Midnight Groovers to honor Jeff Joseph tonight

Jeff Jo

The Midnight Groovers out of Grandbay will this evening play a special tribute on the Main Street in St. Joseph in honor and memory of the late musical icon Jeff Joseph who died in Martinique last week Wednesday.

The event will commence from 7 pm.

Jeff Jo, who was also Dominica’s Goodwill Ambassador, will be buried on Saturday in St Joseph.

Hundreds of Dominicans, included officials, are expected to attend the funeral.

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26 Comments

  1. December 2, 2011

    I DO NOT DANCE ,I DO NOT GO TO CHURCH EITHER .I AM NOT FOR NOR AGAINST JEFF’S AND HE LIFE STYLE,NOR THE TRADE HE CHOSE.
    WE ALL HAVE TO OR MUST PLAY A ROLE IN EVERY DAY LIFE BECAUSE THERE ARE DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFERENT LIFE STYLES AND WE MUST LEARN TOLERANCE IN ORDER TO RESPECT THEIR WAY THEY CHOOSE TO LIVE AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT AFFECT ONE ANOTHER.
    IF JEFF WAS SO IMPORTANT TO OUR SOCIETY WHY IS HE HONORED ONLY AFTER HIS DEATH ? IT IS TIME FOR GOV’T TO PUT AN END TO THEIR HYPOCRITEEEE ATTITUDESSSSS;PEOPLE NEED TO BE HONORED WHILE THEY ARE ALIVE NOT AFTER THEIR DEATH,,,JEFF SAID IN ONE OF HIS SONGS …ITS GO WE ARE GOING ,HE HAS LEFT BEFORE ME AND MANY OTHERS BUT WE MUST FOLLOW…RIP JEFF.

    • sphynx
      May 15, 2012

      LE NOM GRANDIT QUAND L’HOMME TOMBE.ANOTHER WAY TO SAY :A TREE IS BEST MEASURED WHEN IT IS DOWN.THAT’S THE WAY LIFE GOES

  2. December 1, 2011

    :lol: i don’t know what happen to our people lets show good vibes to our friends and family so that the young ones that will be taking our place tomorrow will learn from us .da we love u and will always r.i.p.jj

  3. December 1, 2011

    I like that.Nice Vibes.That’s a good example.
    Big Up Chubby and the Midnight Groovers.
    One Love,

  4. December 1, 2011

    I like that. Nice Vibes.That’s A Good
    Example.
    Big Up Chubby And The Midnight Groovers.
    One love.

  5. KADANCE
    December 1, 2011

    WAS THERE WOW,SIMPLY AWESOME,SPONTANEOUS MUSICAL ENERGY,NICE ROOTSY VIBES—-JUST A PITY THAT ,JEFF AND GROOVERS NEVER SHARED THE SAME STAGE–HOPE THE BANDS LEARN FROM THAT…BIG -UP STJOE MASSIVE AND DYNAMIC PARLREP

    • Neg Gwanbay
      December 1, 2011

      Trevia:Grammacks and groovers have shared the same stage twice if i remember correctly.Isidore festival in grandbay june 1977(the center playing field) and in st joes festival the next year (st joe playground).

      • 'batu/stepping razor
        December 1, 2011

        I must check Loftus on that. Like you if I remember correctly Groovers did share the stage with Grammacks at the very first Harlem Jam in Dominica at the Newtown Savannah in 1973. That was the biggest baddest and boldest. Grand Bay alone poured in about five groups:Groovers with Flacci,(Chubby)Co, Pollokes Lavinier (the finest bass man Grand Bay ever produced), Leo from Pte. Michel etc.; Black Machine with Perez& Zyro St. Hilaire, Mala, Olauda, Mabo etc.; Honeycombs with Jules,Stan (Kaywana’s father) Patto, Alain etc; Outcasts with Brine, Patrick, Pomp, Duggan etc. and a cultural group: La Jeune Etoile Chorale under James “Jakka” Alexander. Henry and the Saints from the Virgin Islands was there. And Grammacks was also there…resplendent in an all white attire.
        But that is a superlative gesture by Ole Flacci (Chubby)& the Groovers…reminiscent of the Grand Bay road-side jams in the very early 70’s. Yes a superlative gesture fitting of this another Jeff Jo moment…superlative … yes superlative.

  6. Belle neff
    November 30, 2011

    I know the” Road match” for mass in de cemetery going to change,and there going to be Jeff and CC Cordiron leading the vocals.

  7. Charlo
    November 30, 2011

    Very sad to here that you are gone. i know that you are in a better place. The world will miss you Jeff. We were friends, your dad was my boss, we lived about 300 feet from each other in Stjoseph. You will always be remembered. God be with you.

  8. sassy
    November 30, 2011

    RIP JEFF JO MISS U WISH I WAS IN DA SO I COULD HAVE ATTENDED YUR FUNERAL

  9. forreal
    November 30, 2011

    honorable and humbled,i was expecting this types of dedication and life celebrations from the brothers,not only groovers,but including all of dominicas musicians,great farewell for the departed,i know there is a lot more to come,because that’s what dominican people are made of,pure gods love.celebrate my people,your son of the land has done great good for dominica.

  10. phil
    November 30, 2011

    Jah Blessing on JJ thanks Groovers.

    • UR GRAND DAUGHTER
      December 1, 2011

      MAY UR SOUL REST IN PEACE…..ONE TING I LOVE MY GRANDFATHER MUSIC ….LOVE U CHUBBY

  11. Dubique767
    November 30, 2011

    A general saluting a general. Man, I like that…These are two brothers who have carried DA on their backs for decades. We could not ask for more. Rise Dominica, Rise…and show Maf (Jeff Jo) that as we weep, we are ready to send him home in grand style.

    I was just looking at a picture that Jeff and I took together in 1983…Sail on, mate…Sail on. Peter Tosh, Marley, and Hendrix are waiting for you…sail on…I am sure they will make you the front-man.

  12. apache
    November 30, 2011

    we can only measure a tree when it is down.jeff we at rci bel radio nrj will miss your laugh smile and feeling.planet reggae will never be the same but we will never forget the way you used to dance in front of the mike.you have left a void.we try to cope but it is not easy.hope our young musicians will learn from the adults like you.someone said up there they will have to tie you because you move too much.one love brother.strength to mounia your children sisters brothers father and all of dominica.JEFF JOSEPH INTERNATIONAL

  13. Marigotian
    November 30, 2011

    Jah bless chubby. good work .RIP JEFF my school mate and friend.D A and St Joe will miss u very much.Bod Marley, Peter TOSH ,Jacob Miller,allthe great mucians are waiting at Jah gate to welcome home Godspeed my brother.R I P

  14. Rastafari
    November 30, 2011

    Very respectful gesture from the Midnight Groovers. Nuff respect as they continue to uphold Rastafari values and show the world that no matter what group one belongs to, we all are one for Dominica. RIP Jeff Jo, already missing you.

  15. baby
    November 30, 2011

    rest in poeace chuby wil surely lay u to rest god they wil surely mis u

  16. PHILLIS
    November 30, 2011

    love that i think thats a very lovely idea
    rest in peace my friend jeff.

  17. VV
    November 30, 2011

    i agree with Groovers, jeff would approve, i know my Aunty Avis Bruno will drink two kubuli even if this is a sadddddddddd time for her R.I.P Jeff

  18. Nis
    November 30, 2011

    Very Nice!!!

  19. Neg Gwanbay
    November 30, 2011

    Nice vibes,groovers and grammacks have always been close, jeff and chubby were always tight.Nuff respect to chubby and crew.

  20. mindme
    November 30, 2011

    Yeah I hope those who come for the sewo – uh, sorry tribute – will at least plan to attend the funeral. Just sayin’ RIP Jeff Jo

    • Realist
      November 30, 2011

      Think before you write “mindme”!!!!I hate stupid people!!!

  21. mariecherie
    November 30, 2011

    good move groovers give him his own thats so nice of u guys i hope the other groups in dominica follow in ur steps and pay jeff his respect thanks again groovers wish i was home would surely be there to pay my respect one love guys.

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