The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (3)

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (3)


norman lebrecht

March 20, 2020

I heard Joan Baez sing this at the lowest point in my life, and it helped.



  • Sharon says:

    You know, of course, that We Shall Overcome was the anthem of the US civil rights movement in the sixties.

    Now the song is occasionally used by people in the anti abortion movement. They believe that fetuses are people and that therefore their anti abortion protest, which they call the right-to-life movement, is a civil rights movement. I very strongly agree

  • MusicBear88 says:

    My mother sat next to her at a protest in Berkeley, California in 1964, said that she was the sweetest woman. I love her Bachianas Brasileiras, too.

  • David says:

    Thank-you for posting. Beautiful.

  • stanley cohen says:

    Or try her ‘Gracias a la Vida’

  • דליה שחורי says:

    Nice. What a voice. Comforting.

  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    You have just made me cry! Thankyou!

  • William Whiteley says:

    Thanks Norman for the uplifting message of the song. Thought this might be the place to mention someone else you have introduced people to in the past: the French singer Barbara. I was incredibly moved by the programme you made about her some years ago and have been her fan ever since. Others may find her too sombre, but for me such songs as ‘Nantes’, ‘Septembre’ and ‘Ma plus belle Amour’ offer a great message of love and resilience in troubled times.

  • Mike Schachter says:

    A great artist and a decent and honourable person. Opposed American involvement in Vietnam without lying about the Viet Cong. Unlike the vile Jane Fonda, to whom none of the first sentence applies.

  • Joel Stein says:

    For me, it’s Anthem by Leonard Cohen.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Very nice to hear this at this time. Thanks, Norman, and especially…. THANKS, JOAN!!