Ain’t No Mountain – Marvin GayeSteve Ley
This distinctive four-measure rhythm was played with minor variations in the verse sections of the song. In the fourth measure of each phrase, a second drummer played the off-beat bass drum hits in unison (heard in the left channel). The pair of drummers played the choruses together.
I recommend the documentary “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown” to anyone who is interested in soul music and the group of little-known musicians that shaped the genre.