Born in Detroit Michigan, when the American public was recovering from the infamous stock market demise. Donald found out he could sing with the Jr.choir at St. Stephens A.M.E. Church and joined a group called the Canary's. The majority of the group was made up of the brothers of the late great group "The Diablos" While at Chadsey High School in Detroit, Donald helped form the fabulous, "Five Pearls" who were named after Donalds Mother Mrs. Pearl Hart. After performing at the Appollo theatre the Five Pearls were signed to record for Alladin Records.
Donald joined the U.S. Air Force and keeping his voice in tune, performed around the world with many other vocal groups.
After working for Uncle Sam , Donald came back to Detroit and signed with the Lupine Record Company and recorded his rendition of "The Return of Stagger Lee", and was successful in the '60's. The sixties also brought about his new group called "The Society Train" which hit the top "20's" in R&B with a tune called "Slowly but Surely".
The "70's" brought forth one of his favourite groups to perform with, "The Tree City Transit Authority". The 80's and "90's were filled with performances with the great "Latin Counts", the "Valadiers", and the "Royal Joker's.
The new Millennium, and Donald has focused his multiple talents on the Gold record recording group "The Shades of Blue". The future's looking good and it's good to be back on the road performing better than ever.