elcome to Nat. Brut's A/V Corner, where your editors pluck bits of sound and film from public domain archives! For this issue, we've paired Tony Sarg's 1921 animated film The First Circus with 3 ragtime tracks from the early twentieth century. The animated film is silent, so we've provided plenty of soundtrack material to go along with it!
Parham-Pickett Apollo Syncopators - Alexander Where's that Band (1926)
Bix Beiderbecke & The Bucktown Five - Hot Mittens (1924)
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - Kater St. Rag (ca. 1930)
Tony Sarg (b. 1880, d. 1942) was a German-American puppeteer and illustrator. Sarg is known as the father of modern puppetry.