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The New Yorker says it’s long and tedious, the San Francisco Chronicle is beside itself with boosterish “Look it’s San Francisco on the TeeVee” stories so it’s hard to tell how good documentary maker Ken Burns’ The War, which starts airing Sunday on PBS, will be.

Burns’ blockbuster documentary, The Civil War was notable for one fine contribution: The use of little-heard, often obscure regional music that set a mood and tone and did much to capture the era the film portrayed. So today’s HotSpot are streams for two songs that should jazz up this documentary, Count Basie’s “Basie Boogie” and his “How Long Blues“.

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