Historical / Retro: 1920-1940'sSuggested Production Type

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Broadway type show tune. Very theatrical in the style of the 40s, 50's and 60's. Harp sweeps, fluttering clarinets and flutes add a comic flair. Playful, campy and retro could work for game shows, cartoons, comedy and many offbeat situations. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 140 BPM]

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Fun and feelgood, upbeat Gypsy Jazz / Hot Club of France style. Toe-tapping and light hearted. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 87 BPM]

Set of 4 music loops
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  • $52.30

A minimalistic track. The Piano plays a shuffle blues styl while acoustic guitars play funk and Jazzy blues, with a solo in the third verse. Loose, spontaneous and fun. Picture a couple of musicians, sitting around jamming,having a good time. [Tempo: Medium / 80 BPM]

Mysterious, infectiously swinging, minor blues tune reflecting the Blue Note hard bop era of jazz. High intensity throughout, this piece pays homage to some of the greats of jazz like Charles Mingus and Thelonius Monk. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 144 BPM]

The finale of Act 1 of the Swan Lake ballet by Piotr Tchaikovsky. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow, Medium]

A foreboding, dark opening with strings builds into an ethereal sparkling emotionally driven anthem with power, drama, and a feeling of overcoming adversity. [Tempo: Slow / 78 BPM]

Down and dirty 1920's / 1930's style Vaudeville sound. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 64 BPM]

Easy-going, nice and feelgood, chilled-out acoustic jazz with acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, upright bass and drums. Breezy, warm and lush. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 130 BPM]

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A solo violin plays a pronounced minor melody with a touch of the piano's saddness. [Tempo: Slow / 55 BPM]

Epic pops tune with smooth male crooner backed by full orchestra. Dramatic, dreamy, hopeful; makes you feel like all your dreams can come true. Lyrics have positive imagery. Elegant retro feel; something you would hear as a TV or film soundtrack in the 50’s or 60’s but with a modern production shine. Brass section, woodwind section, string section. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 127 BPM]

Sleek, 1920’s Big City, are easily expressed within the first moments of this light and lively music track. Soprano and bass clarinets play a swank “melodramatic” melody over a tight mix of tack piano, tuba and jazzy drums. Superb as music for 1920’s period pieces, comedies, and any zany and fun programming. Clarinets / Swanky / 1920’s. [Tempo: Fast / 187 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]

Swinging blues shuffle with an infectious groove. Highly energetic bluesy tune with over all positive and soulful vibe. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 140 BPM]

Impressionistic solo piano piece; neo classical. Busy, hurried, chased. For films / cultural / special interest. Also good for historical / retro project; can be silent movie soundtrack. [Tempo: Fast]

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A super catchy and swinging hip jazz theme. The tune features clever and tasty drumming and a slick upright bass. There is a very cool and catchy drum solo 1:13 seconds into the song. Use this for commercials or TV themes and underscores for projects that need that a sophisticated, slick tasty, jazz vibe [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 225 BPM]

Eccentric and comedic, this 20’s jazz ensemble piece conveys light-hearted hilarity with a bizarre touch. Woodwinds and horns interweave melodies on top of a trad-jazz rhythm section of tuba, banjo and tack piano. Great for nutty comedies, children’s shows, web tutorials and period pieces. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 87 BPM]

A very slow, bluesy, jazz track. Piano, upright bass, brush drums. Very lazy, smokey, piano blues. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 50 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
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Bombastic, grooving and lively, this music track is funky and fun with a pinch of New Orleans. Accordion, slide guitar and cornet play on the catchy and loose melody, while tuba, clavinet and drums whip up a solid grooving rhythm. The feel of this music is great for comedies, dramas, cooking, lifestyle and travel shows. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 97 BPM]

Sexy big band blues music tracl ala "The Stripper". Smoking tenor saxophone leads the sassy, sultry, retro sound. Swing / Lounge / 40's / 50's / 60's music. [Tempo: Slow / 90 BPM]

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Elegant and swinging, this 1920s inspired small ensemble piece is great for imbuing a feeling of swankiness, bombastic melodrama and early jazz kitsch. A muted trombone plays over a tight arrangement of french horn, clarinet, drums, and piano. Excellent music for comedy, travel and lifestyle, plus 1920s-30s period pieces. Early Jazz / Kitsch / Elegant Music. [Tempo: Medium / 134 BPM]

Live performed, slow, smooth jazz. Recorded live on the spot in one take. Nice lounge feel. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 66 BPM]

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Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 'Z noveho sveta, From the New World' in E minor, Op. 95: 3. Molto vivace. Classical music recorded by D Hamilton exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

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

Easy listening jazzy music track. Piano trio play a medium tempo and traditional swing tune. Cool, easy, light, joyful. Great for background music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 120 BPM]

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A jazzy, upbeat and positive underscore in the style of a 30's or 40's 'how to' film. A fun and catchy clarinet melody is complemented with solos on the piano, trombone and trumpet. [Tempo: Fast / 169 BPM]

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Cinematic piano and strings take you on a beautiful journey. Thought provoking, pleasure and pain, drifting into the unknown, breathtaking scenery and mesmerizing love stories. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 50 BPM]

A tense, pensive underscore for a dramatic scene with an Italian or Sicilian slant. Perhaps New York Mafia, historical drama, or a chase / battle / conflict scene set against a backdrop of Italy / Sicily or Eastern Europe / Traditional Europe. Mandolin and violin with battle percussion, orchestral strings and brass stabs. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 75 BPM]

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A dramatic track with a European / French / Italian / Sicilian feel. A stabbing, aggressive rhythm and dark brass sweeps, combined with violin and accordeon gives this track a historical feel that makes it good for history / period drama. Threatening and uneasy. Conflict / provocation. [Tempo: Medium / 77 BPM]

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Chopin Etude #12 in C-minor, also called "Revolutionary" (Piano). Classical music track. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

Traditional jazz trio. Laidback and breezy light jazz piece with brush drums, piano, upright bass. Cool and slick with a lazy feelgood factor. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 117 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
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Dark and ethereal cinematic composition with piano and heavenly pad sound, very emotional and thoughtful music, good for drama films, documentaries, trailers and more. [Tempo: Slow / 105 BPM]

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A fun jazzy authentic 1920's Dixieland piece features trumpet, clarinet, banjo and tuba. Can also be 1930's or 1940's. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

This solo classical piano piece has both a darker section and a happier section as well. [Tempo: Slow]

Fun, upbeat Gypsy Jazz meets Russian folk. Balalaika and Clarinet backed by acoustic guitars, upright bass and drums perfect for travel and cultural documentaries, comedy soundtracks, celebrations, weddings and Tetris style video game music. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 250 BPM]

A very traditional / classic sounding French accordeon waltz. Heartfelt and passionate, like two lovers in a delightful waltz. Scenes of Paris, France, both historical and today, will work well with this quintessentially French number. [Tempo: Medium / 189 BPM]

The Third Reich is to Hitler what the Imperial March was for Darth Vader. It begins with a simple staccato violin pattern and flute melody until the call of horns introduces the ground-shattering beat, synonymous to the force of military tanks. When you thought things were rough, an epic finale kicks in. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 60 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]

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]

This jazzy, small ensemble piece is great for inspiring comedic moments and images of that swanky, big city 1920’s / 1930's lifestyle. Its clarinets and horns swing on top of a rhythm section of piano, tuba and drums. Great music for comedy, dramedy, historical period pieces and dramas. Swinging / Easy / Ritzy Music. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 175 BPM]

Deep South / Resonator / Authentic. This early blues music is raw and rough, dominated by acoustic guitar and slide (resonator) guitar, intensifying with vocals, claps, shaker, and kick drum. Great for a touch of authentic delta blues music in dramas, comedies, travel, documentaries and web-videos. Available in various versions/mixes, with or without the vocal chants. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 106 BPM]

A soundtrack to accompany the sights, sounds, culture and cuisine of France. Features accordion, acoustic guitar, viola and upright bass. Great for travel, cooking, tourism, corporate, commercials or any french themed project. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 64 BPM]

Count Basie style big band with full big band. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 112 BPM]

Upbeat, cool Jazz Piano trio. Great for movie and TV scenes, romantic comedies, swinging city life, upscale food and fashion videos or any fun project in need of some smokey jazz club music. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 176 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]

Older, wiser guy tries to sing some sense into his cocky upstart friend about the ways of the world and how things can take a turn for the worse at any time. Medium fast blues shuffle pushes the song along with rollicking gusto. Powerful, soulful delivery by male vocalist. Fiery blues piano and guitar solos. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 130 BPM]

A driving set of Irish traditional jigs, beginning with Morrison's, and leading into Out in the Ocean at 1:02 which is slightly more happy and upbeat in tone. Mandolin, fiddle, whistle and guitar play the opening, and when bodhran joins in at 0:31, you really get the feel for Irish traditional music - similar almost to Riverdance music. 100% live performance. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 125 BPM]

A romantic and melancholy solo piano piece that’s a little classical and a little jazz. Perfect for break ups, unrequited love, unhappy endings, farewells, emotional dramas and lonely moments of reflection. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 55 BPM]

Get down and funky with an authentic N'awlins street band. [Tempo: Medium / 152 BPM]

William Tell Overture (also known as Wilhelm Tell Overture) by Rossini. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast]

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