Saturday, 15 August 2015
So, who are Robert & the Uptights?
Something is amiss in Coronation Street.
The lovely Lloyd (soul aficionado and part-time DJ with a big record collection) played by the lovely Craig Charles (soul aficionado and part-time DJ with a big record collection) has lost one of his singles.
It's by Robert & the Uptights and it's worth £1000. Some of us here in the UK know what's become of Lloyd's rare and treasured soul 45 but I'm keeping shtum in case anyone is behind on their Corrie episodes. But that's not the issue here. What I really want to know is, does a Robert & the Uptights single actually exist outside Weatherfield?!
A quick internet search brings up a picture... but there's no mention of it on 45cat. A highly knowledgeable and reliable source tells me it doesn't appear on any of their soul compilations or lists (thank you!). Could it be a hype? Or a spoof? Could someone behind the scenes in Corrie, perhaps a soul aficionado and part-time DJ with a big record collection, have mocked up a convincing looking label and put it out there just to get us wondering? Of course I'd love to know it was genuine. Surely I can't be the only one who wants to know if a Robert & the Uptights single exists in the real world... (or can I?!)