b. Phillip Levi Hurtt, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Phil Hurtt hails from Philadelphia.
He established himself in the early 70's as one of the Young Professionals.
They were a group of talented songwriters and producers on the Philadelphia R & B scene.
Phil grew up in Philadelphia, and at the age of 12, he began singing with his brother Al and his cousin Sarah Williams in New York, in Harlem.
After Sarah decided to start a family, Phil signed to King Records, releasing his first single at the age of 15 ('Frankenstein's Party').
He then went into the services, serving in the Air Force.
On leaving the services, Phil returned to Philadelphia, and decided to concentrate on a songwriting career.
In 1972, he was signed to Atlantic Records as a writer and producer.
He also co-produced 'The Weathermen' and 'Mama Never Told Me', the first two singles for Sister Sledge that year.
As a recording artist he signed briefly with Fantasy in 1978, his single release 'Giving It Back' being a popular soul / dance record that year and a U.K. Top 40 hit.
He was also involved in the Hi Gloss album for Prelude, for which he co-wrote all of the songs.
In 2007, Phil became involved in a project involving Soul Artists from Detroit and Philadelphia, entitled 'A Soulful Tale Of Two Cities'.
Giving It Back (Fantasy Records 1978)
P H Factor (Fantasy Records 1979)