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

Found 710 tracks

Gentle rag featuring acoustic guitar and dobro. A version without the dobro is also available. Nice country / bluegrass / folk / americana track. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 81 BPM]

Swampy and joyful this banjo-based track is upbeat and has an early Southern country touch. The resonant banjo integrates the melody and harmony, and is accentuated by acoustic guitar and brushed drums. Excellent for rural drama and comedies, cooking and travel shows. Southern / Joyful / Country. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 104 BPM]

A cheeky and charming little French number. Available in a vocal version (retro French chic style, male/female duet) and an instrumental version, this light hearted waltz has a quintessentially French style and sound. [Tempo: Medium / 180 BPM]

A big band jazz arrangement with lots of energy and a strong theme. Solos on piano and guitar. Cheeky and cheerful with a big sound. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 189 BPM]

A very slow solo piano track, played live on an old upright piano with a nostalgic, aged sound. Melancholic but comforting, easy and relaxed. Introspective / Reflective / Dreamy.

[Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 54 BPM]

An inspirational and soaring soundtrack of glory and drama. Staccato strings and orchestra with a dramatic, regal, valiant feel. The epic main part has a mixed choir. (Also available without the choir). [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

Acoustic guitar, piano and ethereal pads. Textural, reflective, dreamy, melancholic and fragile. Available with or without 'oooh' type vocal. Good for film / drama, nature and poignant footage. Beautiful and sad. The piano part is performed on an old upright piano for a nice and nostalgic sound. [Tempo: Slow / 70 BPM]

Frederic Chopin, Mazurka B minor, Op. 33 No. 4. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

Sentimental, easy-swinging, small combo jazz. Guitar, piano, brush drums, and male vocalist. Nostalgic melody and lyric about remembering a long lost love from youth. Medium slow tempo. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Slow / 102 BPM]

A powerful song that deals with a significant story about a sister. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 80 BPM]

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Major, RV 293 (aka Autumn from the Four Seasons). Movement 2: Adagio Molto. Full orchestra recording, performed and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Steady and dynamic, this country-blues inspired track is persistent and grooving. It could easily seem to be pushing onward through hardship. A single, steel-string acoustic guitar performance was captured with a lively mix of percussion and simple drums. This is an excellent fit for rural “Americana” themes and lifestyle, kids/youth programming, comedy, cooking and DIY fix-it podcasts. Acoustic Country / Perseverance / Steady. [Tempo: Fast / 199 BPM]

Light, fun, and easy, this 'happy' blues track is bouncy and exudes an authentic rural feel. Its brushed drums and acoustic guitar create a great shuffle that the resonator guitar plays on. Slide is used on the resonator guitar for that swampy tone. Great for comedies, rural dramas, 'country' travel and cooking shows. Happy / Hopeful / Rural / Blues. [Tempo: Medium / 132 BPM]

This sweet and warm ballad recorded live with grand piano, acoustic guitars, violin and cello with pad added. Nice, sentimental song with feel of intimacy and hope. Various versions available to create complete soundtrack out of this composition. Good for romantic movies, wedding videos, travel television and other projects. [Tempo: Slow / 70 BPM]

Upbeat and fun country hoedown. Very traditional americana sound with all acoustic instruments including acoustic guitar, upright bass and fiddle. Happy and moderately excited. Great for vintage / historical footage as well as country living, country fun, outdoor activities, fishing, hiking etc. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 120 BPM]

Frederic Chopin Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1. Performed and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing by K. Funaric. [Tempo: Slow]

This New-Orleans inspired, groove-heavy track is in-the-pocket, confident and loose. Slide guitar rides over a catchy rhythm section of piano, acoustic bass, claps and drums. Superb for themes of fun, friendships, family, travel and cooking. Confident / Loose/ On Point. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 76 BPM]

Vibrant, modern and offbeat, this track is the perfect backdrop for a puzzling, yet fun scene or sequence. With a strong theme, this soundscape is suitable for broad comedy, parodies of action movies and suspense, and also for light action. Great for family-friendly shows and movies. [Tempo: Medium / 168 BPM]

Slow, thoughtful, beautiful, spacious, cinematic, serene, dreamy and atmospheric. Piano and strings piece with regal power and an air of melancholy or tragedy. Would suit romantic / period drama / historical / documentary type projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 90 BPM]

An organic acoustic guitar and organ vibe with harmonica. Ambient, Americana feel. Dark, mysterious, longing. [Tempo: Slow / 80 BPM]

This track feels like you are in an off the cuff, backwoods, American jam session. Folksy acoustic guitar plays the main part, with slide electric guitar and far-away vocals speckled in, and steady claps and kick drum. Perfect for comedy, drama, real-life rural themes, cooking and travel. Raw / In The Pocket / Rural. Available with or without the vocal shouts. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 117 BPM]

A witty, bouncy uptempo orchestral overture with twittering flutes, brassy horns and pizzicato cellos. A variety of happy and sad cues make it highly suitable for use with a humorous commercial/infomercial narrative. Reminiscent of post war comedies and Aardman Animation. Or the post irony of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Danny Elfman style film scores. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 119 BPM]

High energy electric violin/fiddle instrumental. Country Rock, Irish Rock, Fusion. [Tempo: Fast / 125 BPM]

Swampy with that down home relaxing quality, this early blues inspired track is easy, loose and playful. With fingerstyle acoustic guitar, slide resonator guitar and harmonica this sparse arrangement is a great underscore to strike a burden-free rural/country flavor into comedies, dramas, lifestyle, cooking, tutorials and voiceovers. Playful / Early Blues / Swampy. [Tempo: Medium / 87 BPM]

An acoustic country / folk / bluegrass track featuring acoustic guitar and acoustic bass. Up-tempo, fun and charming with a real down home country feel. Good for country life, hiking and outdoors, simple pleasures, historical productions and more. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 100 BPM]

Cool, Chill out, Lounge jazz music track. Brass play cool backgrounds and trombone play chill melodies. Groovy and positive with jazzy piano solo this music will be nice for background music and other fun, joyful situations. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

Country / bluegrass track featuring acoustic guitars, upright bass and later on, country fiddle / violin. Up-tempo, bright and fun. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 125 BPM]

Loose and quirky hip, this bluesy electric guitar based track easily conveys flow, drive and keeping it all together. Its funky guitar melody has a touch of jazz and overdrive, set between light drums and walking bass. Great for comedy, oddball dramas, acts of randomness and urban themes. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 167 BPM]

A supremely tasty, classy, lush and delicate classic jazz track. Smooth as velvet, featuring all live instruments and orchestra, and a female vocal towards the end of the track. Classic big band jazz ensemble with orchestra. Stick around to hear the short vocal part around the 3 minute mark - it'll be worth it. [Tempo: Slow / 83 BPM]

Inner city, stylish, mournful retro crime thriller track. Atmospheric, a bit mystery, influenced by Film Noir.... Fretless bass, electric piano, pads, effects and sparse conga. [Tempo: Slow / 72 BPM]

A fun, boot-slappin', hoe-down country / bluegrass track with uptempo acoustic guitars and banjo, with an upright bass joining in later. Country fun! [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 120 BPM]

Jovial and friendly, this timeless country track feels like the soundtrack to a lively barn dance. While fiddles, banjo and accordion have fun on this track’s cheery melody, it’s the home-spun rhythm section – of acoustic guitar, bass, drums and percussion – that really shines, pulling that real “country” feel together. This is a great fit for rural/country themes and settings for dramas, lifestyle shows, comedies and tutorials. Jovial / Country / Barn Dance. [Tempo: Fast / 169 BPM]

Cool jazz, acoustic and live. Cheeky main melody line, interspersed with jazzy solos. Piano, jazz flute, upright bass, swingtime jazz rhythm. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 135 BPM]

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Upbeat and friendly, this bluegrass track is easy and light with a touch of crazy. Its Americana country flavor is a balancing act between the affable and the comedic. The banjo melody is helped out rhythmically by an acoustic guitar and a simple, steady kick drum. Ideal for Americana flavored comedies, travel and cooking shows. Affable / Banjo / Comedy. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

Full of 'Joie de vivre' this accordion and mandolin led piece is a bright, filmic, retro sounding waltzer conjuring up visions of traditional European city streets, mountains, lakes, fairgrounds, carousels, flowers and festivals. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 62 BPM]

Real and rowdy – and full of good times – this Cajun track inspires you to dance, enjoy and be merry. With accordions and fiddle producing melody and harmonies, it’s the rhythm of acoustic guitar, banjo, bass, claps, tambourine, vocal hollers and drums that makes you want to move. This is an excellent fit for family and friend moments in dramas or comedies, also great for web tutorials, children’s shows and cooking / travel themes. [Tempo: Fast / 175 BPM]

Celestial, pompous and chamber track, featuring strings, woodwinds, harp and bells. Optimistic feel, non-aggressive sound and playful orchestra makes this track suitable for many types of film, media, games, presentations, advertising and more. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 90 BPM]

A very sad and yet relaxing tune. Strings wash over you in a mood full of loss and lament. Above the strings a piano tells it's story in a simple and meloncholy melody. In the chorus the string section swells up and overflows like an inevitable tide of sorrow. The ending brings in the elements of the orchestra almost one by one until the final call. Would suit a tragic drama or romantic film project. Contains strings and piano. [Tempo: Slow / 64 BPM]

A musical depiction of nature. Pastoral and peaceful, dynamic and rich in variety. Modest, optimistic and colourful. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 90 BPM]

Mid-tempo, relaxing mood with a bit of sentimental melody outlined by piano and violin. Performed by retro-styled swinging jazz combo could be placed anywhere between 20's and 50's of the twentieth century. This performance is influenced by classical or european "restaurant music" mixed with mainstream american jazz music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 91 BPM]

Jazz piano with a sweet, lyrical melody accompanied by walking bass and swinging drums. Classy and romantic with that classic cool jazz vibe. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 140 BPM]

A subtle, understated, yet glorious / glorifying and heroic track. Symphony orchestra, dark percussion and choir. A sense of sacrifice, sadness, sorrow, combined with eternal glory, undying love and praise. Somewhat ritual or religious feeling, like a hymn. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 100 BPM]

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Keyboard Sonata in B minor, H.245, III. Rondo espressivo. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow]

(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, Fast / 115 BPM]

A light and pleasant, acoustic jazz lounge track. Jazz piano, upright bass, jazzy drums. Happy / Relaxed / Easy-going. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 120 BPM]

Medium slow swinging vocal jazz with a retro lounge feeling. Cocktails, cigarettes, and the blues. Male vocalists croons and changes his mind; are our love problems your fault or mine? Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Slow / 82 BPM]

Raw, rootsy, and loose, this acoustic 12-string guitar track carries the spirit of traditional delta blues. Slide is used other the guitar giving it a rough and proud sound, backed up by sparse drums and harmonic drones. This track is great for rural, relational dramas comedies, and reality shows. Also, it is a great fit for a show’s theme. Slide / 12-string Guitar / Delta Blues. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

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