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

Found 712 tracks

Happy, good natured big band swing with male jazz vocalist. Singer vows to be a "class act" and gives a very detailed, descriptive list of things that he thinks will help him achieve that goal. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium / 122 BPM]

This country-inspired track easy evokes the sentiments of rural life, beautiful nature, and American history. Acoustic guitar interlaces sweetly with mountain dulcimer, slide guitar and a simple kick drum. This track would greatly enhance projects with nature/outdoor themes: dramas, lifestyle blogs, cooking and documentaries. Peaceful / Nature Evoking / Positive. [Tempo: Medium / 96 BPM]

Big, epic and inspirational track featuring full orchestra combined with piano. Bringing epic and achievement, pompous mood. Proud / Successful. [Tempo: Medium / 97 BPM]

Piano jazz trio, mid paced, happy. Easy, playful, light. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 115 BPM]

Alexander Siloti, Prelude in B minor (after Prelude in E minor, BWV 855a by J.S. Bach). Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow]

Modern vocal jazz tune with swing feel and classic piano, acoustic bass, drums backing. Smoldering full-voiced male vocalist croons lyrics that have cosmic, religious overtones about a laughing Buddha who gives peace, love, and transcendence. Fine jazz piano comping and solo work. Beautiful minor key harmonic structure that sends out a positive vibe. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 128 BPM]

Classic old school swing influenced by the likes of Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Upbeat, good times, cool and classy Jazz from a golden era. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 100 BPM]

Uptempo jazz guitar trio backs male vocalist. Energetic, fun, and cool. Humorous, poignant lyrics about what its like to be the boss and all of the roles that entails. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 155 BPM]

Downhome and lively, this early country track is easy on the ears and catchy. The track builds up nicely with acoustic guitar accompanying slide (resonator) guitar backed up with bass, accordion, and percussion. It’s a great fit for commercials, themes, dramas, documentaries, and country lifestyle shows. Downhome / Lively / Slide Playing. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 94 BPM]

A sweet and pleasant, old-style jazz track that harks back to historical New York or Europe, with a hint of Gypsy Jazz / Hot Club of France style, combined with a laid-back, breezy feel. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 110 BPM]

This banjo-based track is down-to-earth and swampy. Its blues and country influences give it an authentic range that can also touch into the comedic. The opened-back banjo is supported by acoustic rhythm guitar, and resonator slide guitar. Perfect for country “Americana” dramas and comedies, plus travel and cooking shows. Swampy / Banjo / Country. [Tempo: Medium / 119 BPM]

Uptempo big band swings hard behind Sinatra-esque vocalist. Clever lyrics built around the “green grass on the other side” clich. Lots of metaphors. A fun, bouncy tune. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 84 BPM]

A very upbeat, fun and cheeky accordeon track in Polka style. Can be France, Eastern Europe, Gypsy etc. A real traditional European party music. Playful and whimsical. Busy, a little bit rowdy, with fast accordeon parts. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 114 BPM]

Nice and smooth bossa nova, latin jazz, with a happy and joyful mood. Flute, acoustic guitars, electric piano, brush drums. [Tempo: Medium / 70 BPM]

Gentle and beautiful solo piano waltz in a classical romantic style. [Tempo: Slow]

A piano- and strings theme for film / drama / personal stories. Touching, hopeful, flowering, poignant. Good for storytelling, real lives, past times. Introspective / Reflective / Dignified. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

This unpolished, rootsy track is a single resonator guitar performance. It’s lively and sparse, conveying the authentic tone and some of the idiosyncratic whims of pre-rock Delta Blues. A good fit for dramas, comedies, children’s shows and travel/cooking programing. Rootsy / Resonator Guitar / Sparse. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 87 BPM]

Festive and lively, this Cajun track quickly draws the listener into a party of good feeling and energy. With accordions playing melody and chords, the track is pushed along by acoustic guitar, boogie-woogie style bass and drums. Perfect for comedies, children’s shows and travel/cooking programming. Cajun / Accordion / Energetic. [Tempo: Fast / 175 BPM]

This charming, festive track has the sentiment of the old American South-West meets Northern Mexico. It’s light and rhythmic arrangement features steel and nylon string acoustic guitars backed up with drums, percussion, bass, mandolin and piano. This would be a great sonic complement to period pieces, documentaries, comedies and as a show theme. Festive / Mexico / Old South West / Charming. [Tempo: Medium / 138 BPM]

Inspiring and uplifting composition with a heroic and glorious melodies performed on the piano and accompanied by full symphonic orchestra. Perfect for films, TV and amazing stories. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 70 BPM]

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, Meditation in D Major, Op. 72, No. 5. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Slow]

Modest Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain in D Minor, IMM 43. Full orchestra. Recorded and produced by David Hamilton exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Medium, Fast, Very fast]

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]

Homey, kindhearted and comforting (in the storm) are feelings easily conveyed in this simple folk song with banjo and 12-string acoustic guitar. It sounds like a lost folk song that everyone once knew. Recorded without a metronome - in order to catch the humanness and imperfection, this can emphasize these elements all the more onto your media’s subjects. This is an excellent selection for (Americana) rural: characters, lifestyle, culture. Heartening / Withstanding / Banjo / 12-string Guitar. [Tempo: Medium / 81 BPM]

A wonderfully warm, lush and all live big band jazz track. Very delicate, tasteful and exclusive sounding production, with a feel of old dance halls and concert halls. Old style jazz, classic jazz. A short vocal part appears from around 01:10. Features live orchestral strings, live brass, live piano, bass and drums - with vocals. Smooth and rich. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 117 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, Medium]

Warm and positively romantic jazz trio, giving off real good feeling. Great piano, bass and drum performances. Classic jazz trio sound. [Tempo: Medium / 123 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]

This encouraging, upbeat guitar track pays homage to the north Mississippi hill country blues. The single, acoustic guitar plays a sparse melody between bass notes and strumming. Joining the guitar is tamborine, claps, brushed snare and kick drum. This track is great for travel, cooking and web shows, comedy, drama, and rural themes. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 105 BPM]

Uptempo, Los Lobos style Tex-Mex rocker featuring drums, bass, guitars and accordeon. Fast and fun! [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 135 BPM]

Fun and cheeky country / bluegrass with upright bass, acoustic guitar and banjo pickin'. Fun and charming, with a wholesome, feelgood, good'ole country feel. [Tempo: Fast / 130 BPM]

A fun, thigh-slapping, hoe-down country / bluegrass track with uptempo acoustic guitars and banjo. Country fun! [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 131 BPM]

Classic Hollywood movie style, romantic drama underscore. Recorded with a real live orchestra, this is a long track that goes through various stages and can be used for many cues in a retro style romantic movie, historical, classic / film noir etc. of the 1930's-1970's. Many of the different parts and sections are also available as a separate file (See Edit 1, Edit 2, etc.) to make it easier for you to fit this music into your production. [Tempo: Medium]

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Six moments musicaux, Op. 16, No. 5 Sostenuto in D-flat Major. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

An acoustic country / folk / bluegrass track featuring acoustic guitar and acoustic bass. Mid-tempo, fun and charming with a real down home country feel. Slight 'hot club of france' jazz feel on the rhythm. [Tempo: Medium / 88 BPM]

Uptempo, playful jazz trio. Nice jazz mood for lounge, city life, bustling night, happening people and everything that's cool. [Tempo: Fast / 120 BPM]

Raw and loud, this track nicely combines the swampy timbre of the banjo with the force of a rock ‘n’ roll power trio. The gritty banjo is colored with overdrive and accompanied by bass and drums. Perfect for country/rural themes, comedy, and programs needing a dash of cool absurdity. Banjo / Power Trio / Raw. [Tempo: Medium / 91 BPM]

Easy, happy, and good-natured, this early country track is perfect for comedy and light friend dramas. Melodies made with its slide resonator guitar blend nicely with acoustic guitar, drums and double bass. Perfect for country travel and lifestyle shows. Hopeful / Early Country / Easy on the Ears. [Tempo: Medium / 126 BPM]

This banjo-based Americana track is raw, real, upbeat and conveys a quirky sense of humour. Helping out the banjo, is a steady rhythm section of acoustic guitar, shaker, kick and brushed drums. Perfect for comedy, rural story-telling, and country travel and cooking shows. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 98 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]

A romantic composition in a waltz rhythm featuring piano, orchestral strings, upright bass and brush drums. Classic, historical feel, perhaps French cinema or period drama. Elegant and graceful, with a wistful element. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 140 BPM]

A powerful and dramatic orchestral soundtrack piece. Full symphony orchestra and large choir, staccato and relentless. Ominous, dark, forceful. Highly suitable for war, conflict, battle, fantasy or sci-fi. Expensive, meticulous, Hollywood quality production. [Tempo: Medium / 73 BPM]

Festive and fun, this upbeat waltz conveys the Cajun sounds of Louisiana. Accordion, vocals and bluesy, slide dobro trade melodies over a cheerful, steady rhythm section. This is a great track for family or travel themes, and also cooking and comedy. Cajun / Cheerful / Waltz. [Tempo: Medium / 185 BPM]

A very touching and poignant orchestral piece. Emotional, spiritual, heavenly. Grand orchestral sound, available with or without choir. The piece returns to the understated, heartening opening motif towards the end. Faith / Wonderment / Togetherness. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 67 BPM]

An epic and orchestral track with a sense of grandeur and greatness, with powerful percussive section and rising motion. Suitable for victorious and achievement scenery. [Tempo: Medium / 120 BPM]

Inspired by the works of big Hollywood movies, this piece brings superheroes to mind with its grand majestic brass. Evocative / Valiant / Rousing. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 90 BPM]

Kind, sensitive, sweet and warm, this track features classical guitars, violin and cello. Hopeful harmonies and heartwarming melodies that bring inspiration and hope to the listener. Various versions available to create complete soundtrack out of this single composition. You can have just guitars accompaniment to support you dialog or sweeping violin theme with guitar solos or full mix with all elements and more. Suitable for documentary, nature and leisure videos as well as nature travel and relaxing cottage lifestyle. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 96 BPM]

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