Phil Hurtt – 1978 – Giving It Back
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An excellent LP of mellow modern soul cuts – put together by Phil Hurtt, one of the lesser stars on the late 70s Philly scene, but a strong singer and writer who deserved greater fame. The record’s got some great numbers – like the smooth sweet “Lovin“, plus the tracks “Where The Love Is“, “Lady Let Your Hair Down“, “Give Us What We Want“, and “Please Don’t Come Home“.
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.
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.