Cedric Wallace's most notable association was with the pianist/vocalist Fats Waller; he frequently performed and recorded with Waller from 1938-1942, a time during which the pianist enjoyed his greatest popular success. Upon moving to New York in the early '30s, Wallace worked with a certain Reggie Johnson at the Saratoga Club and played with bandleader Jimmie Lunceford. During and after his time with Waller, Wallace played and recorded with singers Una Mae Carlisle and Maxine Sullivan, the R&B musician Champion Jack Dupree, pianist Pat Flowers, and saxophonist Gene Sedric, among others. Wallace also led his own groups around New York in the '40s. He remained musically active into the '70s.
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