Paging Roscoe P. Coltrane…
Led by Jessica Simpson’s soon-to-be ubiquitous rendition of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made for Walkin’,” Columbia this week releases the soundtrack to the upcoming film “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Fans can sample the song and view the accompanying Brett Ratner-directed video on Simpson’s official Web site.
The soundtrack opens and closes with a joke from Uncle Jesse, played in the film by Willie Nelson. In between are a bevy of southern/blues rock favorites, including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s “Pride and Joy,” the James Gang’s “Funk #49,” Molly Hatchet’s “Flirtin’ With Disaster” and a live version of the Allman Brothers Band’s “One Way Out.”
In addition, Nelson has recorded a new version of “Good Ol’ Boys,” the Waylon Jennings-voiced theme song for the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV show. Simpson stars in “The Dukes of Hazzard” as Daisy Duke, sister to Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke (Johnny Knoxville). Burt Reynolds stars as Boss Hogg. The film opens Aug. 5 in U.S. theaters.