Phil Hurtt – Giving It Back – Fantasy


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Phil Hurtt 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 recording with Al as “The Swinging Phillies”, releasing his first single at the age of 15 “Frankenstein’s Party”. Phil 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. Thom Bell gave Phil his nickname ‘PH Factor’, and Phil then met Leroy Lovett and Gamble & Huff, with whom he began a working relationship with. In 1972, he was signed to Atlantic Records as a writer and producer, scoring his biggest songwriting success with The Detroit Spinners with “I’ll Be Around” in 1973. This solo disc from 1978 has light superficial wear, conservatively graded in VG++ condition