “Sara Smile,” originally sung by pop duo Daryl Hall and John Oats.
Allgood has performed at Chattanooga’s Riverbend festival and was recognized by the city of Chattanooga and former mayor Andy Berke for “putting in hard work with his craft and being a positive influence.” His framed and signed photo is showcased alongside many other celebrities and stars on a “wall of fame” at the highly acclaimed City Cafe in downtown Chattanooga.
“We are always proud when Black Chattanooga natives make it big,” said Dr. Elenora Woods, WPTP 100.1 FM founder and president.
Allgood credited his success to hard work, determination, and a strong belief in God, and thanked his family, as well as his many hometown fans and supporters.
“I want to give thanks to my mother, father, management team and fans for believing in me and supporting me,” he said. “And a huge thank you is extended to WPTP 100.1 FM for spinning my music, showcasing me on their radio station and supporting me. It’s been a long road for me, and I appreciate everyone coming out to support this event. After more than 2-3 decades of putting work into the industry, it finally has paid off.”