Skip Scarborough

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Skip Scarborough
Birth nameClarence Alexander Scarborough
Born(1944-11-26)November 26, 1944
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
OriginBaton Rouge, Louisiana
DiedJuly 3, 2003(2003-07-03) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresR&B, Funk, soul, disco
Occupation(s)Songwriter, arranger, record producer
Instrument(s)Piano, keyboards
Years active1960s – 2003

Clarence Alexander "Skip" Scarborough (November 26, 1944 – July 3, 2003) was an American songwriter, best known for romantic ballads.


Scarborough was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He lived in Los Angeles most of his life. He died of cancer July 3, 2003 in Los Angeles.

A prolific songwriter, Scarborough wrote songs performed by L.T.D., Anita Baker and Earth, Wind & Fire. He co-wrote "Giving You the Best That I Got", which won a Grammy Award in 1988 for Best R&B Song.[1]

Scarborough was a cousin of fellow songwriter and producer Gary Taylor.[2]



  1. ^ Hogan, Ed. "Skip Scarborough". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
  2. ^ "Meet Gary Taylor of Morning Crew Music". VoyageLA. Retrieved 2019-02-03.

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