It was immensely popular with jazz bands and vocalists of the period and beyond, with versions by various artists, including:
Chet Baker. Recorded at Phil Turetsky's House, Los Angeles, on July 9, 1952. It was released on the albums The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker (Mosaic MR5-102, MD3-102) and The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet With Chet Baker (Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 38263-2).
Cab Calloway. He recorded the song twice: First time on June 7, 1932. It was released on a 78 rpm record by ARC and was issued on Banner Records 32483, Melotone M-12489, Oriole 2495, Perfect 15623, Romeo 1868, and Vocalion 15872. The second time he recorded the song live at The New Café Zanzibar on July 17, 1945. It was released on the album Cab Calloway '45: Live at the New Cafe Zanzibar by Magnetic Records as catalog number 132 in 1993.
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra. Recorded on February 9, 1932. It was released on a 78 rpm record by Victor Records as catalog number 22938A. (Ellington wrote an improvised extension of the popular tune heard on a recorded radio broadcast in 1935 and spawned a separate recording of "Dinah's In A Jam" in 1938.)
Tokuichi Mine (Mine Tokuichi(三根徳一?)) had previously been an unknown band singer. He referred to himself as Dick Mine, translated the lyrics of "Dinah" into Japanese by himself, and sang the song. He called himself Kōich Mine (Mine Kōich(三根耕一?)), a pen name, as the translator. "Dinah", sung by Dick Mine, became the first hit song for Teichiku Records, with "Dark Eyes" on the flip side.