Rebel Records

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Rebel Records
Rebel Records Logo.jpg
Founded1959 (1959)
FounderDick Freeland
Bill Carroll
Sonny Compton
Distributor(s)County Sales
GenreBluegrass, old time
Country of originU.S.
LocationCharlottesville, Virginia

Rebel Records is an independent American record label based in Charlottesville, Virginia that specializes in bluegrass and old time music. The label was founded in Mount Rainier, Maryland in 1959 by Dick Freeland, Bill Carroll and Sonny Compton.[1][2] In 1980, Freeland sold the label to David Freeman, the founder of County Records.[3] Rebel has 140 titles in print from more than 35 different artists and groups. In 2008, the label released 8 new titles, including ones from Ralph Stanley and Larry Sparks.[4]

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  1. ^ Vernon, Bill (1998). "Rebel Records History...In the Beginning". Rebel Records. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
  2. ^ Dean, Eddie (2004). "Rebel Records". In Paul Kingsbury (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Country Music. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 432. ISBN 0-19-517608-1.
  3. ^ "IBMA Hall of Fame - Dave Freeman". International Bluegrass Music Museum. 2002. Archived from the original on 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
  4. ^ "Rebel Records New Releases". Rebel Records. 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-25.