My Exit: Jason Scruton

Jason MyExit.jpgEvery Monday night our friends at WEXT do this thing called My Exit -- local listeners get to come into the station and program an hour of music. So we thought it'd be fun to find out a little bit about these people and why they picked the songs on their play list.

Here's tonight's person:

Jason Scruton is a technical writer by day, writer of political theory dissertation by night, and a constant coffee drinker, always.

Musical Taste:
Currently, my ears and everything else have been exploring the wonderful
world of funk. However, art-rock, experimental music, and semi-heavy metal
hold near and dear places in my heart.

Five Songs from Jason's Show:

The Yardbirds - Smokestack Lightning - at the BBC: Song shows where
Zeppelin's "How Many More Times" got its bass from, with some stellar Jeff
Beck guitar and Keith Relf on the mouth organ. The ominous bass beats of
Jim McCarty in the middle are just icing on the cake.

The Blues Project - I Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes - Anthology: Imagine
a grittier, more powerful, and sadder version of Ramsey Lewis Trio's "The
In Crowd" and you're close to this recording. The drumming is like an angry

Deep Purple - Lazy- In Concert: The might 'mk. 2' incarnation take the
blues from angry church organ to revival meeting to the blues-rock of the
1970s in this rather thrilling live rendition of a song that was on Machine
Head. Outtasite.

Fleetwood Mac - Like It This Way - Blues Jam in Chicago, vol. 2: Peter
Green and Danny Kirwan simply scorch their way through this boogie. If
anyone ever says, "Fleetwood Mac played the blues? Never!", I would easily
unleash this track on them.

Billy Joe Holloman - It's You For Me - Midwest Funk: 21 Rare and Unreleased
FUnk Cuts from the Midwest: Though this song gently waltzes in on a guitar passage, it soon becomes the epitome of groove."

You can hear Jason's My Exit show tonight at 8 at 97.7 or at Here's how to schedule your own My Exit show on WEXT.

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