The Modulations

The Modulations

The Modulations were formed in and hail from Durham, North Carolina U.S.A. (Not to be confused with the Jacksonville, Florida based Modulations, which were a Gospel group led by Glenn Jones). Originally know as the Pimps, The Modulations were singing together by 1970 and consisted of Nick Allen, Jr., Larry Duncan, Henry Channelle, and Hoyal Saunders. After cutting a debut record for the Mozel label out of New York, the Modulations came under the management of local entrepreneur Henry Bates and landed a deal with national concern Buddah Records. The results were a string of singles and an album that achieved national success.
The Modulations recorded extensively with MFSB, the house band of the famed record label Philadelphia International. These sessions yielded an album in 1975 entitled It’s Rough Out Here, and several singles such as “Worth Your Weight in Gold.” Further recordings intended for a follow-up album were never commercially released.
The group reached the pinnacle of its career with an appearance on Don Cornelius’ popular TV show, Soul Train, in early 1976.


The Modulations Discography Tracks


The Modulations It's Rough Out Here (Album) Buddah Records, Buddah Records Canada 1975 Sell This Version
BDS 5638 H, 8320 The Modulations It's Rough Out Here(8-Trk, Album) Buddah Records, GRT BDS 5638 H, 8320 US 1975 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Modulations I'm Hopelessly In Love / What Good Am I (Single) Buddah Records US 1973 Sell This Version
09.06.003 The Modulations It's Rough Out Here(7", Single) Hormiga 09.06.003 Peru 1973 Sell This Version
The Modulations I Can't Fight Your Love / Your Love Has Me Locked Up (Single) Buddah Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
Modulations* Worth Your Weight In Gold / I'll Always Love You Buddah Records US 1975 Sell This Version
2011285 The Modulations Rough Out Here(7", Single) Buddah Records 2011285 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
CS-871 The Modulations I Can't Fight Your Love / Your Love Has Me Locked Up(7", Single) Buddah Records CS-871 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
MZ-101 The Modulations Of Durham, North Carolina* Who's Going To Lose(7") Mozel Records MZ-101 US Unknown Sell This Version


VICP-5430 The Modulations / Bobby Wilson The Modulations / Bobby Wilson - It's Rough Out Here / I'll Be Your Rainbow(Comp + CD, Album, RE, RM) Buddah Records VICP-5430 Japan 1994 Sell This Version

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