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

Found 712 tracks

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]

An instrumental, upbeat, swinging jazz track with piano, guitar, upright bass and drums. A melodically happy and bouncy track. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 82 BPM]

Uptempo, lively Piano Blues. Historical sounding, with elements of Blues, Ragtime, Swing and Jazz. Full band enters later. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 160 BPM]

Male bluesman belts out the truth about day-in-day-out reality. Memphis blues with full horn section, drawing from the big B.B. King Orchestra sound. References to work, marriage, drinking, and ultimately life and death; this hardened bluesman is even brash enough to tell the Grim Reaper to come back later. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 93 BPM]

Happy, carefree and a tiny bit mad. This bouncy uptempo orchestral overture is suitable for cartoons, animations, games and all types of humorous commercials. Includes a vintage version with extra added retro appeal. [Tempo: Medium / 132 BPM]

A very strange, odd, weirdly mechanical sounding piano and percussion tune, like mechanical toys or strange machines. Suitable for strange sci-fi material, film noir or dark future visions. It has a certain retro quirky horror feel, like "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events", "Dark City" or Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride". The alternative version that we have titled 'Lost 40's recording' (see below) has deliberately been made to sound like a very old lo-fi recording. [Tempo: Slow / 60 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]

Raw country blues. Acoustic slide guitar over piano, bass & drums. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 145 BPM]

Feelgood acoustic guitar Americana / Folk. Happy and laidback guitar picking. Good for country living, traditional values, outdoors, family and friendships. Homey and wholesome. Laidback, but in high spirits. [Tempo: Medium / 78 BPM]

Old-time jazz / Retro jazz with a ragtime / Dixieland feel. Period 1900-1950. Good for spoofs, retro productions, silent film, slapstick comedy, historical documentaries and more. Banjo, piano, tuba, trumpet, drums and upright bass. [Tempo: Fast / 89 BPM]

A staccato and ominous / uneasy track with a traditional European flavor provided by Violin, Accordion and Mandolin, combined with pounding drums and orchestra. Could be Italy / Italian / Sicilian or other European country, possibly Mafia related or a track to accompany conflict, battle, shootout, chase or some urgent situation. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 115 BPM]

A slow, sad, longing track with a poignant, touching theme, featuring strings and horns. [Tempo: Slow]

Up-tempo, fun, and with a classical big band feel, this track is the perfect backdrop for an uplifting, happy, and moving project. Great for productions that require a heart-warming and recognizable soundscape, such as commercials, movies and TV shows. [Tempo: Fast / 192 BPM]

A thoughtful and insightful underscore or theme for drama/film. Personal stories, contemplation, reflection, a developing story. Takes a turn for the more dramatic about half way in, with a dark side. Piano with orchestra. [Tempo: Slow / 75 BPM]

Thoughtful and delicate acoustic guitar pattern builds with piano, cello and simple drums. Perfect for lonesome people or forgotten places. Slight acoustic rock and country vibe [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 95 BPM]

A beautiful orchestral arrangement of Morning Mood from the Peer Gynt suite, by Edward Grieg. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Slow]

Mid tempo Hot Club / Gypsy Jazz with an Eastern Europe feel. Could be traditional east europe, Balkan, Greek, Hungarian, French, etc. Or just a nice 'old time jazz' track. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 100 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: Medium]

Fast jazzy music track. Swinging piano trio playing a traditional tune. Very rhythmic, agile, and motivated. Great music for joyful, moving and excited situations. [Tempo: Fast / 220 BPM]

Laidback solo piano blues. Lazy blues remains about old good times. Retro music, piano bar, slightly detuned piano.Will work well as a soundtrack for movie about early 20 century in USA and background for the black and white film. Slow tempo. Friendly, unhurried, pensive, jazzy. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

A romantic and somewhat serious piece of melancholy, longing, love and storytelling. Small orchestra with solo violin. Bittersweet, passionate, emotional melodies. Good for drama, culture/history, personal stories, filmscore. [Tempo: Slow / 75 BPM]

Moody piano and Russian balalaika over a building, freely played drum and bass groove. Exotic, mysterious and melancholy. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

Slow, tranquil, cinematic, serene, calm, sedate, sublime, quiet, reflective, dreamy & introspective piano piece with spacious, ethereal effects. Small, serene, contemplative and simple. Would suit nostalgic / romantic / dramatic / historic / documentary type projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 97 BPM]

Moody Americana track. Lap steel guitar over sparse drums and a foreboding drone. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 65 BPM]

Dark, exotic and cinematic Tango with violin, piano, accordion and upright bass. Perfect for films, commercials and documentaries with scenes of dancing, international travel, fashion, passion, sexual tension, elegance and romance. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 110 BPM]

Smokey, soulful love song crooned by male blues singer. Guitar, piano, bass, drum backing. Lyrics about how fulfilled and excited he is with his new found love. Guitar and piano solos. Classic swinging jazz/blues feel. [Tempo: Slow / 83 BPM]

Melodramatic, bitter and heart wrenching, inspired by classic melodrama movies. Retro / Novelty / Historical / Parody. [Tempo: Slow / 100 BPM]

Dreamy, introspective, serene, reflective, moody, solemn, somber, sedate piano & strings soundscape. Conjures up images of a russian winter, ice & snow all around. Ethereal & thought provoking. Would suit dramatic / cinematic / filmic / romantic type projects. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 79 BPM]

A hip, cool, jazzy, swinging tune that features cool live drumming, a clever guitar melody and playful piano. Perfect for TV spots that need some peppy perk and bounce with a joyful, happy, and positive feeling. - retro, vintage, jazz quartet, swing. [Tempo: Fast / 210 BPM]

Traditional styled Polish Folk dance performed with suka biłgorajska, accordion and frame drum. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 61 BPM]

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]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38 ("Prague Symphony") in D Major, K.504: 2. Andante. Full orchestra. Recorded and produced by David Hamilton exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

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]

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]

A short and funny track, for when the glasses are already empty… [Tempo: Fast / 120 BPM]

Simple, beautiful, magical and moving, a track that has waves of subtlety and intensity. Features Piano, Violin and Cello. Great for emotional or romantic film soundtracks [Tempo: Slow / 95 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]

A moody and elegant piece with a strong European / Traditional Europe flavour. Perhaps Italy or Sicily, but could also be France, Hungary, or Eastern Europe influences. Solo violin, accordion, mandolin, harp, acoustic guitar. This piece has a sense of sadness and melancholy but also one of hope and togetherness. [Tempo: Slow / 67 BPM]

A classic mid-tempo big band arrangement, with a quirky, fun, and cheerful feel to it. This jazzy track is suitable for productions that require an upbeat, positive, vibrant backdrop. Great for commercials, presentations, films, and shows that require a touch of bliss. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 164 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]

Fun background music with a swing feel. Played by melodic acoustic piano, live bass, groovy brush drums and uplifting shaker. Great for children project, family album, video game, flash animation or anything that needs chic retro music on the one hand and modern funny tune on the other. [Tempo: Medium / 127 BPM]

A European sounding folk/traditional band, or jazz quartet with upright bass, two accordeons and drums. Quick rhythm, slightly Eastern European or Jewish feel. History/Cultural. [Tempo: Fast / 106 BPM]

A pensive, relaxing and bright electronic soundscape with a light percussion on the second half that adds a positive feel to it. Suitable for productions that require a meditative or inspiring vibe. Great for commercials, features and TV shows with a good-vibe/Zen touch. [Tempo: Medium / 184 BPM]

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]

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