's ultra-smooth vocals earned him the nickname of "The Creamer." He enjoyed success in Detroit during the 1930s before forming a foursome known as the Downbeats
, which joined Bob Crosby
's band, the Bob-O-Links. Desmond
joined Gene Krupa
's band as a lead singer in 1941, later worked with Glenn Miller
's Air Force Band, and was known as "The G.I. Sinatra." He later was a featured member of Don McNeill's Breakfast Club
in Chicago and recorded for RCA, Coral, and MGM. He was also featured on '50s television staples Hit Parade and Face the Music.