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The Skeleton Key soundtrack

The Skeleton Key (2005)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 03020666702
Label: Varese Sarabande
Label number: 302 066 670
Running time: 52m56s
Shipping date: August 2nd, 2005
Original score by Edward Shearmur
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1.  Death Letter - Johnny Farmer's Organized Noise
info: song heard when Kate Hudson is dancing in the club/bar, and during the credits
2. Opening Titles
3.  Come On In My Kitchen - Robert Johnson
4.  Barefoot Dancing - Blackbud
5. Ben Escapes
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
Bounce That Thang - The 3rd Infantry
Feel Like Funkin' It Up - Rebirth Brass Band
If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley (heard during the end credits) 
Think Louie - Don Nelson

Add more missing songs to this list, or tell us in what scenes these songs are heard or where they can be found.
Soundtrack Q & A
Q: What is the song that is playing when Kate Hudson is dancing in the club/bar? (from Brian in Texas)
A: "Death Letter" by Johnny Farmer's Organized Noise (thanks to vicky smalls, nycadd more info
A: I also heard "Bounce that Thing" by The 3rd Infantry. (thanks to Just2CraZ, Virginiaadd more info

Q: What's the name of the song that plays when the movie ends? Like hip hop drums, I'm not sure if it is in the english language. (from derick in brazil)
A: The name of that song is "Death Letter" by Johnny Farmer featuring Organized Noise. (thanks to tony, st. louis mo, usaadd more info

Q: What is the song that is heard when she was driving in her car in the beginning? It had sort of a hip hop beat to it. (from MEL in CALIFORNIA)
A: The name of that song is "Death Letter" by Johnny Farmer featuring Organized Noise. (thanks to tony, st. louis moadd more info

Q: There is a slow scary piano melody playing in the trailer of this movie. What is the name of that song with the piano in it? Who is the artist? (from hienergydjs in houston, TX)
A: The song is called Piano Trio in E flat by Franz Schubert (it is also used in a Ralph Lauren commercial and they claimed it to be "original"!) I'm glad to see someone else was curious about this too. (thanks to Amri, ohioadd more info

Q: What song is playing during the credits at the end of the movie? (from Marshall in California)
A: It is "Death Letter" by johnny farmer :) (thanks to Haily, Lafayette, Louisianaadd more info
A: "Death Letter" was actually written by the legendary blues singer Son House (1902-1988) (thanks to ugmo, gardiner maineadd more info

Q: What is the name of the ELVIS PRESLEY song at the end of the movie? Does it appear on the soundtrack? (from achilles in Deerfield Beach, Florida)
A: The Elvis song "If I Can Dream" is not on the soundtrack CD. (thanks to iman, Californiaadd more info

Q: I was wondering what song is at the BEGINNING of the end credits. The one with the kind of hip-hop beat, yet a blues sound. (from desiree in texas)
A: The name of that song is "Death Letter" by Johnny Farmer featuring Organized Noise. (thanks to tony, st. louisadd more info

Q: What's the real name of that song played on the record player papa justify conjure of sacrifice. (from poster_14 in LA)
A: "Conjure of Sacrifice." (thanks to Anthony, N. Chicago, ILadd more info

Q: What's the name of the song that starts with "My grandma and your grandma"? (from Lebiram in Mexico)
A: The song is called "Iko Iko." It's track 13 on this soundtrack CD. (thanks to Jerry T, Ukiahadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song (and artist) playing when Kate Hudson is driving to the house during the day for the second time? This song starts when she is saying goodbye to her friend and stops when she gets to the old, scary gas station. (from toni6 in Niceville, Florida)
A: "Dancing Barefoot." (thanks to Anthony, N. Chicago, ILadd more info

Q: Can anyone tell me who plays the last song from the movie at the end when the ambulance is leaving????  (from Ghanima in timisoara, romania)
A: It's the death letter song... (thanks to kc, Louisianaadd more info
A: Yeah. "Death Letter." Track 1. Dang. Asked 6 times now. Anyone want to go for seven? :) (thanks to Anthony, N. Chicago, ILadd more info

Q: What's that hip-hop song at the end of the movie? I think it's when the credits start. (from FragMaster in Hudson, Qc)
A: It's "Death Letter." There's our seventh. (thanks to Anthony, N. Chicago, ILadd more info

Q: Where can I get the lyrics for the song "Death Letter"? (from hoodoomama in the rez )
A: "Death Letter" is actually an old blues staple, the signature song of Son House. His original version was called "Death Letter Blues." Since he recorded it in 1930, other blues artists have covered it and penned their own versions of the lyrics, including Robert Johnson, Skip James, and Muddy Waters. Son House's song drew on traditional blues songs but other blues artists have recorded similar songs, such as Ida Cox, Lead Belly, and Blind Willie McTell ("On the Cooling Board").

You can google the lyrics and compare the different versions. For example, female singers sometimes change the lyrics to discuss a male lover who has died and the White Stripes recorded their own version as well that sounds slightly more contemporary. (thanks to Wanga, Memphis / NYCadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song BETWEEN "Death Letter" and the Elvis song in the end credits? Lyrics are something like "...funky kind of way of making love..."
...from al in rome ga (answer al's question)

Q: Does anyone know where I can get Papa's justify "Conjure of Sacrifice"? The record/LP version? (i.e. scratching sound, echoing voice). Thanks! (from Nicole in Canada)
A: You're not going to find the "Conjure of Sacrifice" anywhere on LP, but it does appear on the soundtrack album... (thanks to Prue, HAUPPAUGEadd more info
A: "The Conjure of Sacrifice" (Steve Lawler Remix) (thanks to petergunnmusic, berlin, germanyadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when Kate Hudson is in the shower? It starts off with an organ and is very bluesy... (from Danny in New Orleans, LA)
A: It's "Goldrush" by Joe Washbourn, I believe (thanks to John Vandehey, Tucson, AZadd more info

Q: What's the song that Caroline hears at Luke's house after escaping Violet with the shot gun? (from padwan in cyprus)
A: Iko Iko (thanks to melissa*, Californiaadd more info

Q: What is the name of the "hey now" song? A kids song I guess? (from pato in laconner wa)
A: "Iko Iko" (thanks to mandi, massachuesettsadd more info
A: It's by A B (thanks to vic oilsteems, ohioadd more info

Q: what's the name of the hip-hop or rap song playing when Caroline and Jill are in a club talking about Voodoo and Hoodoo? (from sailor3366 in Aloha, Oregon USA)
A: It's called "Bounce That Thing" by 3rd Infantry, but it's impossible to find anywhere :(( (thanks to PJ:), San Bernardino Ca, United statessadd more info

Q: What version of "Amazing Grace" is heard in this movie?
...from Bil in Mauritius (answer Bil's question)

Q: What is the song that is playing when she is driving the second time to the house? The song begins when she is saying bye to her friend and quiets down as she pulls up to the creepy gas station to get gas? It is a blues song with the lyrics "...well I lost my friends and I lost my mind, but it's alright..." (from nikkitasha in sacramento, ca, usa)
A: It's called "Barefoot Dancing" by Blackbud, you can't get that version on the soundtrack. That part plays about 1:15 into the song. (thanks to AB, NCadd more info

Q: What's the song that's playing as she leaves for her new job? It's playing while she's driving over the bridge, and starts off as "...I gotta write a letter..." Jazz and RnB mix...
...from Andrea in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (answer Andrea's question)

Q: What song is playing just for a few seconds after Kate gets her new job and is hugging her friend goodbye? The song stops playing just before she gets to the gas station. I love it but I'm having such a hard time finding out the artist!! Please answer question if anyone knows, thanks!
...from Heather in America (answer Heather's question)

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