Who Sang I Sold My Heart to the Junk Man? Gene Ammons

Gene Ammons Up Tight! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1961
length: 4:34
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
congas: Ray Barretto
piano: Patti Bown
saxophone: Gene Ammons
double bass: George Duvivier
drums (drum set): Art Taylor
All over town they're talking about me
The whole world knows you're happy without me
You've broken my heart, So what do I care?
I'm thru with love, no more will I need it
The word itself, I'll never repeat it
A sign on my back I will wear, "This is my last love affair"

I gave my heart to you, the one that I trusted
You brought it back to me all broken and busted
So I sold my heart to the junkman
And I'll never fall in love again
You took my heart because you thought you could use it
Just like a little toy you battered and bruised it
So I sold my heart to the junkman
And I'll never fall in love again
Like a melodrama, in a simple manner
Love played the leading part
We had planned a happy ending
But I'm left with a broken heart
I'll throw away my pride and say we'll be friends, dear
Tear drops I cannot hide for this is the end, dear
I've sold my heart to the junkman
And I'll never fall in love again

I gave my heart to you, the one that I trusted
You brought it back to me all broken and busted
So I sold my heart to the junkman
And I'll never fall in love again
You took my heart because you thought you could use it
Just like a little toy you battered and bruised it,
So I sold my heart to the junkman
And I'll never fall in love again
Like a melodrama, in a simple manner
Love played the leading part
We had planned a happy ending
But I'm left with a broken heart
I'll throw away my pride and say we'll be friends, dear
Tear drops I cannot hide for this is the end, dear
I've sold my heart to the junkman

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Breeze and I
  • 2 I Sold My Heart to the Junk Man
  • 3 Moon Glow
  • 4 Up Tight!
  • 5 The Five O'Clock Whistle
  • 6 Jug's Blue Blues
  • 7 Lester Leaps In

  • Release information
    label: Prestige
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin