Stuart Scharf (1941 – November 8, 2007) was an [[United States|American]] [[composer]], [[guitarist]], and [[record producer]].ref
Scharf grew up in Crown Heights and attended Winthrop Junior High School. He was good friends with guitarist [[Jay Berliner]] who was a serious influence on his musical career. In the early 1960s, Scharf was lead guitarist for folk-singer Leon Bibb. He also worked with arranger Walter Raim and folk-singer [[Judy Collins]] as well as bassist , ([[Spike Lee]]'s father). For several years he was partners with Martin Gersten, chief engineer of WNCN, in a recording studio at 18 Jones Street in Greenwich Village. They shared this space with [[Skip Weshner]], a noted folk music broadcaster of the time.
Scharf was a prolific studio musician in [[New York City]] in the 1960s, playing guitar with such artists as Chad Mitchell, Janis Ian, Al Kooper, and [[Carly Simon]]. He also had a producing partnership with [[Bob Dorough]] for many years, and together they produced classic albums by [[Spanky and Our Gang]]. Scharf was also the composer of Spanky and Our Gang's hit [[Like to Get to Know You]]. In 1980, he moved to [[Hamilton Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania]], where he continued his recording business.