Joan Armatrading is good for the heart.

Joan Armatrading.

I think I was lucky enough to be 17 or 18 when I learned about her. Not till I was in my late 20's could I begin to feel the depth of emotion in her music. The songs below have never lost their healing powers for me. 

For those that need buoying up:

Down to Zero
Love and Affection
Tall in the Saddle
Whatever's for us
Woncha Come on Home