1930s: "The Singing Christian" and "Pinewood Tom"
1940's: "Josh White and his Guitar"
At the Café Society
White and the Roosevelts
Movies and theater
1950s: White and the Blacklist
Song and poetry tributes
- Bob Gibson & Shel Silverstein. (revered folk singer Bob Gibson, and his equally well known writing partner Shel Silverstein - both disciples of White), in 1979, wrote and recorded a song tribute, "Heavenly Choir", to three of their most beloved artists, Josh White, Hank Williams and Janis Joplin....all brilliant artists, who had lived hard, fought hard, and died young. (the first verse is to White, followed by the chorus).
- Peter Yarrow: After White's funeral, one of his protégés, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary, eulogized him in the song "Goodbye Josh", which he included on his first solo album Peter.
- Fellow South Carolina native Jack Williams wrote and recorded "A Natural Man", a tribute to White, on his Walkin' Dreams album in 2002.
- Poet and historian Dr Leatrice Emeruwa published the poem "Josh White is Dead" in 1970.
- In 1983, Josh White, Jr., starred in the long-running and rave-reviewed biographical dramatic musical stage play on his father's life, Josh: The Man & His Music, written and directed by Broadway veteran Peter Link, which premiered at the Michigan Public Theatre in Lansing, Michigan. Subsequently, the State of Michigan formally proclaimed April 20, 1983, as "Josh White & Josh White, Jr. Day."
- In 1984, when asked why his father's recordings were so hard to find, Josh White, Jr. said, "Normally, when a person of my old man's stature passes away, a flood of re-releases and best-of packages are dumped on the market. But when he died [...] there was only one memorial album that Elektra put out and, after that, there was nothing. That's why in my performances I never omit a section devoted to my father's songs, his interpretations of other people's songs, and his style of guitar playing."
- In 1987, the Josh White, Jr. tribute album to his father's music, Jazz, Ballads and Blues (RYKODISC, produced by Douglas Yeager), received a Grammy nomination.
- In 1996, Josh White, Jr. released a well received second tribute album to his father's music, entitled House of the Rising Son (Silverwolf, produced by Josh White, Jr., Douglas Yeager and Peter Link).
- On June 26, 1998, the United States Postal Service issued a 32-cent postage stamp honoring White, unveiling it on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall, followed by a concert tribute of his songs by Josh White, Jr. This same year, Smithsonian Folkways released an album of White's work, entitled Free and Equal Blues, his only solo album released on the label (though he was featured on several compilation works both before and after).
- From 2002 to 2006, the historic Americana show Glory Bound, which starred Odetta, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Oscar Brand, and Josh White, Jr., toured America, in a salute to the first three folk and blues artists to be honored with U.S. postage stamps, Josh White, Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie.
- On February 27, 2010, a 36" high bust of White was unveiled at the LeQuire Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. It is part of an exhibit by the sculptor Alan LeQuire entitled "Cultural Heroes", which will tour museums across America in the Fall of 2010. The exhibit's other cultural heroes, whose busts are honored alongside White, were: Bessie Smith, Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie and Billie Holiday.
- 1945 - The Crimson Canary. Directed by John Hoffman.
- 1947 - Dreams That Money Can Buy. Directed by Hans Richter.
- 1949 - The Walking Hills. Directed by John Sturges.
- 1998 -. Homespun Videos. (An instructional video featuring Josh White, Jr. showing his father's pioneering guitar techniques.)
- 2000 - . DVD. Vestapol.
- 2010 - ``Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel``. Written and Directed by Brigitte Berman
Other films containing recordings by White
- 1994 - Earl Robinson: Ballad of an American. Directed by Bette Jean Bullett.
- 2001 - Jazz, Episode Seven: "Dedicated to Chaos". Directed by Ken Burns.
- 2003 - Strange Fruit. Directed by Joel Katz.
- 2006 - Red Tailed Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen. Directed by Pare Lorentz.
- 2006 - Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power. Directed by Sandra Dickson and Churchill Roberts.
- 2009 - History Detectives. Episode: "In Search of Josh White's Guitar".
- 2009 - American Folk. Part 3, of BBC4's five part series
- 2010 - Our World War II Fathers. Directed by Les Easter