Cedric Wallace

Cedric Wallace (August 3, 1909 in Miami, Florida – August 19, 1985 in New York City) was an American jazz double-bassist.

Wallace moved to New York City in the 1930s, where he played in a band led by Reggie Johnson at the Saratoga Club. Later in the decade he worked with Jimmie Lunceford before joining Fats Waller's band from 1938-1942, the association for which he is best known. Wallace played with Waller at the peak of his popularity and plays on many of his biggest hits. He also recorded with Una Mae Carlisle, Maxine Sullivan, Champion Jack Dupree, Pat Flowers, Gene Sedric, and Dean Martin. He led his own ensemble in New York in the 1940s which featured Eddie Gibbs on bass for a time, and continued to perform into the 1970s.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 3rd, 1909 (Miami), Died August 19th, 1985

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-022432 10-in. 4/12/1938 Skrontch Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027289 10-in. 10/13/1938 Two sleepy people Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027290 10-in. 10/13/1938 Shame! Shame! (Everybody knows your name) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027291 10-in. 10/13/1938 I'll never forgive myself (For not forgiving you) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027292 10-in. 10/13/1938 You look good to me Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027293 10-in. 10/13/1938 Tell me with your kisses Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027294 10-in. 10/13/1938 Yacht club swing Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030363 10-in. 12/7/1938 Love, I'd give my life for you Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030364 10-in. 12/7/1938 I wish I had you Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030365 10-in. 12/7/1938 I'll dance at your wedding Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030366 10-in. 12/7/1938 Imagine my surprise Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030367 10-in. 12/7/1938 I won't believe it (Till I hear it from you) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030368 10-in. 12/7/1938 The spider and the fly Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030369 10-in. 12/7/1938 Patty cake, patty cake (Baker man) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031530 10-in. 1/19/1939 A good man is hard to find Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031531 10-in. 1/19/1939 You out-smarted yourself Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031532 10-in. 1/19/1939 Last night a miracle happened Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031533 10-in. 1/19/1939 Good for nothin' but love Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031534 10-in. 1/19/1939 Hold tight (Want some sea food mama) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031535 10-in. 1/19/1939 Kiss me with your eyes Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-032942 10-in. 3/9/1939 You asked for it—you got it Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-032943 10-in. 3/9/1939 Some rainy day Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-032944 10-in. 3/9/1939 'Tain't what you do (It's the way that cha do it) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-032945 10-in. 3/9/1939 Got no time Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-032946 10-in. 3/9/1939 Step up and shake my hand Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wallace, Cedric," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100722.

Wallace, Cedric. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100722.

"Wallace, Cedric." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

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