The tune Slittin' Sam (The Shaychet Man) was written by baritone saxophonist Al Epstein (shaychet is the Yiddish word for a Kosher butcher). Manny Albam took the tune and crafted a great arrangement that was first recorded on Gibbs's 1956 EmArcy record titled 'Swingin' with the Terry Gibbs Orchestra.' The Dream Band later recorded it in 1959. Unlike most of the Dream Band charts this one has parts for guitar and a 4th trombone. Alternate soloist parts have been included so that this may be played with any featured instrumentalist.