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

Found 710 tracks

Floating through wide open spaces, rivers and canyons these dreamlike baritone guitar licks are as laid back as a campfire under the stars. Subtle, dreamy washes give this retro style Country & Western a futuristic twist. [Tempo: Slow / 81 BPM]

Sweet and happy waltz, available in two different arrangements: Full orchestra, or just piano. [Tempo: Medium / 77 BPM]

Ragtime featuring banjos, acoustic guitar & bass. Fun retro style; all genuine live played acoustic instruments. [Tempo: Medium / 85 BPM]

Contemporary Jazz piano trio playing an elegant, passionate and yearning Bossa Nova. Perfect for romantic, sophisticated and exotic settings. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 150 BPM]

A melancholic piece with a slight Eastern European or Hebrew feel. The composition is actually rather complex and goes through various stages, some very mournful and others more hopeful. Features ethnic flutes, ethnic percussion, bells and some soprano sax. Waltz rhythm, emotional melodies and constantly evolving and developing composition, with a female vocal group joining in. [Tempo: Slow / 70 BPM]

Piano and strings start small and build gradually to a big inspirational ending with brass. A feeling of soaring, coming home, this track would be suitable for an inspirational video or for the closing scene of a film. [Tempo: Slow / 59 BPM]

A happy and swinging Jazz Trio track. Upbeat piano, drums and bass, in a traditional jazz style. A little bit playful. Performed and recorded live in studio. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 88 BPM]

Piano and acoustic guitars play the blues, with a boogie woogie, piano driven, quirky, tongue in cheek, style and mood. Piano and guitars trade off solos in a conversational way. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 160 BPM]

A joyful, feelgood jazz track. Traditional jazz trio with piano, drums and upright bass. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 178 BPM]

Johann Strauss Sr. - Radetzky March, Op. 228. Arranged and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

Swinging, vintage, happy-go-lucky Jazz done Louis Armstrong style. Perfect for flashbacks to the 1930s and 40s, lighthearted comedy, riverboat gambling, kids tv and much more. Features Trumpet, Acoustic Guitars, Upright Bass and Drums. [Tempo: Medium / 115 BPM]

Happy, but laid-back and easy going, old-time classic jazz sound. Old fashioned and charming, Jazz quartet with live trumpet lead plus acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, upright bass and jazzy drums played with brushes. Good natured, a little bit light hearted and romantic. [Tempo: Slow / 85 BPM]

Toe-tapping, old time / retro jazz with just acoustic bass and guitar, in the Django style. Cheeky, charming and light hearted. [Tempo: Medium / 98 BPM]

Pulsating, soaring, epic / majestic movie soundtrack or trailer track. Full orchestra with choir. Rousing, stirring, growing in intensity. Joined by rock style drums at 00:54 before rising to a crescendo and climax towards the end. Also available in a 'no choir' mix as well as a 'rock mix' with extra power. [Tempo: Medium / 95 BPM]

Beautiful piano-lead light rock track. Peaceful, thoughtful and slightly melancholy. Simple piano is enriched by catchy and soulful guitar melodies. [Tempo: Slow / 52 BPM]

Emotional drama music with strings and steel guitar. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 65 BPM]

Romantic, smooth and peaceful music track featuring beautiful piano with a jazzy touch, brush drums, upright double bass and smooth orchestral strings. Natural and organic, beautiful and relaxing music piece with a carefree vibe that brings to imagination the images of love, peace, romance, serenity and calmness. [Tempo: Slow / 90 BPM]

Groovy music track recorded with brass backgrounds and cool, modern jazz piano melodies. Rhythmic upright bass, chill out, lounge music. This track will fit well for fashion projects, chill situations and background music. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 80 BPM]

Bittersweet solo piano track, good for drama, introduction sequences and story telling. [Tempo: Slow / 94 BPM]

Tense, beautiful, ethereal, haunting, emotional, highly dramatic orchestral piece that tugs at your heartstrings. Moving, touching, eerie & and with an air of melancholy / tragedy to it. Lush tremeloed strings combine with emotive chords to make music suitable for romantic / war / documentary type projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 60 BPM]

Romantic and passion soundtrack in Latino style featuring accordion, piano, Spanish guitar, castanets, percussive instruments. Will work well like soundtrack for movie, sitcom, Spanish theatre, travel. Serious, dancing, tango, passion, love. [Tempo: Medium / 88 BPM]

Hip and cool, this retro jazzy piece features trumpet and bass. Mid-tempo, bright intense track, with strong drumbeat, piano, and a remarkable wind-section theme, it is perfect for creating an upbeat, yet hazy atmosphere. Great for productions that require a jazzy vibe, such as films, shows, commercials ,and others. This soundscape puts you in a room with great musicians. [Tempo: Medium / 144 BPM]

Classic, cheerful waltz, featuring piano and solo viola. 100% live performance, with a classic, retro / historical feel. European culture, dance / dancing, history and classic love story etc. Also good for silent movie, black and white, or retro movie. [Tempo: Medium / 97 BPM]

Western swing. Steel guitar & fiddle over guitar, bass & drums. Fun retro style. Country fiddle joins in from around 01:40. [Tempo: Fast / 210 BPM]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048. Movement III. Allegro Assai. 100% live string quintet performance - no computers, no samples. Arranged and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Fast]

The Roaring Twenties and big city flair are easily imagined with this small ensemble track. Horns and woodwinds play its snappy melody over a tight rhythm section of piano, guitar, tuba and drums. Superb for comedy, light-hearted themes and 1920’s period pieces. 1920s-40s / Early Jazz / Cosmopolitan. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 165 BPM]

This piece of music tells the story of a soldier - specifically the emotions felt from missing their family, being proud to serve and looking ahead to their future. It is a solo piano piece with a subtle patriotic flare underneath. This would sound appropriate with any soldier's story as well as many other dramatic scenes. The music has a positive sound of nostalgia as well. [Tempo: Slow]

Greek, Hebrew or Gypsy feel. European, historical / cultural, circus or travel / holiday. Greece / folk / Europe. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 148 BPM]

Guitar, piano and deep strings are melancholy yet powerful. Very evocative love theme. Full of regret, remorse and perhaps an unrequited love. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 100 BPM]

John P. Sousa's famous march, Semper Fidelis, marching band. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Medium]

An uptempo, groovy and swinging jazz piano track. Jazz trio featuring acoustic piano, acoustic bass and drums. Classic jazz fusion / jazz club type material. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 142 BPM]

New Orleans style blues with piano, guitar, bass, drums, male vocals. Fun, bouncing, medium up-tempo feel with guitar and piano solos. Descriptive lyrics with specific names, places, and feelings on a small town summer night. New Orleans, blues, piano, fun, rolling, guitar, bass, drums, jazz, Cajun, small town, characters. [Tempo: Medium / 133 BPM]

Schumann Dreaming from Scenes from Childhood op. 15 no. 7 Solo Piano. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich. [Tempo: Slow]

Slow, beautiful, spacious, serene, reflective, moody, thoughtful, weepy, dreamy, melancholic piano piece with ethereal fx in the background. Soft, magical, meaningful, sublime, sentimental, touching & wondrous. Would suit dramatic / romantic / documentary / military / requiem / historic type projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 52 BPM]

Old-time jazz-like theme, it brings to mind Woody Allen movies and other productions that have that upbeat, jazzy, 30s vibe. Up-tempo, fun, and a bit quirky, it is the perfect track for productions that require a funny, yet elegant soundscape, such as comedies, period pieces, and others. [Tempo: Fast / 200 BPM]

A light hearted, happy and joyful French waltz. Captures the spirit of Paris / France with upbeat accordeon and a light jazz backing. Joyful, like a delightful dance. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 205 BPM]

Emotional cinematic composition with a dark and depressed feeling. Somber piano with heavenly pad sound create a mysterious atmosphere. Great for films, documentaries, trailers and more. [Tempo: Slow / 55 BPM]

A beautiful, sad and longing Irish air played by tin whistle and synth pad. "Ned of the Hill" is the English translation of the Irish title "amonn an Chnoic". This is a popular, slow and mornful ballad about an Irish aristocrate who lived in Tipperary and led a bandit gang who called for the overthrow of William of Orange. 100% live performance. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

A slow and mellow, melancholic, but warm and heartening piece with acoustic piano, subtle strings and 'oooh' type vocals. Soft, ambient, emotive, sincere. [Note: The recording contains some 'ticks' which may appear to some as sound artifacts or 'noise'. These sounds are actually the physical, mechanical hammers inside the upright piano on which this was played. This is an all natural, all organic, no-computers, no-electronics recording and this in itself brings some sound 'imperfections'.] [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 80 BPM]

A powerful ballad lead by wind instruments that brings to mind old-time jazz orchestras, this track has a romantic, old-fashioned, classic feel to it. Suitable for productions that require a sophisticated, jazzy feel, such as features, shows, and commercials. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 60 BPM]

A cool remix of an old jazz classic. A fresh and funky dub-step style beat augments an old classic record. Very current sound. Instrumental. [Tempo: Medium / 105 BPM]

Melancholic piano melodies create a dark and sad atmosphere. [Tempo: Slow / 68 BPM]

A happy and slightly playful jazz trio. Busy, acoustic jazz. Live performance with acoustic piano, upright bass and jazz drums. Fast tempo. Traditional jazz club sound. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 160 BPM]

Classical 'beautiful yet haunting' film score with symphonic strings, like music from classic retro movies. Loving, mysterious and emotional. Softer part with piano, flute and strings joining later on at 0:32. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 132 BPM]

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