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The Tomato Music Co. Ltd., also known as Tomato Records, is an American independent record label founded in 1977 by music manager Kevin Eggers in New York City.[1] A successor to his previous record labels Utopia and Poppy,[1][2] the label was self-distributed and has released albums by influential artists such as Townes Van Zandt, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lead Belly, Chris Smither, Dave Brubeck, Nina Simone, Annette Peacock, Harry Partch, John Cage, Merle Haggard and Albert King. Rhino Records handled the distribution of Tomato Records' catalogue in the 1990s before initially disbanding.[3] The label has since been revived in 2002.[2]

Tomato Records
FoundedMay 1977 (1977-05)
FounderKevin Eggers
Country of originUnited States

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  • "Indie Switch for Tomato". Billboard Magazine. New York. 21 May 1977. Retrieved 23 February 2019.