Sunday, May 10, 2009


Josie, Joanie and Audrey Kossol  from Charleroi, P.A. In 1956 they were winners on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts network television show.

And recorded for Epic Records as The Kossol Sisters...

-Kissin Cousins / Mr. Winter.

-While the Calliope Played / The Thrid Monkey.


The group were innactive for two years to enable the youngest, Joanie, to complete high school

Moved to New York City in 1959 and signed with Roulette Records and recorded as THE CASTLE SISTERS...

-Drifting And Dreaming  /Lucky Girl-1959.

-Thirteen / Will You Love Me Tomorrow-1960.(mentioned in the Complete doo wop book).

-Dream / Light Of Love-1960.

In 1961 the girls recorded two singles for Triodex Records...

-Love Me  /Bad Boy.
-Come With Me / Treasure Of Love.


Finally in 1962 the group moved to Terrace Records and recorded...

-Sailor Boy / Forgive And Forget Me.
-Goodbye Dad / Wishing Star.( mentioned in the Complete doo wop book).
-Mister Summer / Non,Monsieur.
-Are You Happy Now Mother? / Forgive Anf Forget Me.

-Goodbye Dad. charted # 100 nationally in the summeor of 1962.


See a live perfomance of the group From Glenn Miller Time TV show.


Christine said...

I am very familiar with the group "The Castle Sisters" - they are my aunts. They were born in a small town called Charleroi, PA and moved to NYC in the 1950's and recorded many singles there - "Goodbye Dad" ranked the highest, I think. They also went by "The Kossol Sisters" but I'm not sure which name came first.

After their brief singing career they turned to singing in their churches. One of the sisters actually passed away earlier this year but the other two are still singing and going strong. If you have any particular questions, feel free to e-mail me, but I hope this helped!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Christine. IO lost a solid rock I could lean on when Josie was born into eternity. She help me learn how to be a Minister to the sick. Audrey helps keep me on the straight and narrow these days.

Is there any way to get some of their performances (audio and video)?

God Bless...... Don (

Unknown said...

I really want to know what has happened to Dulaney's restaurant and motel on US highway 40 where it crosses Youghiogheny lake. Is it still there? Or has it been renamed and redesigned as I really honor it to be the site of the Kossol Sisters farewell appearance in the eastern US before they left for Hollywood and movie career?
Please find out about the Dulaney's restaurant and motel and what has happened to it and what motel and restaurant has replaced it and please write me back about it as it is in an excellent summer and winter resort area near Garrett County Maryland. Thankyou so much!!