The Vocaleers had one of the more unusual sounds of the early 1950s. While only one of their records made the national charts, they were consistent hit-makers in New York and other local areas.   The story of the Vocaleers goes back to 1952, when the Davega Sporting Goods chain was sponsoring softball teams (in order to sell equipment). One team that formed as a result of this marketing strategy was from around 142 Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem. Called the Crusaders, some of their members were: Alfred John "Joe Duncan" Martinez in left field, Herman Dunham next to him in center, and Melvin Walton pitching. These three, who were around 16 at the time, also liked to harmonize, and, with some other neighborhood friends, formed a group called the Rainbows. Said Joe, "We heard another group sing and we just didn't think they were that good."
  The Vocaleers had one of the more unusual sounds of the early 1950s. While only one of their records made the national charts, they were consistent hit-makers in New York and other local areas.   The story of the Vocaleers goes back to 1952, when the Davega Sporting Goods chain was sponsoring softball teams (in order to sell equipment). One team that formed as a result of this marketing strategy was from around 142 Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem. Called the Crusaders, some of their members were: Alfred John "Joe Duncan" Martinez in left field, Herman Dunham next to him in center, and Melvin Walton pitching. These three, who were around 16 at the time, also liked to harmonize, and, with some other neighborhood friends, formed a group called the Rainbows. Said Joe, "We heard another group sing and we just didn't think they were that good."
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