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Ray Charles' explorations into country music were no mere dalliance.They have their genesis in "I'm Movin' On," the last record he made for Atlantic before moving on to ABC Paramount in 1960.

He was putting his own spin to it (hence the Modern Sounds), not merely a black voice singing Gene Autry songs, investing them with pain, emotion, and sorrow.

It was an unprecedented achievement, both commercially and artistically, and now -- decades later -- it's viewed as just another genre-bender in the grand Ray Charles tradition.

Andrew Mosker called it a “game-changer.” It’s also a name-changer.

On Thursday, the National Music Centre announced a deal that gives the naming rights for its new home being built in Calgary’s East Village to telecommunications giant Bell Canada.

This position reports to the Head of Applications and Systems Integration and will be based in Trinidad.

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