Originally written as a ballet with music by Richard Rodgers and choreography by George Balanchine, and used in Rodgers and Hart's 1936 Broadway musical comedy On Your Toes, "Slaughter..." has had a bit of a life span. It was reprised in 1948 by Gene Kelly & Vera-Ellen (watch below), and again in the early fifties on television.
I know it because Mick Ronson used it for both the title & title cut on his debut solo album in 1974 just after the Spiders From Mars broke up. A curious uneven album, it includes both some incredible moments ("Only After Dark") and some real head scratchers ("Love Me Tender"). Click here for a fantastically rare promo film for the Ronson release. The artwork & photography for the album was done by New Yorker Leee Black Childers.
Mick Ronson - Slaughter On Tenth Avenue: