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.
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)