Wow! I've never seen this concert. I like how one plays a shaker, one plays the hihat, one plays quarter notes on the ride cymbal, and they all play 2 and 4. They blend very well together. Who are the other drummers? They only showed Ringo.Two drummers is for wussies. Try three drummers, three percussionists, an army of guitarists, singers and an orchestra. This is one of the best sounding tribute concerts that brought dozens of the best musicians together. It's amazing how they pulled this off with about a day of rehearsals. RIP Billy Preston and Ravi Shankar.
Well, that DVD was a lmuch ater re-make of their tunes, i.e. done as live performances, to include both living drummers in the gig (Allen and jones). There is not necessarily two playing on the Motown records. Recall they had few tracks to use, and there was not room for 2 drummers in the snake pit to do those records. Benny was first and Uriel and Pistol took turns, there was so much work to do, almost round the clock. Thats what I read in the books.A lot of the old Motown stuff was two drummers. Often one will use a ride while the other uses the hats. Or one will do a ride figure on toms. Both snares together (with great drummers in sync) makes for a fat sound. Check out the Standing In The Shadows DVD.