Gus Van  (1887-1968)
Last updated: 12.04.18
All that can presently (November 2015) be gleaned about by internet searching is that Gus Van is the one-off composer of Crash!!! (1914) subtitled Some Rag and published by Will Rossiter, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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According to the Internet source (found in March 2018) given below, Gus Van was a Vaudvillian comedian and actor. With his partner, Joe Schenck, they made up the comedy duo, Van & Schenck. They were together for 18 years and appeared on Broadway and in the Ziegfeld Follies. Schenck died in 1930 and Van went onto appear in films. His roles include, Atlantic City (1944), Rainbow's End (1938), Gus Van's Garden Party (1936), Gus Van And His Neighbors (1934), They Learned About Women (1930) and Metro Movietone Revue (1929).
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 14 works by Gus Van (1887-1968). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

Teach Me That Beautiful Love (1912)
Words by: Joe Schenck
Open Up the Golden Gates to Dixieland (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Yellen, Joe Schenck
My Old Log Cabin Home (1913)
Words by: Joe Schenck
You Cannot Shake That Shimmie Here (1919) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Schenk Words by: Gill Wells
Crash!!! (1914) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Schenck
All She'd Say Was Umh-Hum (1920)
Words by: Joe Schenck, Mac Emery, King Zany
Don't Try to Steal the Sweetheart of a Soldier (1917) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Joe Schenk Words by: Alfred Bryan
All the Boy's Love Mary (1920) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Schenck Words by: Andrew B. Sterling
Let Him Miss You Just a Little Bit (1917) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Schenck Words by: Chas. K. Charles Kassell Harris
Green River (1920)
Words by: Joe Schenck, Eddie Cantor
My Little China Doll (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Joe Schenk, Jack Yellen
Who Did You Fool After All? (1922) wvicon.gif
Words by: Joe Schenck, Johnny S. Black
Oh How She Can Sing (1919) wvicon.gif
Co-Authors: Joe Schenk, Jack Yellen
That Red Head Gal (1923) wvicon.gif
Words by: Schenck, Henry Lodge
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youtube15.jpg Crash Some Rag (3:34) Ragtime Dorian Henry