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Jo Anne Castle

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She found prominence through the ’60s being a piano participant in the Lawrence Welk Present, but Jo Ann Castle was singing at age three. By age 13, she acquired made an appearance on both Tex Williams’ and Spade Cooley’s radio/tv displays, playing piano and performing country music. Castle later joined up with Lawrence Welk’s range show, but still left in 1969 to improve her kids. She returned with the 1980s, once the jazz label Rainwood agreed upon her to some contract. Recording many series of ragtime favorites, she’s interspersed criteria with her very own originals. Castle also maintains a present on the Welk Champagne Movie theater in Branson, MO.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jo Ann Castle
Profession Pianist
Music Songs Chopsticks Boogie, Castle Rag, Skater's Boogie, Music Music Music, Yellow Rose of Texas, Bumble Boogie, Canadian Sunset, Baby Face, I Will Wait For You, I Want a Girl, Tickle The Ivories, 12Th Street Rag, Pistol Packin' Mama, I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover, Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight, Cumana, When My Baby Smiles at Me, The Days of Old Vaudeville, Get Happy, Down At Papa Joe's, Glow Worm, Down Yonder, On the Beach at Waikiki, Song of the Islands, Spaghetti Rag, Painter's Rag, Down Home Rag, Little Brown Gal, The Breeze and I, Frankie & Johnny, The Hukilau Song, Walk In The Black Forest
Albums Hawaiian Ragtime, Ragtime Piano Gal, 22 Great Ragtime Hits, Tiger Rag, 22 Great Ragtime Hits, Vol. II, Jo Ann Castle, Accordion, 22 Of The Greatest Ragtime Hits, Ragtime Favorites, Accordion in Hi-Fi (Oiginal Album 1957), Forever Jo Ann Castle, Jo Ann Castle – the Unforgettable, The Best Of, Golden Greats - Jo Ann Castle, Monumental - Classic Artists - Jo Ann Castle
Movies Lawrence Welk: From Lawrence Welk to America with Love
TV Shows The Lawrence Welk Show


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#Fact
1 Has recorded sixteen honky tonk piano and accordian albums in her career
2 Adpoted stage name Castle from Castle Accordians
3 Performed at the Champagne Theater in Branson, Missouri from 1994 to 2000
4 First child Deana died from cerebal palsy (1978)
5 Engaged to Lin Biviano.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 writer: "Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight" - as Joanne Castle
The Lawrence Welk Show TV Series 1 episode, 1965 performer - 6 episodes, 1963 - 1969 music - 1 episode, 1969

Thanks

Thanks

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Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures 2007 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Lawrence Welk: Milestones & Memories - A Musical Family Reunion 2001 TV Movie Herself
The Lawrence Welk Show 1958-1975 TV Series Herself / Ragtime Pianist / Herself - - Pianist
The Merv Griffin Show 1972 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1971 TV Series Herself - Pianlist
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters 1969-1970 TV Series Herself
The Linkletter Show 1965 TV Series Herself
The Spike Jones Show 1957 TV Series Herself
The Spade Cooley Show 1957 TV Series Herself

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Archive Footage

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The Lawrence Welk Show 1971 TV Series Herself

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#Trademark
1 Deep husky voice
2 Known for her amazing virtuosity skills on the piano usually performing classic ragtime songs


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