The Dells

Does Anybody Know I'm Here?

Composed by Bobby Miller

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A forgotten Dells ballad produced and written by Bobby Miller about a soldier in Vietnam who thinks to himself: Does anybody know I'm here? Told in third person, the soldier in the faraway land reflects on the cold weather and his girl back home as he ponders his plight. Would be a good inclusion on those Vietnam compilation albums, but this one never seems to make the cut. The singing is timely Dells, sweet leads and tight harmonies. From the winter of 1968, it charted R&B but did nothing pop.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Bring Back the Love: Classic Dells Soul 1996 Chess / MCA 3:18
Oh What a Night! The Great Ballads 1998 MCA 3:20
Anthology 1999 Hip-O 3:19
Does Anybody Know I'm Here?: Vietnam Through the Eyes of Black America 1962-1972 2005
Various Artists
Kent 3:17
Standing Ovation: The Very Best of the Dells 2007 UMVD 3:16
Always Together: Great Chess Ballads 2007 Shout! 3:18
...Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008 2010
Various Artists
Bear Family Records 3:16
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