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Phil Hurtt

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.

One of Phil's biggest songwriting successes was 'I'll Be Around' which he co-wrote with Thom Bell in 1973, a classic soul recording for the Detroit Spinners and later a U.K. hit for Terri Wells.

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At the same time he began working closely with Bunny Sigler, an early co-production being a 1973 Atlantic album 'Sweet Charlie Babe' for Jackie Moore.

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.

Phil HurttSoulful Tale Of Two Cities

In 2007, Phil became involved in a project involving Soul Artists from Detroit and Philadelphia, entitled 'A Soulful Tale Of Two Cities'.

Phil Hurtt

Phil Hurtt

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Giving It Back (Fantasy Records 1978)

P H Factor (Fantasy Records 1979)

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