#FlashbackFriday is ALWAYS a constant mood because it reminds of those REALLY good times in life. I tend to equate my good times in life to great music, more specifically 90’s music.
CeCe Peniston was one of those women that held it down for dance music in the early 90’s, effectively and efficiently able to cross the lines of R&B and pop without even trying. Her stop at the City Winery Washington, D.C. this past Friday, was a dose of what we really needed. Like many, we recently watched her knockout performance on Black Girls Rock and were blown away that after all of these years, she’s still got IT!
That IT factor showed through from the minute that she parted her lips to sing the first note of the night. We all became fans of Ms. Peniston originally because she had a power house voice, something that is seriously lacking in today’s musical climate, but she found the magic potion which allowed her to preserve that gift. Backed by a band of six musicians, two background vocalists and a DJ who helped bring all of the hits to life, CeCe filled the setlist with songs that moved a generation, including “We Got A Love Thang“, “Keep On Walkin’“, “Inside That I Cried”, and “I’m Not Over You”.
With her being one of the queens of house music, she even had a house music dance break for the fans to get totally lost in the rhythm. This dance break was a perfect segue into her biggest, and last hit of the night “Finally“. For those of you who have the chance to go see CeCe Peniston in concert when she’s in your area, go ahead and buy those tickets and be ready for a feel good 90’s house party.