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Suggested Production Type: Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's

Found 674 tracks

Happy-go-lucky Swing with clarinet, piano, vibraphone, bass and drums. Vintage, elegant and playful ready to take you back to more innocent times. [Tempo: Medium / 140 BPM]

Classic, retro jazz band sound, with a bluesy, downtrodden feel. Influenced by Prohibition era USA, approx. 1920-1940's. Authentic, historical jazz sound, with drums, piano, bass and straight and muted trumpets. Slow swingtime jazz-blues. [Tempo: Slow / 95 BPM]

Classic, retro jazz band. Stomping swing jazz tune, with drums, piano, bass and trumpets. Live and authentic, with a sound similar to Prohibition era USA, ca 1920-1940's. Lively, bouncy and raunchy, like a party in an old Speakeasy. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 175 BPM]

Retro jazz / classic jazz - blues sound with drums, piano, bass and trumpet. The sound of Prohibition era USA, period approx. 1920-1940's. Lively and fun, will get you tapping your toes. Live and authentic. [Tempo: Medium / 125 BPM]

A very lively and upbeat Old Style / Retro / Historical jazz track, with double-time drums, bass, piano and trumpet. Authentic Prohibition era USA, ca. 1920-1940's. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 115 BPM]

Old-time jazz / retro jazz with influences from the Prohibition era USA, 1920's - 1940's and with an easy-going, romantic feel. Hot Club of France style guitar strumming, drums, piano, with trumpet lead. Also available in an underscore version. Authentic jazz of the first half of the 20th century. [Tempo: Slow / 95 BPM]

Impressionistic solo piano piece; neo classical. Eventful, confused, busy, varying moods. For films / cultural / special interest. Also good for historical / retro project; can be silent movie soundtrack. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

Retro-sounding solo piano blues, with a dry club ambience, this track could be used as both source sound and underscore. It’s a bit melancholy, a bit drunk, a bit lonely, and a tiny bit comic. Short, sweet and versatile. Good for daytime drama, historical drama, parody and spoof. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 72 BPM]

1930's style acoustic jazz. This is an irresistable piece of pretty accurate periodic jazz, popular in the 1930's. Very useful for historical, documentary, or just any cooky, original, feelgood material, fashion etc. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 116 BPM]

(Please note that Gershwin's compositions are public domain in the EU, but not in the USA. To use this music from within the USA, you need additional licensing from the rights holders. For more information search Wikipedia or Harry Fox Agency). [Tempo: Slow / 94 BPM]

A slowly swaying waltz track with a deliberately imperfect female vocal line, vocalizing the main melody. The laidback, up-close and personal vocal style gives the track a genuine, homely and very intimate mood. It's a bit quirky, a bit retro, a bit skewed, bittersweet, left-field and very warm and charming - like the last dance, after everybody else has left. [Tempo: Slow / 61 BPM]

Slow and tender Jazz trio with a bluesy feel. Heartening and warm, with piano, upright bass and brush drums. Performed and recorded live in studio. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 108 BPM]

(Please note that Gershwin's compositions are public domain in the EU, but not in the USA. To use this music from within the USA, you need additional licensing from the rights holders. For more information search Wikipedia or Harry Fox Agency). [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

A cool, laidback and funky acoustic jazz lounge track. Jazz piano, upright bass, jazzy drums. Chilled / Relaxed / Easy-going. [Tempo: Medium / 125 BPM]

Blues piano track, very sensual and hopeful with slow tempo and intimate atmosphere. Soft, sweet, warm music. [Tempo: Slow]

Retro-styled piano track with wistful melody and historical feel. Sentimental and nostalgic. Also available with subtle vinyl crackle to add a certain old feeling to the song. Good for history, documentary, reminescence. [Tempo: Medium / 70 BPM]

A sorrowful, but also comforting piece that starts out with piano, with orchestral strings entering later. A sense of loss, perhaps a bygone era. Very poignant, touching, intricate. Good for drama, personal stories, history and historical documentaries, etc. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Piano-led old swing. Blues / jazz / retro / vintage jazz swing. [Tempo: Medium / 130 BPM]

Happy piano music, swinging and joyful. Suitable for positive projects. Easy listening, acoustic, instrumental, jazzy and light. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

Bluesy dark piano jazz in minor key with acoustic bass and brush drums. Feelings of solitude, isolation, and despair, but within a jazz context. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 86 BPM]

Gypsy Jazz / Hot Club of France style, acoustic jazz in the style of D'jango etc. Vintage / historical jazz with a happy, playful mood. Acoustic guitars, upright bass, violin / fiddle. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 90 BPM]

A mellow, easy-going and tasteful jazz piano track. Lounge piano / Solo piano. Suitable for dinner parties, romantic scenes, reflection, love, memories etc. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

An authentic sounding 1940's or early 1950's style film score. Emotional, sincere. The track takes a turn with clarinet and a more historical sound at about 1 minute in. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 72 BPM]

Downtrodden guitar blues with a retro / historical feel. Classic blues / historical blues sound. Acoustic guitar, Dobro, Slide guitar / steel guitar, later joined by subtle Hammond organ. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 78 BPM]

Classic, doom-laden blues with attitude. Historical sounding, authentic / genuine blues guitar from a bygone era. Think 'O Brother Where Art Thou'; history / retro, perhaps New Orleans / Southern / probibition era, depression era, or older. Dobro / Blues guitars. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 65 BPM]

A subtle acoustic lounge jazz track featuring marimba, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, percussion, and a catchy melody. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 85 BPM]

a 1940's era swing track that cooks, dances, throws, and jumps. Fun, cheerful, upbeat entertainment right from the first bar. Amazing drumming throughout. [Tempo: Fast / 222 BPM]

(Please note that Gershwin's compositions are public domain in the EU, but not in the USA. To use this music from within the USA, you need additional licensing from the rights holders. For more information search Wikipedia or Harry Fox Agency). [Tempo: Medium / 95 BPM]

A slow and dramatic hybrid orchestral track that brings to mind struggle, confrontation, battles, war and the fallen soldiers. Reflecting and dwelling on past events. Heavy drums, electronic elements, pulsating strings and slow somber brass. [Tempo: Slow / 108 BPM]

A light and pleasant, acoustic jazz lounge track. Jazz piano, upright bass, jazzy drums. Happy / Relaxed / Easy-going. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 90 BPM]

A historical, retro big band, classic dance hall track. Showtime type music from the 1920-1950 era USA. Romantic and lyrical string section with brass section, acoustic guitar, jazz drums, acoustic bass, piano and some trumpet and violin soloing. Good for historical / period films, retro productions of the 1920's, 1930's, 1940's or 1950's. [Tempo: Medium / 114 BPM]

Western swing. Steel guitar & fiddle over guitar, bass & drums. Fun retro style. [Tempo: Fast / 230 BPM]

Up-tempo, big band arrangement, with strong, remarkable wind-section theme, and a build up to a more straightforward second half, this track has a midsection drum solo that gives it an edge. Suitable for productions that require an uplifting, traditional, and recognizable soundscape. [Tempo: Fast / 196 BPM]

Slow, simmering, smokey Jazz perfect for vintage film noir moods, romance, nostalgia and relaxation. Features Trumpet, Piano, Upright Bass and Drums. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 55 BPM]

A stylish and cool jazz tune in 3/4 time that resembles the 1950's and 1960s era of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Dave Brubeck. The track features a cool trumpet melody line and harmonic accompaniment from the sax and trombone. The song has a reflective and pleasant vibe throughout. Ideal for elegant film, TV, and advertising underscores. [Tempo: Medium / 190 BPM]

a 1940's era swing track that cooks, dances, throws, and jumps. Fun, cheerful, upbeat entertainment right from the first bar. Amazing drumming throughout. [Tempo: Fast / 220 BPM]

A light and feelgood French accordeon waltz. Swaying, care free and deliciously melodic. Goes well with anything quintessentially France, Paris etc. Joyful and elegant - genuinely captures the spirit of France. [Tempo: Medium / 213 BPM]

A mellow, easy-going and tasteful jazz piano track. Lounge piano / Solo piano. Suitable for dinner parties, romantic scenes, reflection, love, memories etc. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Peaceful piano dreaming melody in 6/8. Emotional, reflective. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 110 BPM]

Backwoods, swampy and relaxed are ideas easily conjured in this banjo-based track. This lonesome-sounding piece is a single banjo accompanied by a kick drum: simple and uncluttered. This is splendid for travel shows about the American South, comedies and dramatic introspective themes. Simple / Banjo / Uncluttered. [Tempo: Medium / 89 BPM]

Piano and upright bass playing a bluesy duo tune in 3/4 rhythm. Improvised, acoustic, instrumental, this light music track has warm sound and will be nice for background music. [Tempo: Slow / 75 BPM]

Fast action, car chases, and Prohibition are quickly conveyed in this period piece. Muted horns and clarinets blow a syncopated, swinging – quintessentially ‘20s – melody against tuba and brushed drums. Perfect for Prohibition themes, comedy, dramedy, and nutty-crazy themes. Dangerous / Sleek / Early Jazz. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 180 BPM]

A touch of 'Greece'. Music piece with piano and soft guitar sounds with a catchy melody. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 152 BPM]

A reflective, emotive and tasteful rendition of the classic Irish folk tune, arranged for piano and violin. Danny Boy is one of the most famous and most loved piece of music in history. With its origin in Irish folk lore, this track is today used in many settings such as St. Paddy's Day, wedding ceremonies, films / movies and more. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by F Hegedus. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 100 BPM]

Silky soft, smooth jazz. Flirtatious, delicate, warm and fuzzy. Acoustic piano, soft electric jazz guitar and acoustic jazz drums softly played with brush sticks. Slow and gentle. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 100 BPM]

Wistful Americana ballad, with lap steel guitar and acoustic guitars. Pretty / Dreamy / Caring. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 108 BPM]

A French or European style accordeon waltz with a slightly hellish feel, this track will go well with anything France, Gypsy, or traditional Europe. It has a subtle undertone of humor, with a tuba solo some way in. Will work for travel and culture, as well as for comedy and productions needing a unique touch. [Tempo: Medium / 197 BPM]

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