A VERY thoroughgoing survey of the "Charleston" - creators, tune, dance and craze. Thanks, professor, and good work.
You must be aware that the Charleston rhythm just the good old clavé beat, heard in "Maple Leaf Rag" and all through the ragtime era. Before, since and always it has been a staple of Latin American music, and before THAT, African. The rhythm lives on, in '50s rock and roll (Bo Diddley comes to mind), '70s disco and even Rap.
There are hundreds of dance records from 1924 - 26 of every kind of song that are replete with the Charleston rhythm, though not labeled as such. The Wolverines were not slow to pick up on the craze - their record of "Tia Juana" is through and through designed for Charleston dancing.