In 1993, Vanguard Jazz Showcase re-released all four of the Vic Dickenson Septet records, for which Charles White had provided an illustration. The two CD set featured the same drawing of an African American trombone player (the trombone being Dickenson’s instrument) that had appeared on the original releases. There were references to White in the CD reissue notes, as follows:
“The drawing on the cover is one of a series commissioned by Vanguard Recording Society, Inc., from the distinguished artist, Charles White, for use on its Jazz Showcase and classical releases. Aside from our belief that it takes a creative artist to capture the full human feeling of creative music, we hope by this means to bring to the public a knowledge of contemporary American art such as this, which has only to be seen to be loved. Charles White won the Julius Rosenwald Fellowship in 1942, an Academy of Arts and Letters award in 1952, and a National Prize of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1952. His work is represented in the Whitney Museum [,] Library of Congress, and other famous collections.” A version of this text was reproduced on a number of the Vanguard sleeves that Charles White illustrated.