On this day in music history: June 13, 1981 - “Give It To Me Baby” by Rick James hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 5 weeks, topping the Club Play chart for 3 weeks on July 25th, also peaking at #40 on the Hot 100 on July 18th. Written and produced by Rick James, it is the first single from James’ landmark album “Street Songs”. Inspired after a night of heavy partying, James will sit down at the piano and write it in short order. The track is recorded at The Record Plant in Sausalito, CA in December of 1980, with the lead vocal being completed in only two or three takes. “Give It To Me Baby” will be the second of four R&B chart toppers for the “King Of Punk Funk”.