Elliott Sharp's Terraplane featuring Eric Mingus - Twenty Dollar Bill
Elliott Sharp’s Terraplane featuring Eric Mingus - Twenty Dollar Bill

Delmark 883-8
Digital Single

Written by Elliott Sharp, “Twenty-Dollar Bill” is both a lament about the nature and value of folding money in today’s world as well as a satiric stab at the fact that Andrew Jackson, featured on the $20 bill, was also a slaveholder. The push to replace Jackson with Harriet Tubman, a social activist and abolitionist and escaped slave, has been mired in Congressional inactivity.

“Twenty-Dollar Bill” (Sharp, zOaR Music – BMI)

Eric Mingus, vocals
Elliott Sharp, guitars, keyboards
Dave Hofstra, bass
Don McKenzie, drums

Recorded at Studio zOaR – NYC; August 2023 Produced by Elliott Sharp, Mixed and Mastered by Elliott Sharp

Elliott Sharp's TERRAPLANE synthesizes the intersection of country and urban blues with Mississippi fife & drum bands, post-Mingus/Ayler jazz, the sonic innovations of Sharp's long-running ensemble CARBON and the rhythmic force of the groove, from the shuffle to contemporary dance music. Begun in 1991, Terraplane has been through many permutations with a number of guest artists including HUBERT SUMLIN, the legendary guitar innovator and sideman to Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, as well as singer/poets ERIC MINGUS and TRACIE MORRIS.